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ASIJ Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "ASIJ"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful community environment - everyone is tremendously welcoming to newcomers. Staff are passionate and hardworking.

    Cons

    Wonderful community environment...apart from the higher ups. Administration can be too focused on learning innovations rather than community welfare. Not necessarily a downside, but employees are mostly American which is surprising at an international school.

    Advice to Management

    No specific advice, but would suggest more open and honest communication with the school community.


  2. "Better reputation than reality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ASIJ full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Few meetings compared to other schools

    Cons

    Negative opinion of head of school
    Many veteran faculty means things are not as cutting edge as they could be

  3. "Prestigious International School"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ASIJ full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated and hard working faculty, great community, a lot of support from the administration

    Cons

    Students are stretched very thin with extra-curriculars and homework, stressful atmosphere


  4. "Top Tier International Professional Environment for Teachers"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Chōfu (Japan)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Chōfu (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ASIJ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training and professional development programs are excellent
    Involvement in school policy making, education focus, curriculum, and technology
    Cutting edge teaching
    Transparent administrative and board policies
    In a university neighborhood
    Closest thing I've ever seen to a teacher-managed education environment

    Cons

    Very isolated from experiencing Japanese culture
    Board members want special treatment for their children and no grades below a B

    Advice to Management

    Current director is open-door, direct, and transparent
    Management is top grade, well-experienced, and well-trained
    Contracts are upfront, honest, and excellent
    Benefits are phenomenal
    Work-life balance needs some attention--the school can be an all-consuming environment. Many long-term staff have little knowledge of Japanese language or culture.


  5. "Amazing job opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Bus Monitor in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Bus Monitor in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ASIJ part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    easy to manage time while still making excellent pay
    (fits into schedule perfectly)
    fun to relate to all the children

    Cons

    not much upward mobility
    all the head bus monitor jobs were given out purely on seniority rather than actual job proficiency

    Advice to Management

    possibly get reviews on people before choosing who to be head monitors in order to be more fair and more of a meritocracy


  6. "Excellent School and a Great Place to Work !"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Chōfu (Japan)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Chōfu (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ASIJ full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Salary & Benefits, lots of assistance during entire employment period.
    Caring administration
    Delightful children & families
    Beautiful, safe campus

    Cons

    Somewhat insular and isolated from the city of Tokyo. Difficult to make friends outside of school.
    Long bus rides for most children
    Travel to other locations limited to longer times of vacation, i.e., no weekend jaunts to interesting places outside of Japan.
    Travel in Japan is very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work !


  7. "Lots of responsibility rewarded generously"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chōfu (Japan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chōfu (Japan)
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is very organized. The compensation is great and if you prove that you are competent and responsible, you will be rewarded accordingly.

    Cons

    Some students complained about the supervisor. You had to be on her good side, which I was, so I had no problems. Some seemed to be treated unfairly by her, though.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pick favorites and make sure all of the rules are being enforced and that none of them are being abused.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Friendly coworkers
    -Fun atmosphere
    -Living in Japan is a great experience
    -Looks great on resume

    Cons

    -Little opportunity to move up

    Advice to Management

    -Make job more challenging