Cambly Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2020

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3.7
75%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
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Cambly CoFounder Kevin Law
Kevin Law
117 Ratings
Pros
  • "Meet new people from around the world(in 51 reviews)

  • "Cambly has given me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world(in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "Need to do priority hours to make money(in 43 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no immediate tech support(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Cambly"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online English Tutor in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cambly part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling is available daily.

    Cons

    Connection problems make it difficult to remain in contact with students.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's an OK place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cambly part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You choose which hours you work with no minimum hour requirement

    Cons

    Low paying You can end up sitting in front of your computer for NO or very very low pay No room for advancement or raises

  3. "A way to make good use of the extra time"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - English Tutor 

    I worked at Cambly full-time

    Pros

    A good way to make money using the extra time

    Cons

    Sometimes no student call in

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible work schedule but lower pay than the other options."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Online English Teacher in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Cambly part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Choose your own hours, easy to use platform, wide variety of students and resources available.

    Cons

    You're only paid for the time you're teaching. You might be online for 2 hours but only have 3 students contact you for 15 minutes each.

  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Burned Out"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambly part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have met some amazing people from around the world. This is good if you don't need more than an extra $100 per week.

    Cons

    It's very hard to make a whole hourly pay rate. I have had days where I have signed up for 8 hours of Priority Hour and have only made $30-$50. I have sat through a whole Reservation where people are no shows and only get paid $2-$3 sitting there. It's very hard to be able to change your schedule around when you are sick and need to email them, they only send back cookie-cutter responses and suspend you instantly when you need to cancel things, especially during the pandemic . I wouldn't mind finding another job right now (another 2nd job) where I am making $10 per actual hour, meaning if I sit on the job for 8 hours, I get paid $80 before tax instead of just peanuts. I am seriously burned out behind working so hard for so little pay (if ANY on some days!) I am looking for a replacement.

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  6. "Cambly"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online English Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambly part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have be working with cambly for a year great students felaxable schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes their is software problems

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Teach from home"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - English Tutor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambly part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy the flexibility of being able to teach at my own convenience without having to leave home. I also enjoy meeting people from around the world.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great. Also, no guarantee of full hour pay during priority hour. It depends on how many calls are received as well as the duration of the call.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Helping people improve their English"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online ESL Teacher 

    I have been working at Cambly part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, meet people from different countries, you choose which students and what hours you want to work, paid weekly through Paypal, no binding contract

    Cons

    Low pay, no immediate tech support

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Waste of time....time being the operative word."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cambly part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to meet great people from all around the globe. In my experience, they have paid on time.

    Cons

    Tech support SUCKS! One may have to wait 45 minutes for a 5 minute "I want to ask you about this app" that's a whopping .85 cents for your time. They take away priority hours on their own whim, so they don't have to pay you. One could literally sit in front of their computer for 10 hours and get NO calls. It's not happened to me, but I've had plenty of 2-4 hour stretches.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's alright"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator II in America, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cambly part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Hours -Free talk -Meet interesting people -Weekly pay

    Cons

    -Pay -No lesson plan -Some students are distracted or rude -Rating system

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