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  1. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Language Instructor in Miami Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Seiha English Academy for more than a year

    Pros

    Great location and pay. Management was supportive

    Cons

    Hours were long and students not very disciplined

    Advice to Management

    Better recruitment would help

    Seiha English Academy2016-11-03
  2. "Easy job but lots of unnecessary issues to deal with"

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in Nagoya, Aichi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Seiha English Academy full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Nice coworkers -Fair pay -Some nice classrooms

    Cons

    -Long commutes -Poor curriculcum -Poor classroom materials -Unqualified Japanese teachers -mostly undersized classrooms

    Advice to Management

    Hire more adequate Japanese teachers and give Foreign teachers a more regular schedule

    Seiha English Academy2019-04-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Seiha is what you make it."

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    Current Employee - F/T Crew Member 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seiha English Academy full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    You can meet good people. You can challenge yourself to become a better teacher. Your pay is never late. There’s two sets of working hours and both are easy to follow.

    Cons

    Some FTs are very lazy. Some FTs will try to look for the easy way out. A lot of FTs what more money but are not willing to work hard for it so they will become a “Debbie Downer”. To much gossip among FT and JT. Some of the Trainers and Managers forget that they are “TEACHERS” first. Some FTs and JTs like using Japanese in the lesson.

    Seiha English Academy2019-03-24
  4. "English Teacher at Seiha English Academy"

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Tokyo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seiha English Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy way to get Visa

    Cons

    -Toxic environment. Most of the issues come from under paid envious assistant Japanese teachers. As both of you would be essentially doing the same job but they are paid nearly 2/3 of your salary. -You have to work on Public holidays and weekends. -Messy management

    Advice to Management

    Find a way for JTs and FTs to work together.

    Seiha English Academy2019-02-24
  5. "Wouldn't recommend it to my enemies!"

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Natori
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seiha English Academy full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    High salary for foreign teachers?

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Terrible management. Zero considerations for the students' safety. No bonus. No pay rise. No real incentive. No real career. Power harassment is common. Unprofessional staff.

    Seiha English Academy2019-03-12
  6. "You Can Do Better"

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    Former Employee - Foreign Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seiha English Academy full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Easy job - Curriculum is easy - Lots of downtime and time for lesson planning - Some of the Japanese Teachers are really nice and helpful with adapting to life in Japan

    Cons

    - Lots of travel which comes out of your own pocket - Different schools every day, which means you'd have to leave and be back home at a different time every day - I had 8 days off per month, but never two days off in a row which made it impossible to go anywhere or see anything without taking holiday days - No time off at the same time as other coworkers - Some Japanese Teachers will think they are your boss -...

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    Advice to Management

    - Factor in transportation time as time that staff is getting paid - Treat your Japanese Teachers better, they work so hard for half the pay of FTs - Stop requiring FTs to do campaign. We can't talk to anyone anyways so it just becomes a wasted day that gives everyone a terrible feeling of the company - More consistent schedules and schools - Sundays in my prefecture were dead. Just be humans and close one day a...

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    Seiha English Academy2018-11-27
  7. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Seiha English Academy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, light work

    Cons

    Long distance travels, long down times,

    Advice to Management

    I would say, lessen the areas where to work.

    Seiha English Academy2018-10-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "more like Seihell"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Teacher in Tokyo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seiha English Academy full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Salary is 250,000 -Paid Transport -Health Insurance, pension etc.. -8 days off per month -10 paid holidays -10 days holidays, 4 in summer, 6 in winter -Okay job if you have half a brain and don't think too much. -Students are great to teach most of the time and can actually be fun. -Some Japanese Teachers are nice. -No real over-time apart from cleaning up -Management is not physically around, so...

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    Cons

    -Almost no "incentives" -No raises really -No public holidays off - "Campaigning" and "workshops" -Subbing on days off sometimes -Being asked to Sub really far away -About 246 days work per year -Too much gossiping!!! -Unprofessional staff. -No confidentiality with Management via email. -Training is broken down into Office Training and Observations. you learn mostly everything at observations. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Just because you do something a long time doesn't mean its right.

    Seiha English Academy2018-10-08
  9. "Many false promises, money-hungry company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seiha English Academy full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great exposure for first-time teachers Easy to follow textbooks and topics Gain experience teaching many age groups and levels

    Cons

    Long commute (generally 1-2 hours, plus you need to arrive at least 15 mins early and stay usually 15-30 mins past your shift), don't honour promised intensives (ie: gain x amount of students and receive x bonus) Spend your own money on teaching materials (this became mandatory) and Halloween/Christmas party materials Days off you're expected to be able to come in to work if someone calls in

    Advice to Management

    This company is obviously cashing in on young and new teachers coming abroad. They work them to exhaustion, in hopes they will just stay their one-contracted year. They claim that "an average of 45 mins will be the commute" and this is a lie. I worked in one of the biggest cities in Japan, and that was my shortest commute. I generally left home at 8:15AM and didn't get home until 8:45-9:00 even though my scheduled hours...

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    Seiha English Academy2018-08-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Seiha in simple words."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Seiha English Academy

      Pros

      Flexible, not physically tough, transportation fee will be paid by the company, few drinking party.

      Cons

      Not enough holidays, the amount of paper job between Japanese worker and foreign worker is not fair.

      Seiha English Academy2018-08-18
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