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New Oriental Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Really nice working environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Gain experience and learn the industry (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • During summer/winter vacation, the working hours is long it might be as long as 8 hours class a day, so you should have a good reserve before that (in 3 reviews)

  • Company works in Chinese traditional way, too much red tape, no time for life work balance (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "NOS is not a place for career."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Trainer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    quick money, you get paid by the classes, and get quick cash. some times you can get over 70k during summer time

    Cons

    very stressful pain teaching, you need to deliver classes for 10 hours each day for 7 days! many teachers got sick.

    Advice to Management

    very ununited firm, all the schools are working individually, they can boss the teachers around, but do nothing to improve the living style for the teachers.


  2. "Awful Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Young coworkers, good vibe, not much politics

    Cons

    not competitive salary, no respect of employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "American teachers, beware!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - American ESL Teacher in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - American ESL Teacher in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart and attentive students! I think the students are really bright and this made the job easier to handle!

    Cons

    I definitely would not recommend this company, because you are told it will be like Wall Street English or EF where you stay in one office and teach. But literally they force you to run all across town all day to teach their clients all over Beijing and you spend too much time on the road. Thus you cannot even get the full 40 hours per week that you want, because all the time is spent on the road commuting. At the time of this review, American English teachers are getting paid 200 RMB per hour, which is 178 RMB after tax. You only get about 20 hours per week after running around all across town. Beijing is huge. There simply is no way to have a 40 hour week unless you beg your manager to just work in a camp-like setting, but those opportunities are pretty much nada

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of your foreign teachers. And give us a RAISE!


  4. "people didn't speak english"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Tutor in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New Oriental part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the hours were good the kids some were nice

    Cons

    the pay was bad and they had you run all over the place


  5. "Just ok, get some experience and move on ASAP"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New Oriental full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive and collaborative colleagues, convenient location

    Cons

    Administration lacked leadership, drive, and vision

    Advice to Management

    Better selection of administrators would be a first step


  6. "Foreign Teacher Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foreign Teacher Manager in Chongqing, Chongqing (China)
    Current Employee - Foreign Teacher Manager in Chongqing, Chongqing (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New Oriental full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big name, good pay, stable

    Cons

    Company works in Chinese traditional way, too much red tape, no time for life work balance

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate Western ways of management


  7. "Receptionist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at New Oriental full-time

    Pros

    The manager there is good and very helpful, colleagues are great.

    Cons

    Low salary, the management in the company is bad, don't feel any respect

    Advice to Management

    Be more well organized and give more trust to the employees

  8. "SSAT teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the time is free, you don't have to be there 9-5

    Cons

    Few promotion opportunities, very exhausting


  9. "Google company, strict regulations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a big company so there's a lot of resources

    Cons

    After the IPO, they're just too much regulations that are not related to teaching


  10. "good for young ppl"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Oriental (More than a year)

    Pros

    quick promotion, cool experience, leading private educational institute, good for new grads to learn parts of the real world.

    Cons

    no mercy...Employees have almost no benefit, it feels like you have to keep working till the minute you die.. no sick leave or you'll be replaced

    Advice to Management

    be more organized.. maybe it's getting better now, since it's an ever evolving company.


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