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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fun team"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It was easy to get along with the team but hard to sell for MLS. If it were a more popular sport it would be more fun and profitable.

    Cons

    There is a really bad office compared to the tech startups in san francisco, and it is located down south in San Jose. I would have loved to be working here in San Francisco

    Advice to Management

    I think that the managers are great and they focused a great deal on making sure that you succeeded as an employee. I would recommend the management highly.


  2. "ok job"

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    Current Employee - Agent in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Agent in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MLS part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    it is a good job to have for extra money. i would chose to drive instead of being a agent you make the same amout of money but the agent job is more hard labor.

    Cons

    the winter time can be brutal if your not use to working outside then thisis not a job for you

    Advice to Management

    My adviceto management to to pay the people more money. its just a part time job for me but the guys that are full time and depend on the job deserve more money.

  3. "Marketing"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MLS as an intern

    Pros

    Great place to work, met great people, built lasting relationships. Look forward on seeing the sport grow.

    Cons

    Little room for movement, industry is going through hard time, in need of restructuring.


  4. "High Turnaround for a Reason"

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MLS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively high pay for an eikaiwa job, 10 days training plus weekly training meetings for first-year instructors, great coworkers, slightly laid back in dress code, slightly less rigid curriculum.

    Cons

    The curriculum is dated and stale, staff members are given too-heavy schedules that lead to quick burnout, the company does not adequately fund and support new ideas and good materials. Too much focus on sales and not enough on supporting teachers. Bonuses are based on extremely strict attendance and evaluation standards that are unrealistic for the work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff members and solve problems to make a better work and learning environment for both teachers and students. Update your curriculum and give more attention to the materials used in classes. This job is sold as being better than most eikaiwa companies out there, so actually treat your employees with respect and dignity.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "English Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good training provided
    Many fixed paid leaves
    Interesting Drama method

    Cons

    Have to work extra unpaid Sundays
    Have to do extra unpaid sales work
    Too many unpaid meetings


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly environment but uncaring company"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MLS full-time

    Pros

    -Friendly relaxed environment
    -Reasonable training for the first year.
    -enjoyable teaching method
    -community of teachers
    -Relaxed dress code

    Cons

    - Lots of unpaid additional work. Demo classes, special events, and changes can be added to your teaching schedule at any point with little notice, no negotiation and no compensation.
    - fixed pay rate, no yearly pay increases, and very low bonuses.
    - split schedules sometimes with very late finishes.
    - no room for growth.
    - no sick days or other benefits.
    - treat everybody the same regardless of time invested at the company or level of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.
    Recognise and utilise the skills of your employees.
    Implement a pay structure for teachers wishing to continue with the company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A good starting place if you are new to Japan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Visa sponsorship, friendly in setting you up in Japan (i.e. finding apt, opening bank accounts, etc)

    Cons

    no room for growth, no praise for work, no benefits, hidden work hours, disorganized management

    Advice to Management

    be organized and professional