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RareJob Reviews

Updated Feb 21, 2020

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3.2
59%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
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RareJob CEO Gaku Nakamura (no image)
Gaku Nakamura
11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "10 years"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Ho Chi Minh City
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RareJob part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very convenient schedule because you get to choose, organized lesson materials

    Cons

    slow wage upgrade, no career development

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    RareJob2019-07-02
  2. "good for beginner ESL teachers"

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Tuguegarao

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

    Pros

    more considerate than i expected

    Cons

    tutors are undercompensated big salary deductions due to cancellations

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    RareJob2019-07-15
  3. "Comprehensive Review"

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    Current Employee - English Tutor in Baguio, Baguio
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RareJob part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working for RareJob for more than a year, today. The system is easy to use, and the materials are simple. Even without teaching experience, an individual can master the basics of teaching English to the Japanese. Japanese are friendly and humble people. That being said, it is easy to teach them, and the chances of having irate students are few to none. Tutor support answers rapidly. Questions and clarifications may easily be endorsed to them. They have an active community, and they tend to gather tutors from all across the country. Also, once a year they send 'Ambassadors' to the pool of tutors to go to Japan. RareJob is good with incentives.

    Cons

    First of all, Rarejob is a Japanese company run by Japanese executives. While Japanese companies pride themselves with quality work and service, they are not famous for Employee-satisfaction and fair labor. The pay grade of Rarejob is below minimum. Even if you are a non-experienced TEFL or TESL tutor, you have value in the world economy. $1 for a 25 minute lesson (for regular tutors) is not just. Moving on, the company is quick to impose penalties, and they do it strictly. Penalties can take up more than 40% of your entire salary. Clarifying mistakes from the penalties takes time, and the return of salary will be shifted to the next month's pay. It is a customer-centered platform. Students are all that matters. You are replaceable in RareJob if you find the environment unsatisfiable.

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    RareJob2019-07-11
  4. "Tutor's salary is low and easily incurred penalties"

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    Current Employee - English Tutor in Caloocan, Quezon City
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RareJob part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Been a tutor at this company for almost a year now. Students are great and friendly. Tutor support is always helpful. Flex-schedule and time for opening slots.

    Cons

    Salary is too low. Penalties easily incurred. Too lengthy feedback to input under tutoring notes. Not giving leeway for some emergency incidents on tutor's side. 3 months renewable contract for Premium Tutors.

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    RareJob2019-07-10
  5. "UPDATED HIGH SALARY, INCENTIVES AND SPECIAL BONUSES, TUTOR GATHERING, SPLASH AND RUN YEARLY AND SUMMER GETAWAY,"

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    Current Employee - Online English Teacher in Marikina City
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RareJob full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strengths or Rarejob 1. Ability to Generate Revenue from tutor's flexible Free Time 2. Incentives and Special Bonuses 3. Regular System Upgrades and Innovations 4. 19-Hour Company’s Tutor Support 5. Referral Programs 6. Work-Life Balance Opportunities on Rarejob 1. Booking on high-demand lesson time slots 2. Tutor evaluation done by the students 3. Tutor Rating as a result of the tutor evaluation 4.  Wide age range of students 5. Less hassle and No commute work

    Cons

    Threats while working at Rarejob 1. Technical Issues 2. Class Cancellations on both parties with penalty 3.  increasing Number of tutors 4. Cultural Barriers Weaknesses of Rarejob 1.Having a limited market because they only cater tutoring services in Japanese and Japan residents 2. No company Benefits and Government contributions Limited Use of other gadgets

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    RareJob2019-06-18
  6. "more patience to work"

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    Former Employee - Online English Teacher in Sagada
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RareJob full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    schedules are flexible and easy to fit with tasks

    Cons

    you need to work on a graveyard shift

    RareJob2019-06-17
  7. "Good for startup"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RareJob full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Environment Free to self learning Helpful members

    Cons

    Have to train yourself Needs improvement in the management

    RareJob2019-05-25
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Unfair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at RareJob part-time

    Pros

    Japanese students are nice. Materials are easy to understand.

    Cons

    Pro student, quick to impose penalties even with a valid reason. Very high reduction

    RareJob2019-05-22
  9. "Very Nice Company"

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    Current Employee - Home-based Online English Teacher 

    I have been working at RareJob part-time

    Pros

    flexible and very kind students

    Cons

    basic pay, when the student did not attend the class even if u booked it ahead of time you will not get paid

    RareJob2019-05-07
  10. "Student-centered company"

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    Current Employee - Homebased Tutor in Manila, Manila
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at RareJob part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    generally nice and polite Japanese learners, on time tutor fee

    Cons

    Low rate and hard to earn incentives. Company policies are student-centered, not tutor-friendly.

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    RareJob2019-05-17

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