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Wall Street English Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
51 Reviews
3.2
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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 an 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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    Fantastic experience

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top notch curriculum and students. Training at the beginning in the WSE method is helpful, and management is easy to talk to. I really liked my co-workers and the facilities were excellent. The best company to work for in Korea.

    Cons

    I'd rather not work Saturdays, but it wasn't too bad. We were asked to work every third Saturday, but were flexible when wanting to switch with co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, I really enjoyed working for WSE Korea!

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Amazing Co-workers! (and that's it!)

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    Former Employee - Personal Tutor in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Personal Tutor in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I worked at Wall Street English part-time

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, they look good and very international minded.

    Cons

    For a company that looks that good, you sure pay little to your local teachers. So little, it's humiliating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You sell education - nothing's wrong with that. But as time goes by, the selling part is getting so much bigger than the education part. In the end of the day, just like any other corporation, it's all about the money. You guys don't care whether or not the students can speak English at the end of the day, do you? Of course not. It doesn't matter. As long as their money feeds you.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    A good way to earn and live abroad but not a long term position.

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    Former Employee - Foreign Trainer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Foreign Trainer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    passionate coworkers, WSE has a learning system that works and seeing students improve over time is a big plus, opportunities for advancement, very flexible time-off policies, this job will make you a better educator, effective training,

    Cons

    the pay scale hasn't been changed in a decade, no real reward or upside for staying after first year due to small raise that barely covers increased cost of living, bloated HR that does little to support staff in country, company seems to care very little about retaining staff, work-life balance can be difficult because you work weekends and everyone has different days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your teachers like numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Terrible company, awful pay

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    Former Employee - Language Assistant in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Language Assistant in Paris (France)

    I worked at Wall Street English part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Teachers and other language assistants are fun, and the students are generally friendly.

    Cons

    The job as language assistant is basically receptionist. Many many calls to students every morning reminding them to come back to the centre to do their multimedia lessons. Only part time contracts offered but one must work over 5 days and obliged to work shifts between 3-5hrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up the pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been a teacher at Wall Street English in Ancona for a year now.

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in Ancona (Italy)
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Ancona (Italy)

    I have been working at Wall Street English part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's been a very positive introduction to teaching English, having come straight off the CELTA. The team are really supportive and friendly - they let you find your own style within the technique. There is a very friendly environment at work, where your individuality as a person is encouraged. Knowing i can transfer to a Wall Street School anywhere in the world is a great bonus for the travel hungry.

    Cons

    The lower teacher time than other techniques can cause anger amongst students, but the benefits of a real life scenario, speaking-heavy technique are easy to defend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None for now, from an employees point of view they are doing a great job.

  11.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wall Street English full-time

    Pros

    nice people and environment, you can learn a lot in here.

    Cons

    salary and benefit , just okay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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