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Updated May 24, 2021

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3.3
41%
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17%
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ELS Educational Services CEO   Curt Uehlein (no image)
Curt Uehlein
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits for an ESL school (used to work for 2 other companies that didn't give any benefits)(in 24 reviews)

  • "Friendly colleagues, interesting students, health benefits(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Hours have always been based on enrollment but(in 24 reviews)

  • "Low pay like most teaching position(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Saturday Jobs

      Jan 21, 2021 - IELTS Invigilator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Saturday Jobs. Currently on pause due to the pandemic but I miss it!

      Cons

      Waking up early can be hard at first but it gets better.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great colleagues, not great leadership

      May 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues and vision are great

      Cons

      Pay is absolutely terrible. You take a job here because you don't need money.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Beautiful!

      Apr 10, 2021 - Book Reviewer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun, creative, caring, opportunities, calm

      Cons

      there are not any cons

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      ELS

      Mar 8, 2021 - Admissions Representative in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice to work with international students

      Cons

      Salary is low, management is confusing, processes do not work very well, you have to compete with the local agents overseas

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Passionate People with Unfortunate Technology Road Blocks

      Feb 9, 2021 - Center Director in Cleveland, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Industry knowledge and experience is second to none, solid brand in the ESL industry, and wonderful attention to academic success for its students

      Cons

      Outdated financial systems, lack of vision in a fast-changing ESL industry, and non-existent classroom technology

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      ESL Instructor

      Mar 5, 2021 - Substitute ESL Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great way to get into a fulltime position at ELS

      Cons

      Unfortunately, Covd-19 has halted most opportunities at ELS.

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Loved the work; glad I wasn't trying to pay the rent with the pay.

      Mar 26, 2021 - Senior Instructor in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The students were great. Center management was helpful and accommodating. It was fun working with fellow teacher.

      Cons

      Corporate management expanded rapidly while overly dependent on attracting Saudi students.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      This place is a boot-camp for the strong.

      Mar 25, 2021 - ESL Instructor in Miri
      Recommend
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      Pros

      health care, vacation days, great co-workers, and immediate management

      Cons

      It is a FOR profit educational business. Higher management is often only goal-oriented and definitely makes sure employees feel easily replaceable.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Stop Holding Our 401k & Earned Vacation Pay Hostage!

      Mar 4, 2021 - Director in Miri
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      Pros

      Colleagues who care and support one another.

      Cons

      There is zero consideration for the hundreds of employees they "temporarily laid off" nearly a year ago who ardently believed in the company values and stuck by their side for decades! Who can image working for a company for nearly 20 years and then be given 2 days' notice you are being laid off - "temporarily" mind you, as even now our collective status is still "temporary". And the cherry on top.....they have held every penny of our hard-earned vacation time and none of us can even roll over our 401k's because we are still listed as "active" in the fund manager's system. None of us have worked for the company going on 11-months now - how is this right? How is this even possible? What did we do - other than come into work every day - to deserve this treatment during a worldwide crisis and pandemic? Clearly, they are using every possible loophole COVID-19 has provided to collect and pay their executives - they do not care about any other human that shows up for work. They are demonstrating they do not care about the thousands of loyal worldwide agents either as now they aren't paying commissions those agents rightfully earned. If you want to be treated as a disposable commodity then go ahead and sign right up! Please understand there are hundreds of staff who remain in a limbo status with ELS simply becasuse they can do this and we don't happen to reside in CA or HI which both require the employer to pay out upon termination. It's sickening ELS what you are doing to people who worked hard and helped you through incredibly difficult times.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      University preparatory

      Feb 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Structured, challenging program which gave most students the skills to enter a college or university.

      Cons

      Centers did not have enough independence regarding curriculum.

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