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Wall Street English Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
56 Reviews
3.4
56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy to teach pre-prepared lesson plans (in 4 reviews)

  • Modern workplace, pay on time, interesting co-workers (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • low salary, intensive workload, unequal working status (in 3 reviews)

  • Some of the senior management aren't very business-oriented (former teachers/trainers), so proactive planning sometimes falls flat (i (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    English tutor and office manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wall Street English

    Pros

    working with people being a team player, knowing you accomplished your days work with satisfaction

    Cons

    learning new things, getting better everyday at what you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work for a few years, but don't get stuck.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wall Street English

    Pros

    The most professionally-run ESL organization I've worked for.

    Cons

    Irregular working hours make it nearly impossible to have a meaningful social life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A good programme and usually good teams

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wall Street English

    Pros

    You work with interesting people from everywhere. There is a dynamic leadership.

    Cons

    Not a lot of down-sizes. Except that everything depends on the team you are placed in.

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  5.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Foreign Teacher Wall Street China in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Foreign Teacher Wall Street China in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The recruitment process was straight forward and before I knew it, Shanghai was a reality. The training was very well organized and thorough, I was taught well about the company's goal and methodologies. Leaving this company has always been one of my biggest regrets.

    Cons

    Get ready to work in the evening and on the weekends, but other than that, the company has an excellent management development program. Bonuses are great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes working at different centers was a bit inconvenient, but on the other hand, when you need holiday time, there will be cover. Sometimes SM's are too busy so don't they don't always have a lot of time to talk to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A very fun experience (in Thailand)

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    Former Contractor - English Teacher in Ban Rangsit (Thailand)
    Former Contractor - English Teacher in Ban Rangsit (Thailand)

    I worked at Wall Street English as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Being a part of the WSE team was really fun. Made so many great friends. Easy and laid-back work environment for teachers. Lots of respect from students and some creative freedom in your teaching style. Sick leave was unlimited, though you typically felt bad calling in sick because your friends had to cover for you.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. Poor health insurance. Management is clearly driven by sales and I didn't see middle management getting much support from upper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Camaraderie is something you've done well, so I didn't mind spending most of my time at work, but you may want to consider hiring more teachers to lighten the hours or paying a little more to make it worth it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a mostly positive experience, particularly for those new to TEFL.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I have been working at Wall Street English

    Pros

    The salary (Thailand) competitive with comparable employers, and paid punctually. Bright, reasonably well-equiped workplace.

    Cons

    Management are definitely focussed on sales more than education. Long hours including evenings and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the lame marketing gimmicks and all the rubbish and focus on teaching English. Care about people a little more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    WSE Thailand (Educator)

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    Former Employee - Educator in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Educator in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I worked at Wall Street English

    Pros

    Lessons plans done for you, and you can use creative-side to expand. Additional classes or clubs were part of the hours. I had a very flexible work schedule. Once you know the lessons, you can really aim to improve your own skills as a teacher.

    Cons

    Low salary. Some staff interaction. Hours can be terrible if you have a spouse with a normal 9-5 job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very poorly managed company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Often looking for teachers; pays enough to get you by.

    Cons

    Unstable company -- during my two years at WSI there were various paydays on which they could not assure me that my paycheck would be deposited in my bank account. The local and regional management teams were by far the worst of any company I have worked for or know of. Incompetent, corrupt, shameless or verging on psycopathic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management????

  10.  

    Fabulous working environment, itty-bitty salary

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Cayambe (Ecuador)
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Cayambe (Ecuador)

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at the learning center in Cayambe, Ecuador at the end of 2011 as an interim English teacher. A fabulous atmosphere for interacting on a multicultural level, Wall Street English (used to be known as Wall Street Institute) offers employment to qualified English teachers. They prefer candidates who have taken an ESL course, but it is not always necessary. The learning centers are open concept, with glass partitions. The students (all adults) are typically highly motivated (they are paying to attend!) and courteous. Most are eager to learn not only English but facets of the teacher's culture. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

    Cons

    You may be asked to work some evenings during the week as many of the students have jobs during normal business hours. Pay was based on normal wages of the host country. In the case of Ecuador, it was $500 per month. That is enough to survive, if one lives frugally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively seek teacher feedback for ideas, complaints, and constructive criticism on curriculum format. Also, offer constructive feedback to teachers on their teaching style and format.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Social Media Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wall Street English part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They trusted me a lot and gave me responsibility since the beginning of my permanence.

    Cons

    No organization, difficulty of communication with the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To better structure the environment.

    Doesn't Recommend

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