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It is being one of the best experiences of my life

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Current Employee - Au Pair in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Au Pair in Portland, OR

I have been working at Au Pair in America full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Get to work in the US.
Get to meet lots of new people.
Get to take care of beautiful and nice children that will love you as a family member.
Get to know American culture.

Cons

Sometimes you miss your family and friends back in home, but other than that, I don't see any more cons.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    The experience overall teaches you how to learn living far from home and to be responsible for another human life

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    Former Employee - Au Pair in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Au Pair in New York, NY

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - This experience opened my mind to other cultures, not just the american
    - Teached me how to live with a different family with different rules and different habits.
    - Increased my sense of responsibility since another human being was dependant on my work.
    - Offered me the opportunity to assist to schools that normally would have being very costly to attend
    - Gave me the chance to travel to many places and cities
    - I have met very interesting people, made friends and learn from others situations

    Cons

    - It is very easy to get misunderstandings with your host family when you don´t have a good communication.
    - It is practically a matter of "good luck" whether you get a nice family since you never know how things can turn out after a while with the family you chose to live with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a way to avoid misunderstandings between the au pair and the family is to have a closer relation between the person responsible of the area with the au pairs to serve as conciliator between this two parties before misunderstandings arise.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Established culture and internal process, not able to integrate new/modern techniqutes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Au Pair in America

    Pros

    The company runs on the core values of family. The majority of the women working for the company are mothers and that is to be expected due to what the company does. Communication is key with this company and if there is ever a question or a request it is handled quickly and efficiently. A small company, so there is very little red tape to step over.

    Cons

    The company takes pride in their long standing presence in their field, and they should. Being the first company on the scene is something to brag about. But with the current forecast ahead they needed to embrace modernism. They are a company set in their ways. The same ways that made them #1 is now bringing them down. The Community Counselor's seem to mostly be from the company years ago and haven't moved on. That brought the new employees, younger employees, something of a wall to hit. they were not embracing change and letting the change affect the company. Advancement is none, this is a company that works on part-time only positions for people looking to spend some free time during their retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring new life into the company. Embrace change and let the new processes take time to take effect. Let management filter down instead of staying back in the corporate offices. The minute the forces on the ground feel like they are being supported, more progress will result.

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