Suzhou Foreign Language School Reviews
Pros – Salary and benefits package are great, teaching materials are above par, most fellow teachers are easy to get along with, good location vs my living quarters
Cons – Too many teacher hires of those with no teaching background, campus student body staff is growing but facilities are not. Senior management is distant and doesn't seem truly invested in staff or its students. Students seem to run the show in many cases.
Advice to Senior Management – Kids need discipline and structure. Rewarding lazy students equally as achieving students is ridiculous. Having no punishment system at all is a detriment to teachers and the "play-by-the-rules" top students. With the extremely high student count, perhaps it's time to build a new school or add on to the current campus somehow (build up?).
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Good social life among foreign teachers. Freedom as opposed to Chinese teachers. Chinese New Year bonus paid up front. Paid sick leave.
Cons – No support from managment. School doesn't follow the contract when it is in their interests, but when it helps them they enforce it strongly. They don't seem to care about education, just making the parents happy. Discipline is non-existent. The amount of classes in the contract is not the real amount you have to teach. Accommodation is dated, on campus, with many restrictions and rules. Food is awful. Kids run the place, classic rich little emperors.
Advice to Senior Management – Hire teachers with teaching credentials. Help with discipline in the classroom. Take an interest in your teachers, get to know them and help them with their work. Follow the contract!
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend