Compare BorderLink vs Minerva Language Institute BETA

See how Minerva Language Institute vs. BorderLink compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.0
(based on 49 reviews)
3.4
(based on 11 reviews)
Career Opportunities
1.1
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
1.2
2.7
Work-life balance
2.0
3.3
Senior Management
1.3
3.9
Culture & Values
1.3
3.1
CEO Approval
BorderLink Ceo Yasumasa Yasui
N/AYasumasa Yasui
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N/A0 Ratings
% Recommend to a friend
15%
61%
Positive Business Outlook
1%
45%

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What Employees Say

Pros
"Coordinators"(in 7 reviews)
"Paid on time"(in 4 reviews)
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Cons
"Low pay"(in 10 reviews)
"Pay no"(in 6 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I worked at BorderLink

Pros

- Good coordinators who will help you if you ask. - They did not interfere too much in my schools. - Apartment with Leopalace was comfy and furnished. - I got placed in a nice town.

Cons

- Recruiting staff are encouraged to lie about many things. Don't believe them. BL staff even admit to it. - Pay is low - Leopalace contract is very shady and is driven by race (like much of... Japan, unfortunately) - Training is long, silly, and expensive - Some teachers were stuck with 6 schools, some only got 2. Who knows why. - Financial department was a MESS. Japanese banks are very difficult, and the company wasn't prepared for it.

Advice to Management

Your recruiting staff needs help. Either they don't understand your policies, or or just rotten liars. This affects teachers and their enjoyment of working for you. Don't let them say 3000 dollars... is enough to start on in Japan. You tell them to come a week early before training to sign papers, then you make mistakes, making the hotels we paid for a burden on us. Training was overly silly and should only be for ALTs with no experience. However, I enjoyed my coordinator and HR. They were very understanding and helpful. My schools were great and I loved my town. I would honestly do it again if possible, knowing that I shouldn't listen to recruiting staff.

Former Contractor - EFL Teacher

I worked at Minerva Language Institute

Pros

self manage, constant training to improve your teaching, great curriculum

Cons

sometimes long commutes to schools, and can take a while to get just a few schools close to your home

Advice to Management

since benese acquired the company the class content and work quality improved dramatically. Good job

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