Language Studies International

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Language Studies International Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great family environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Language Studies International

    Pros

    Very supportive administration. They are open and receptive to new ideas and help with any problems. They are very relaxed which makes for a very welcoming, comfortable work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Like most schools, they don't pay much for prep time. I would like to see the HR people try to prep for a week's worth of classes in the amount of time that they deign to pay for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for the prep time that teachers are already doing for free.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Nice place to work.

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    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Language Studies International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They provide text books and the curricula so planning is minimal. Great students from around the world. The managers were very allow the teachers a lot of freedom and this is a definite plus. There was a feeling of mutual trust and respect between teachers and management. Plenty of social outings and the management understood the value of field trips for students.

    Cons

    Salary could be better. Provide more teaching tools such as iPads/projectors. Computers should be updated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide funds for professional development and give company sponsored bonuses. When I worked there, our director gave us bonuses out of her own account.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Anybody can get ahead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Language Studies International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for Language Studies International it became apparent that the person least-expected can rise to the level of marketing manager or school director without necessarily having the training, skills or knowledge often required for the same roles in other companies. This can be a pro for some people.

    Cons

    Being more of a family company, it can feel as though 'it's how it's always been' approaches limit the dynamism of this company in the fast-changing international education market.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Very positive overall, although slightly limiting by the end. (That might just be me, of course.)

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    Former Employee - School Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - School Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Language Studies International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, a real feeling of being part of a family. Happy students, good business relationships. Good locations.

    Cons

    Old habits die hard. It feels like not much has changed for us, and some competitors have taken advantage of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan for the next stage. 3, 5, 10 years from now...?

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Fair

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Language Studies International

    Pros

    Flexibility, stability, good working culture

    Cons

    No fair promotions, no professional development, no good salary package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training for employees, the possibility of progression, fair salaries after years in the company, provide clear job descriptions for all positions

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