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  1. « Great opportunities »

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    • Équilibre travail/vie privée
    • Culture et valeurs
    • Opportunités de carrière
    • Rémunération et avantages
    • Dirigeants
    Employé actuel - Project Manager
    Employé actuel - Project Manager
    Recommande

    Avantages

    Great opportunities, cool working environment with
    international colleagues. You have the chance to choose and conduct projects
    that interest you since they believe employees will perform better when they
    like what they are doing.

    Inconvénients

    Sometimes working hours can be long, but well valued and
    compensated


  2. « Luck of the Draw »

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    • Équilibre travail/vie privée
    • Culture et valeurs
    • Opportunités de carrière
    • Rémunération et avantages
    • Dirigeants
    Employé actuel - ESL Teacher
    Employé actuel - ESL Teacher
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue négatif
    Aucune opinion sur PDG

    Je travaille chez EF English First à plein temps (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    If you get lucky, unlike me, you could be at a very productive and professional center. Other teachers I know feel very supported by management, have all the supplies they need, and feel prepared for class each day. You will also always be paid on time, which can not always be said for ESL teaching companies. There is also a huge amount of opportunities and venues both in and out of teaching, all within the EF brand.

    Inconvénients

    If you get unlucky, like me, you can end up in an absolutely awful center. Management is inexperienced and untrustworthy and every day will be a challenge to prepare for classes. You may never know how many kids to prepare for in a class (happened to me yesterday morning: my class tripled in size with no warning). Your PA's will throw you under the bus at any opportunity to cover themselves. Entire classes may appear on your schedule with no notice. Once a safety issue arose and we were told to lie to the parents about their students' safety to not incite a panic. The pay, while on time, is low for the standard you see amongst other companies. With the insurance they provide, you pay all your doctor bills up front and have to submit a claim to get reimbursed, but no one I know has ever gotten reimbursed. You get very little annual leave. And all those other job opportunities, you have to make it at least through your year to get to them. If you're struggling like I am, that year could feel like 5.

    Conseils à la direction

    The standard of centers needs to be the same across the board. Many other teachers I know have fabulous centers that are very productive and have a good working environment. Other centers are almost famously underperforming and the entire staff is unhappy. Every manager higher and higher that I've spoken to is acutely aware of which centers are the "problem centers", but nothing is being done to correct it.

  3. « Great Company to Grow With »

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    • Culture et valeurs
    • Opportunités de carrière
    • Rémunération et avantages
    • Dirigeants
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Approuve le PDG

    Je travaille chez EF English First à plein temps

    Avantages

    Amazing co-workers, ample development opportunities, challenging work

    Inconvénients

    Living in China can be challenging at times


  4. « Ups and Downs »

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    • Culture et valeurs
    • Opportunités de carrière
    • Rémunération et avantages
    • Dirigeants
    Ancien employé - Senior Teacher/Teacher - Pékin, Pékin (Chine)
    Ancien employé - Senior Teacher/Teacher - Pékin, Pékin (Chine)
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue négatif
    Désapprouve le PDG

    J'ai travaillé chez EF English First en Contrat Permanent (Pendant plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    - Paid on time / - Valid working visa / - colleagues are super nice / - generally there is a support system for new arrivals / - there is a clear path for advancement / - the kids are lovely and great to teach

    Inconvénients

    - long hours that are unaccounted for when payday comes / the pay is not competitive at all / When I started it was around 11,000 or 12,000 RMB for an international teacher and it's still similar / The housing prices in Beijing are nearly doubled in the last 5 years, but EF won't change its pay even though they are charging parents more every year.... / - it's impossibly to do the job to the best of your ability in the time given in the workday so forced overtime is natural / - covering classes completely spontaneously. I covered a class 5 minutes after it was supposed to start / - advancement path is clear, but they really make you jump through some hoops to even get the slightest promotions which don't account to very much in the way of salary / - the company is cheap when it comes to fixing/replacing broken equipment. I worked in a center where the AC was broken for about 4 and a half years / The white boards were constantly malfunctioning in the middle of open door lessons. This goes back to the whole low salary thing / some people that are hired have no business being teachers, we used to joke that if you have a 4 year degree, are a native speaker, and have a pulse you will be hired. Hiring standards are very very low /

    Conseils à la direction

    Pay a fair, competitive salary to teachers and they wouldn't leave every 6 months. I know, I worked there for many years as a senior teacher on the DOS path. Also get upper management to fully understand the day to day workings of EF. I'm not talking about PMs. I want to see Jacob in center more. He used to show up once a year, make a useless speech and leave. It would be nice if he actually knew the day to day workings of EF. As I said, I worked there for awhile met him 3 times and each time he acted like we never met. I found him way out of touch with what's happening in centers.


  5. Utile (1)

    « Good pay for starting salary »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme

    Je travaille chez EF English First à plein temps

    Avantages

    Pay is good compared to what other companies offer

    Inconvénients

    Hours might be not fit for you, depending on if you want to work morning or evenings


  6. « Service Consultant »

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    • Opportunités de carrière
    • Rémunération et avantages
    • Dirigeants
    Ancien employé - Service Consultant - Jakarta (Indonésie)
    Ancien employé - Service Consultant - Jakarta (Indonésie)
    Recommande
    Point de vue neutre
    Aucune opinion sur PDG

    J'ai travaillé chez EF English First en Contrat Permanent (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Good environment with good colleague, everyone is really nice.

    Inconvénients

    Also responsible for sales target, even though in another team (not sales).

    Conseils à la direction

    N/A


  7. Utile (1)

    « From lifestyle to career with Kids and Teens school »

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    • Équilibre travail/vie privée
    • Culture et valeurs
    • Opportunités de carrière
    • Rémunération et avantages
    • Dirigeants
    Employé actuel - Senior DOS - Shenzhen, Guangdong (Chine)
    Employé actuel - Senior DOS - Shenzhen, Guangdong (Chine)
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Approuve le PDG

    Je travaille chez EF English First à plein temps (Pendant plus de 8 ans)

    Avantages

    Great professional development opportunities and personal growth unlimited. Well supported through application and arrival process.
    Rewarding being part of young learner English journeys and longer term contribution to their overall learning journey.
    Increase in annual leave days in subsequent contract is an incentive to sign again.

    Inconvénients

    Careful use of annual leave in the year can increase travel opportunities otherwise chances for travel seem limited by lack of planning.
    Expecting Monday to Friday with office hours? In the wrong part of the industry but as a lifestyle choice it can be satisfying.

    Conseils à la direction

    Increase number of annual leave days in first contract to allow more travel , a closer match to some applicants aspirations.

  8. Utile (1)

    « Racist »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue négatif
    Désapprouve le PDG

    J'ai travaillé chez EF English First en Contrat Permanent (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    get you to china for sure

    Inconvénients

    they only need white people, don't even apply if you are not white.

    Conseils à la direction

    stop lying on the ads


  9. « EF Academic Partnerships »

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    • Équilibre travail/vie privée
    • Culture et valeurs
    • Opportunités de carrière
    • Rémunération et avantages
    • Dirigeants
    Employé actuel - ESL Teacher - Shanghai, Shanghai (Chine)
    Employé actuel - ESL Teacher - Shanghai, Shanghai (Chine)
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Aucune opinion sur PDG

    Je travaille chez EF English First à plein temps (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    - Pay is always on time
    -Lots of opportunity to progress within Academic Partnerships, teachers are often promoted to senior teachers or similar within 2 or 3 semesters.
    -They run a few workshops each semester in order to improve specific aspects of teaching, although these are not always well attended.
    - Nice of them to offer a salary advance when you first arrive.

    Inconvénients

    - Salary isn't very high compared to other teaching jobs in Shanghai, and it is particularly tough during long breaks in Spring and Summer where you are paid a fraction of your monthly salary.

    Conseils à la direction

    Offer more of a salary during long semester breaks.


  10. Utile (1)

    « EF Review »

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    • Équilibre travail/vie privée
    • Culture et valeurs
    • Opportunités de carrière
    • Rémunération et avantages
    • Dirigeants
    Employé actuel - Teacher - Pékin, Pékin (Chine)
    Employé actuel - Teacher - Pékin, Pékin (Chine)
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Approuve le PDG

    Je travaille chez EF English First à plein temps (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    I've been with EF for 2 months. Positive supportive atmosphere. Colleagues are Awesome! I'm working with Kids and they are the best! Great chance to meet others from around the world.

    Inconvénients

    The pay is not the best for the field. You don't get Sat. or Sun off.

    Conseils à la direction

    Teachers need to get paid a higher competitive salary, it would slow the high turnover rate.


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