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Discovering China

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Former Employee - Lecturer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Former Employee - Lecturer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I worked at Raffles College of Higher Education. full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Discover a new culture, and travel around Asia.

Cons

There are no possibility to grow.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Raffles College of Higher Education.

    Pros

    Doing what I am meant to do on my terms

    Cons

    Lack of system and leadership

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Intentions to Promote "Education for Everyone", but Needing More Focus and Structure

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    Former Employee - Lecturer for Raffles Design Training Centre  in  Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Former Employee - Lecturer for Raffles Design Training Centre in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I worked at Raffles College of Higher Education.

    Pros

    Located in Southeast Asia. The weather is warm, and food is fresh. Classes have a basic outline and teachers are able to "tailor" the outlines to their own style of teaching. Basically free to speak and teach however you want. The only evaluations you will receive are from your students at the end of each term.

    Cons

    Ridiculously low salary, especially for lecturers coming from a developed country. You are required to work over 40 hours a week or more. That's 5 days a week plus Saturday. Only a short vacation with no summer break. Only 1 week break between each term. No health insurance is provided, which I think is ridiculous to hire lecturers into a third world country and not provide health benefits . If you get into a serious motorbike accident, the company might refund your medical bills, pending the situation. They do not compensate for housing. There are no requirements for the students skill level, even for the design programs.The classes have all types of students, some with talent, some without, some with no English speaking ability, some with a basic English speaking ability. The only requirement this school seems to care about is having enough money to pay tuition. Quality has gone out the door. They don't care about the lecturer, the student, or about making a good impression and contributing to the culture of the communities they impact all over Southeast Asia. These Singaporeans are in it for the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standards provide value. When you have value you will be appreciated. Until you put value into the customers i.e. the students that are making you money, you will continue to fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
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