Compare ECC Japan vs NOVA (Japan) BETA

See how working at ECC Japan vs. NOVA (Japan) compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at ECC Japan vs. NOVA (Japan). Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
ECC Japan company icon

ECC Japan

NOVA (Japan) company icon

NOVA (Japan)

Employee Ratings

  • ECC Japan scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 119 reviews)
ECC Japan employees rated their Overall Rating 1.2 higher than NOVA (Japan) employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.2
(based on 110 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.6
ECC Japan employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.0 higher than NOVA (Japan) employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
1.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
ECC Japan employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.5 higher than NOVA (Japan) employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
1.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
ECC Japan employees rated their Work-life balance 1.0 higher than NOVA (Japan) employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
ECC Japan employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than NOVA (Japan) employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
1.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.0
ECC Japan employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than NOVA (Japan) employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
ECC Japan Ceo Katsumi Yamaguchi
0%
N/AKatsumi Yamaguchi
CEO Approval
NOVA (Japan) placeholder CEO image
N/A0 Ratings
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
64%
ECC Japan employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 43% higher than NOVA (Japan) employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
21%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
25%
ECC Japan employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than NOVA (Japan) employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
11%

Salaries

NOVA (Japan) has 8 more total submitted salaries than ECC Japan.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Regional Personnel Manager and Program Coordinator1 Salaries
$3,589/mo
Salaries for similar jobs
Administrative2 Salaries
$18/hr
Teacher1 Salaries
$2,200/mo
Information Systems Manager1 Salaries
$90,412/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Vacation time" was the most mentioned Pro at ECC Japan.
  • "Students are great" was the most mentioned Pro at NOVA (Japan).
  • "Japanese staff" was the most mentioned Con at ECC Japan.
  • "Pension" was the most mentioned Con at NOVA (Japan).
Pros
Pros
"Vacation time"(in 13 reviews)
"Paid vacation"(in 7 reviews)
Pros
"Students are great"(in 11 reviews)
"Easy job"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Japanese staff"(in 11 reviews)
"School directors"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
"Pension"(in 18 reviews)
"Health insurance"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good Job"Sep 6, 2020

Former Employee - Teacher

I worked at ECC Japan part-time

Pros

-hours and vacation are great

Cons

-there is little opportunity for promotion

"G.Taste Nova"Jul 21, 2015

I worked at NOVA (Japan)

Pros

Salaried position. High salary for Eikaiwa job, about 30,000 USD depending on a 1:100 exchange rate. Intensive training for adult classes: cover theory in one day, then application over 2 days where... you have an experienced teacher give you tips. The lessons and everything are given to you. It's all actually easy to get into the flow. Employees, even trainers, are every open and honest in my experience, you could tell when they had to say something was company policy because they made it clear that was the rule.

Cons

Kinds training is about 5 times more than adult lesson training and has a ton of prep material, plus is a hectic room, so no hands on training is not good. The work is intensive and you are under a... tight 10 minute to wrap up a lesson, change material, log notes, open up next student info, plan a lesson they aren't doing that day, and get to the room whilst doing any lobby service/talking if needed. Plus no snacking time, little chance to use toilets, shorter than average lunch break (prob 40 minutes here depending on class prep time you want) or get water make for a very draining day if you need those. This can be very exhausting work and will probably drain you more than you expect which is a hurdle at the beginning as a constant thereafter. And yes class prep time is needed because the students will review you and if you do good you get a bonus, if you do bad you're probably not going to hear about it (branch staff must tell you) or if you do it will be without constructive criticism.

Advice to Management

Allow more leniency if someone gets sick. Provide break rooms for staff to eat or drink so they don't have to in front of students which looks bad. Little things like those will improve morale.

Job Postings