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    "Best days of my life!"

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    Former Employee - ESL Trainer in Manila, Manila
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bizmates part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Flexibility once you get a hang of things -Awesome team - Good pay rate. You are paid what you work for. - Lessons are interesting to teach - Most students can be fun to talk to - Company lunch yearly meeting

    Cons

    - Scoring called KPI can be a bummer

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    Bizmates2019-09-03

    Bizmates Response

    September 5, 2019President

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Sure, the KPI system which is our evaluation system has its pros and cons. But in general an evaluation system isn’t something that most people like. You can compare it to a proficiency test for a learner or a physical exam for a patient. It’s not always something we look forward to. But we need something to take a snapshot of everyone’s performance to maintain quality. Anyway, that’s not what defines us. I think many of the pros you brought up are what’s important. Hope to see again. Hika Ito, CEO, Bizmates Philippines

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    "Surprised and Disappointed. Horrified."

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    Former Freelancer - Prospective Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bizmates for less than a year

    Pros

    ability to work form home. flexibility in scheduling.

    Cons

    very, very, very, very, very, extremely low rates compared to other online english companies.

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    Bizmates2019-03-15

    Bizmates Response

    July 1, 2019President

    Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I’m guessing that you are a native English speaker unfamiliar with the home-based teaching industry outside of your own country. As a native speaker, you have the luxury of choosing to work for a variety of English schools that offer English lessons to students who want to learn English. Our goal is to help businesspeople communicate effectively in global business, not to speak English like a native speaker. This is a completely different philosophy. And that’s why we look for trainers with business experience, excellent communication skills, and a positive attitude. So although being a native speaker may be an advantage to you at an English school, it actually doesn’t mean anything to us at Bizmates. So no we don’t pay a premium for that. Believe it not, many of our trainers earn very well, up to 80,000 PH pesos (about 1,500 US dollars) a month. No, these trainers aren’t necessarily the best English speakers, but they are excellent communicators in English. So many of our trainers have been able to purchase a new house, move back in with their families, send their children to prestigious schools after joining Bizmates. So, it’s actually very offensive not just to me but to all the people who are actually based in other parts of the world to make such a comment. But I can’t blame you because I had the same mentality when I only knew Canada and Japan. So, I think you made the right choice in not joining us. But I just hope you have the opportunity to work in other parts of the world to gain a deeper global insight and cultural understanding. Best of luck. Hika Ito, CEO, Bizmates Philippines

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    "Business English Trainer for a year"

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    Former Employee - Business English Trainer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bizmates part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was really good. Pay was ok. Awesome CEO. Nice Coworkers

    Cons

    The taxation system. It was very tedious.

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    Bizmates2018-09-07

    Bizmates Response

    September 9, 2018President

    Hi there. Thank you for your input. Thank you for the awesome remark. : ) As for the taxation system, it’s not Bizmates that’s making it hard. It’s the BIR. They set the rules and policy. And we are forced to follow them. And if you ever work in a company that doesn’t follow the rules, they are breaking the law and you would be too. No one wants to live life wondering if they’ll ever be caught by the BIR. I certainly don’t want my trainers to feel that way and neither do I. Hope that makes sense. Hika Ito. CEO, Bizmates Philippines.

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