Mission: ECC stands for "Education Communication Community.” Our name is our mission statement: it’s all about creating a vibrant and peaceful global community via education and communication.
The management team in charge of supervising the foreign language instructors were incredibly helpful with the moving process. They listened to all comments or concerns the employees had regarding work, and were always on your side. If you are comfortable living in an environment very different from your own, and are interested in teaching abroad in Japan, ECC is one of the best schools to work for.
When you first join their company and begin working, expect to be sent to several different schools in the region. Even when you are given your own permanent schedule, you will likely be working at between 2-5 different schools around your area.
Advice to Management
Consider offering new recruits a small packet that includes information regarding their city. I am sure many current employees, myself included when I was employeed, would have loved to contribute to it to help new employees adapt to their city easier. Assistance for cell phone purchases, locations of grocery stores, etc. During my first week of living in Japan, I was so jet-lagged it was hard to navigate my area of the city and locate places that were necessary almost immediately.
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at ECC Japan in May 2018.
Overall, it was a positive experience. The session was well-done and engaging, and the recruiters were very friendly. In our session, nobody was asked to leave after initial introductions and grammar exam. I only have one real criticism: much of what we were told was in the packet we were expected to read or on the website, so it was a little frustrating to be required to attend an 8+ hour recruitment session when it could easily have been half the length.
Based on the interview questions, I'm pretty sure I didn't get a job offer because I had specific preferences with location and start dates, which I totally understand. Flexibility is repeatedly stressed throughout the hiring process, so I knew going into it that it might not work out. As a heads-up though, instructors are strongly encouraged to be okay with shared housing. I wish I had known that before applying.
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