AEON Corporation of Japan Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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3.4
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Pros
  • "You'll get a furnished apartment, a bank account and all of the main paperwork will be done for you(in 33 reviews)

  • "Get valuable teaching experience(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "not many career advancement opportunities for foreign teachers(in 39 reviews)

  • "Japanese staff have tasks that they want you to do, but don’t always tell you so you do not know what to prepare or what to do(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company to Work for

      Oct 8, 2020 - English Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      They help you with just about anything you will ever need.

      Cons

      Your experience will differ depending on your expectations and where you happen to be placed. I had an overall great experience but I knew others who complained.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good company to work with

      May 12, 2021 - Mechanical Design Engineer in Jamestown, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      environment is good and good pay.

      Cons

      too much work load, with basic vacation.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great experience just know what you’re getting into

      Apr 5, 2021 - English Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Live life in japan Wonderful students Great culture exchange and experience Fulfilling job

      Cons

      Even though the job is fulfilling work schedule is horrible Be expected to overwork Be expected to do things old fashioned (no data entry mostly paperwork)

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

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      Feb 15, 2021 - English Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Easy process for transition into life in Japan - Competitive salary - Variety of classes/students

      Cons

      - Problems with management, little support from HQ (no HR for foreign employees) - High Japanese staff turn-over - Difficult to use time off

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Odd hours but a rewarding job

      Dec 10, 2020 - Currently Unemployed in El Centro, CA
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      Pros

      -Meet new people -Live in Japan -Get valuable teaching experience -Okay salary for this type of job

      Cons

      -Work hours are outside of regular ones -Some schools can be difficult to work at depending on staff and students -Teaching the same material can become monotonous

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Really depends on the school

      Dec 1, 2020 - Foreign Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay Vacation time Lessons already planned Workshops at head office

      Cons

      Possibly challenging staff Focused on money more than student learning Very difficult to be promoted

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Old facilities, lack of training

      Jan 27, 2021 - Customer Service Associate 
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      Pros

      people are nice and easy going

      Cons

      facilities are a bit old and people not that open-minded

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Poor management and lack of support

      Oct 13, 2020 - English Instructor 
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      Pros

      Great way to get a visa Company helps with initial training and arrival in Japan Some teachers were genuinely good people

      Cons

      Sexual harassment is common and nothing is done about it Negativity from staff brings down the atmosphere and discourages new staff members and nothing is done to change their outlooks. Management will sometimes overbook teachers’ schedules with no time for preparation just to meet monthly financial goals Sexism in the workplace was COMMON

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Japanese work culture is no laughing matter

      Jul 1, 2020 - English Language Instructor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Educational materials seem good and useful for students -They seem to be doing their best to grow and adapt to new demands for english learning -Students

      Cons

      -New programs or flyers or updates every day, things are always changing and there was no organizational process to let us know when they changed or how to handle it, just shoved at us the day of. -Jam packed schedules with no time to reflect on what just happened without rushing to the next class -Focus was always on getting more lessons booked, not on delivering quality lessons -Trainings were often a waste of time, other teachers just wanted to talk about themselves and show off or ask for personal advice, so you couldn't practice the skill you came to practice.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good for experience; Difficult Work-life balance

      Jul 7, 2020 - English Instructor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company is great for helping you settle into Japan. The website is very clear about what gets done and how they set you up (apartment, your pay, etc). You can meet various people and have a great cultural experience in another country. Lessons are generally structured so you don't have to create content from scratch. Your pay is alright for an entry level foreign English teacher position (and compared to other companies). You get healthcare insurance and health check-ups!!!

      Cons

      A lot of it depends on your own school. If your school isn't well organized, work is going to be rough. Even if it's a good school, you're going to be very busy. You can be overworked, but that's technically accounted for in your pay. If you have the usual weekends, then you miss out of 10 national holidays in the year. Getting someone to cover for you when you take time off can be difficult. Vacation days and sick days are the same 5 days combined. Upper executives seem very distant and lacking connection with staff in terms of what to expect. Probably not important in the future, but compared to other companies, AEON responded the slowest. Main takeaway is YMMV.

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