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  1. 1.0
    Current Employee

    I'm warning you, this company will give you nightmares!

    Jun 10, 2015 - HBT 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    NONE! Even if you work at the comforts of your home you will still be stressed from the ATTITUDE and TREATMENT of the admins (Note: The admins are way more annoying than the students)

    Cons

    I have been working here for almost months now and all I can say is that this is a "Nightmare", *The T.Support is not reliable when you try to ask them about your concerns they will not reply to you and will not even bother to address your concern unless you bombard and flood them in Skype and note that they are even RUDE and SARCASTIC with their answers making you look as if you are ignorant and stupid. *T. Support says that they will defend you but really they wont. They will always ask you to send a damn Speedtest even though it's not related to your concern/complain. *HBT Fees, god they are the worst of the worst . They will not give you your salary on time and they will try every trick in the book to make up reasons as to why your salary is always late, they wont even reply to you even if you flood them with your messages. *The students are also annoying sometimes, they will get mad at you for things that you did not do and some are taking it way too easy, their evaluations are unreliable they can put 0 as your score for open videos even though your webcam is always on. *The Service Score is so unreliable, it says that it will be based on your "Recent 50 Lessons" but for three months my score was always based on my DEMO SCORE when it was supposed to be based on the students evaluations already. You can have top 10% in one day then the next day your service score will be bottom 10% and when you try to ask the T.Support they will not answer you directly and will be rude and sarcastic with their answers. Way the go Jerks! *The penalties are way too much even if you try to explain and even if it's valid they will not wave off your penalties which are 300 php per lesson so if there was an unannounced black outs and you did not inform them, get your calculators and multiply 300 to the number of lessons you will miss. Rip off right? The money you've tried to work hard for in a week or so will be gone in a blink of an eye. *The Chinese evaluators are big bullies, they can give you a failing mark if they think you're boring. *The incentives are not enough, they say that they will reimburse the fees but they never do, don't be deceived. *The textbooks and lesson materials are so wrong. Wrong grammar constructions and sometimes its just too unreliable. One experience of mine was with this lesson material where the character in the dialogue reading part says she wants to drive to Shanghai(china) when the character was in fact in England, even my student noticed that and was confused at how wrong the context was "How can you drive to Shanghai china if you were in London?" and the text books as my students say are unreliable because they say that it is made for kids not for adults. *When you receive low ratings, you wont get booked because students will not chose you, no bookings no salary. * Rude and sarcastic administrators, don't trust them. *Too much time consumed in training's, get ready to be bored. *It can get stressful and can lower your self esteem because of the way they treat you. *Try to screen cap everything you see in the system so that they will not say you're lying. There are a lot more from where this came from but overall the experience with this company is Nightmarish.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Freelancer, more than 3 years

    good place to work

    Sep 21, 2021 - Online English Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    remote work opportunity good salary USD work from home laptop internet

    Cons

    working hours are during night if your are WEST based.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Contractor, more than 3 years

    Fun time teaching kids

    Nov 11, 2021 - Group Teacher in Dothan, AL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The children are fun to work with. The company has a very flexible work schedule. The pay scale.

    Cons

    The time difference between the US and China. Harsh Financial penalties. No room for advancement.

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