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ILA Vietnam Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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2.8
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46%
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21%
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ILA Vietnam CEO Dzu Tran
Dzu Tran
97 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of ongoing professional development and support from management to be succesful(in 30 reviews)

  • "They have good resources, ideas and workshops to help with lesson planning(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "On the flip side, part time teachers often do not have enough hours(in 18 reviews)

  • "The current 78 hour full time contract is a joke - most teachers on this contract are either exhausted (teaching 100(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant for English teacher"

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      Former Employee - Assistant for English Teacher in Salem, UT

      I worked at ILA Vietnam full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Joyful environment.It's not only improve my English volcabulary but also improve my skilss to solve proplem and help my English teacher.

      Cons

      some of schoolchildren has problem with absorb lessons so need much more patience and enthusiasm with them.The difference between culture VietNam and US is the barries for explain to English teacher.

      Advice to Management

      i do social with everyone but in somehow need to control translate too much for children.

      ILA Vietnam2017-05-03

      ILA Vietnam Response

      June 18, 2018Human Resources Staff

      Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like you enjoyed your work with ILA. Cultural differences can make teaching a little more difficult but ILA appreciates this. ILA arrange development workshops for teachers on a regular basis, one such workshop is titled Vinglish. In this ...

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    • Helpful (11)

      "Inconsistent, dishonest, company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at ILA Vietnam full-time

      Pros

      Comparatively speaking they offered the best of materials and technology.

      Cons

      Management was dishonest and inconsistent. At least 8 teachers and a similar number of teaching assistants left the center that I worked at over a period of 6 months. That's approximately a 50% turnover rate.

      ILA Vietnam2018-05-16

      ILA Vietnam Response

      June 18, 2018Human Resources Staff

      Thank you for your feedback. In order for us to action some of these concerns, particularly the dishonest and inconsistent management, please can you provide specific details? Please email expatservices@ilavietnam.edu.vn

    • "business support supervisor"

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      Current Employee - Business Support Supervisor 

      I have been working at ILA Vietnam full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      dynamic, young and professional working environment. Good benefit for the health care package and the 13th salary.

      Cons

      high volume of work loads, and the operation is running upon family relationship. The system changed quickly without informant and guideline.

      ILA Vietnam2018-02-25

      ILA Vietnam Response

      June 18, 2018Human Resources Staff

      Thank you for your feedback. If you can provide more information on the cons, we can review and action accordingly. Please email expatservices@ilavietnam.edu.vn

    • Helpful (13)

      "Teaching in Vietnam"

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      Former Employee - English Language Teacher in Bronx, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at ILA Vietnam for more than a year

      Pros

      Loved the students and made great friends

      Cons

      ILA is irresponsible especially HR. i worked for an entire without a work visa because of their incompetence.

      ILA Vietnam2016-12-28

      ILA Vietnam Response

      June 18, 2018Human Resources Staff

      We appreciate your feedback and we are a shocked that you worked without a work permit. As per the ILA policy, the work permit should be obtained within the first month. Please provide more details, so we can investigate. Please email expatservices@ilavietnam.edu.vn

    • Helpful (6)

      "Teacher"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at ILA Vietnam

      Pros

      Flexible hours in part-time position allowing more freedom with schedule than full-time.

      Cons

      No benefits for part-time teachers.

      ILA Vietnam2016-08-28
    • Helpful (15)

      "Bad School"

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      Former Employee - ESL Teacher 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at ILA Vietnam full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      There were lots of materials and a lot of my coworkers were pretty cool.

      Cons

      The managers could be difficult to deal with. HR was even worse. Overall, the company was way too cheap and not focused enough on quality. There are better jobs elsewhere.

      Advice to Management

      It's time to bring in professionals to do some of the jobs. Having people in human resources who can actually communicate with teachers would be a start. Also, you guys surely know about all of the bad stuff you do. It would probably benefit you more to acknowledge your mistakes when you make them instead of trying to sugar coat everything.

      ILA Vietnam2016-07-31

      ILA Vietnam Response

      August 8, 2016Human Resources Staff

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review. All feedback is useful to us, and is used to improve our service where possible. The HR department is always open to feedback and can be contacted at hrsupport@ilavietnam.edu.vn if teachers would like to discuss an issue directly. ...

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    • Helpful (22)

      "Unprofessional and ineffective management"

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      Current Employee - Teacher 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at ILA Vietnam full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Ila has modern facilities: computers, furniture, and resources. Some of the unpaid "training" and compulsory meetings are useful. Friendly teachers.

      Cons

      HR: can't give teachers a clear answer on work visa inquiries. Some teachers get one year visas, some get three month visas. If you are a part time teacher, this means you have to pay every three months. A few colleagues, who are full time, had to leave the country on a "border run" - flying to Singapore or Cambodia for a day and back. This was on their own expense, of course. HR will "lose" important paperwork: your...

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      ILA Vietnam2016-06-24

      ILA Vietnam Response

      July 8, 2016Human Resources Staff

      Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write feedback about your experience at ILA. ILA has a very clear system of benefits for part time and full time teachers. ILA covers visa costs for full time teachers, but not for part time teachers, however the HR department can still ...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "Teacher"

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        Former Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO

        I worked at ILA Vietnam for more than a year

        Pros

        great hours and good pay. The kids are all so great. Good work environment

        Cons

        some management issues, it's expanding too fast

        ILA Vietnam2016-03-22

        ILA Vietnam Response

        June 18, 2018Human Resources Staff

        Thank you for your feedback. ILA has grown considerably over recent years and now has 37 ELT centres in 8 cities, with roughly 600 teachers. There have been some challenges but there are currently many changes taking place, mainly in the management structure, to support HR. Teacher ...

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      • Helpful (8)

        "Changed quite a bit"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at ILA Vietnam

          Pros

          Good place to start- don't stay too long.

          Cons

          Rapid expansion-lost what it had.

          ILA Vietnam2016-03-23

          ILA Vietnam Response

          June 18, 2018Human Resources Staff

          You're correct and it's hard to argue, although the two stars feels a little harsh. ILA has a great development philosophy and is the best place to start for new teachers with so many resources available. The company has grown rapidly and now with 600 teachers, the company is ...

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        • Helpful (26)

          "Fun Place to Work, Too Focused on Maximizing Profits at Expense of Students"

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          Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Washington, DC
          Recommends
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at ILA Vietnam for more than a year

          Pros

          Teach at ILA gives you a great work/life balance, with fun, young coworkers. You also get great pay for Vietnam's cost of living.

          Cons

          The new owners of the company implemented a plan to squeeze every dollar out of every school, cramming new classrooms wherever they could. The emphasis became more and more about marketing and getting students to enroll, and less about teaching.

          ILA Vietnam2015-12-10

          ILA Vietnam Response

          June 18, 2018Human Resources Staff

          It sounds like you enjoyed your time at ILA but there is an element of doubt and mistrust with regards to the management and CEO. ILA has grown rapidly and just like any company needs to compete and grow. However, this doesn't mean that teaching standards are considered less important. ...

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