Aeon Corporation – Columbus, OH
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Aeon International – Anywhere
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I worked at AEON Corporation of Japan full-time (Less than a year)
You get to go to Japan
Training is rushed and they seem to think that people who are not trained in education can become teachers in no time. You soon learn it's not real education. There is subtle pressure put on you in everyday life here, like wanting you to speak to everyone equally in the lobby and be all smiles. It was annoying sometimes seeing how my Japanese co-workers were faking over-the-top enthusiasm as if that's what people from the West are like. You also don't get to leave immediately when your work time is up (which is usually fifteen minutes after 9) and the staff takes their sweet time to close up the place, not making it obvious that you can go. Way too many classes as well (from someone who is a teacher here in the US) and the kids classes are the worst. They are so uncontrollable. Aeon does not prepare you for them very well. Basically they will tell you how to do classes for a week then throw you in with the sharks. You get a couple days with the teacher you will be replacing and that is it.
Advice to Management
Understand that foreigners are not going to Japan to work. It's just that simple. They want to travel and see Japan. Sure they can help your company, as they need work to survive while they are there, but you will not keep teachers for very long with the schedules and poor training that you have today. Go back to short schedules, where teachers have lots of free time to do whatever and see Japan. They are not there to have fun by acclimating to Japanese work culture and being treated as if they are Japanese. None of us want that and none of us care. Plain and simple. Change, or the ship will begin to sink quite soon as word spreads.