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Au Pair in America Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Community Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Au Pair in America part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great communication and support from the headquarters. Interesting job that allows you to interact with numerous people.

    Cons

    Company is spread out, so there is lag time.


  2. "Je déconseille"

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    Former Employee - Fille au Pair in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Fille au Pair in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Possibilité de partir vivre aux états unis, d'améliorer son anglais et d'avoir une meilleure connaissance de la culture de ce pays

    Cons

    Au Pair In America se contrefiche des Au Pairs, tout ce qui leur importe ce sont les familles qui déboursent de grosses sommes d'argent afin d'accueillir chez eux une bonne à tout faire, ou une seconde maman. Lorsque l'on a besoin de conseils, ou d'aide pour trouver une seconde famille après un rematch, il n'y a plus personne.

    Advice to Management

    Les filles que vous envoyez a des kilomètres de leurs familles sont jeunes, et surtout humaines, prenez compte de leur sensibilité plutôt que de ne penser qu'à l'argent !

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time

    Pros

    If you have a super super lucky to find a great family, will be nice

    Cons

    Au pair in america doesnt give any support when a rematch happens. If the family doesn want you anymore even in their home, you will stay with no place to live until you find a new family. Not all the counseors offer their homes to you to stay. The company will ALWAYS protect the family, as their pay more than the aupair to the companie. If you dont fit for the family or have all the habilities that they want, you will be rematch even if the family is the one that is guilty, that didnt explain clear to you, or if they didnt offer everything that they need to offer to you..

    Advice to Management

    Dont sell the program as a cultural program to the aupairs, but only as a WORK program because its not like he family see us. They see us and also YOU as a cheap labor.


  4. "Awful"

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

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time

    Pros

    Ability to travel mostly during the travel month

    Cons

    1. Agency advertises this programme as a cultural exchange programme whereas Au pair is just a cheap labor in USA-that is how the host families see you and acts towards the Au pair. 2. Lack of rights, agency doesn't want rematch between Au pair and HF-HF looses money is left without childcare for 2 weeks. 3. Au pair might be easily abused having 195.75$ a week with no food or child food-look at the agreement there is no amount of money that the HF should spend on Au pair. There is nothing about the cellphone, Internet, paying for transportation so she could go travel. 4. Au pair is expected not to be in the HF house for weekends or is not welcomed even for a dinner.

    Advice to Management

    Get more interested about interaction and relation between HF and Au pair.


  5. "Excellent employer"

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    Former Employee - Au Pair in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Au Pair in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great with placement and helping with any issues I had

    Cons

    Not great at organising the monthly meetings

    Advice to Management

    More info on taxes


  6. Helpful (1)

    "au pair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Au Pair in America full-time

    Pros

    It's a great opportunity to meet people

    Cons

    pay is low, and some families might take advantage of you


  7. "Just an Experience"

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    Former Employee - Au Pair in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Au Pair in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, dont pay rent and food

    Cons

    working and living with your boss is hard.

  8. "Community Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Community Counselor
    Current Employee - Community Counselor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Au Pair in America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Schedule Flexibility, Support from Head office, Every Day a New experiecnce

    Cons

    Pay is okay--but offset by flexibility and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Provides a great work/life balance.


  9. "Overall Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The organization did make sure that their Au Pairs did not work overtime or were being taken advantage of by certain families, which was great.

    Cons

    The lady responsible for the Au Pair's in my area only cared about the host families, not so much about the Au Pair's. So it was a bit frustrating when one of us had a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to treat your assets as well as your liabilities.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, but the agencies...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time

    Pros

    The experience of living and woking abroad is great. I have a great family, and the kids were very sweet and friendly to me. I improve my English a lot, and visit different states.

    Cons

    They take too much advantage of the program.
    Payment is not fair.
    They are not completely honest neither the families and the Au Pairs

    Advice to Management

    Honesty and support to the AuPairs.


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