Coco Juku Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2019

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  1. "DEY Kewl and very nice"

    5.0
     

    I worked at Coco Juku

    Pros

    It's a very nice place and the people are kind

    Cons

    There aren't any I can think of

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Instructor"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Coco Juku for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get paid on time. Good starter job if you want to go to Japan. Get to meet a lot of new people.

    Cons

    Upper management does not know want they are doing. (they do not know any about the education businessmen) Too few vacations and days off. You are replaceable.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Different than other schools. So much potential."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Native Instructor in Japan, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coco Juku full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unless you're working at one of the bigger schools, you have time to be creative with your lessons, unlike most other eikaiwas. Plenty of time to plan. Most staff tend to be upbeat and interested in building the name of the company since it's still only 4 years old. I also cannot stress how great it is to receive health insurance and pension. Since most other eikaiwas don't do this, that is just one less stress to worry about especially for those with little to no Japanese ability. Even with Japanese language it's still a pain, so definitely consider it.

    Cons

    This is definitely a young company. As such, there are growing pains. Changes to curriculum, programs coming and going, etc. Some schools do one thing, while others don't. Upper management tends to care most about getting into the black, in terms of money, and so they put real pressure onto school managers to rake in as many students as possible. Not necessarily a CON, but more of an announcement, or words of advice. This company is definitely Japanese. The parent company is one of the oldest in the land, and as such, things tend to be more or less Japanese in terms of business and culture. If you think you're coming into a western company, you should probably re-evaluate what this job entails or what it is you're looking to achieve by coming to Japan. Try not to measure this company with the standards from wherever you happen to come from and you'll probably be better off. Go with the flow, rather than against it and you'll probably be happier than those who say, "This doesn't make sense. In my country this is how a business is run!" This is Japan, after all.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Not good. But not terrible"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Coco Juku full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of free-time without being bothered, friendly staff. Pretty easy way of getting a sponsored visa. Great paid training

    Cons

    Extremely unorganized management. New changes and surprises are always happening. The company does not care about its employees. No national holidays off for teachers but student classes are cancelled. On holidays teachers are required to come in despite no work to be done. 9 hour workday. No benefits/career advancement.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "You Get What You Sign Up For"

    3.0
    Former Employee - English Instructor in Naperville, IL
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Coco Juku full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Getting paid on time including overtime and extra days worked (competitive salary) -Getting good training for first time teachers -Good experience, teaching all levels (kids through adults) -Everyone who worked at my school was very nice and flexible -Pretty much the same experience you will get at most English schools

    Cons

    -Manager quit my first month along with other teacher (doesn't inspire positivity) -Severe lack of employees throughout the company -Employees and teachers throughout the company are quitting because the head of the company does not know what they are doing -The company isn't making any money (reporting losses every year)

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bad upper management, great colleagues and environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in Tokyo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Coco Juku full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Was a joy to work with the students Flexibility to customize the lesson to your/your students strengths Paid even when you're not working

    Cons

    Head office was awful at communication, even when the school closed down they were sparse in giving information and communicating with their employees School events were underwhelming for everyone involved.

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  7. "Instructor Role"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Coco Juku full-time

    Pros

    nice managers and friendly environment.

    Cons

    strange hours, lack of communication, not enough work to do.

  8. "Good training received at Coco Juku"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in Saitama
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Coco Juku full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health Benefits and Transport are covered

    Cons

    Management are not communicative but fair.

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  9. "Good benefits"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - English Instructor in Tokyo
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Coco Juku full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, arranges everything for you before you come to Japan, Good coworkers

    Cons

    Indecisive, Continously makes sudden decisions that affect the entire company, Doesn’t care that much about their employees

  10. "Nice but"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Tokyo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Coco Juku full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, great materials, great students

    Cons

    The management decide things in a snap without fully thinking of the consequences. Work on SUNDAYS and ALL OF THE HOLIDAYS!

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