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2.6
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Instructor

    Nov 2, 2016 - Language Instructor in Miami Beach, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great location and pay. Management was supportive

    Cons

    Hours were long and students not very disciplined

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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good for first timers

    Feb 4, 2022 - English Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Training process Hello to Elementary B was very thorough. They had my back when I entered the company: airport pickup, apartment help, bank help, phone help. Pay was on time, and paid during lockdown. Most of the JTs and students are sweethearts, and the office was 50% foreign teachers and understood any concerns or confusions I had. Meetings were always fun and inviting. I wish we could have had more of those for idea sharing. Maybe frequent games and activity emails.

    Cons

    Travel was sometimes exhausting and impossible. The bus system was my worst enemy. Some JTs were so difficult to work with that I had to spend 9 hours in silence. On the other hand some JTs were so overworked they would cry while filing paperwork and such. They weren’t updated on a lot of the newer possible ways to assimilate like using SIM cards in foreign phones, and instructions on how to find metro cards, bus cards, and using collected metro points.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Could be better

    May 11, 2022 - English Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Time to get ready for the classes

    Cons

    A lot of traveling to different schools.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Na

    Sep 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice environment. People are friendly.

    Cons

    Low salary. Ideal for fresh grad.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good company but toxic co workers

    Sep 14, 2022 - English Instructor in Ōsaka, Osaka
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice salary and benefits. Pays on time

    Cons

    Short break time for employees.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great

    Jun 30, 2022 - Foreign Language Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It was an awesome place to work.

    Cons

    The time is sometimes difficult on the weekends.

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Sucks

    Aug 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Not much pros to say

    Cons

    Commuting sucks. Sometimes a classroom is an hour away

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Seiha doesn’t care

    Feb 19, 2022 - English Teacher in Sagamihara
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    My co-workers are great. That’s it.

    Cons

    The company doesn’t care about you. They cover things up… a teacher gets corona? Nah, not a problem. Let’s just hide it from the customers and the other teachers so we don’t have to close the classroom. If you get a PCR test before you inform them and tested positive, you have to handle the disinfecting fee for the classrooms you work at like it’s your fault for being sick. The lesson schedule is tighter than before, now we have to deal with 8-9 classes. You’re lucky if you have a chill day but if you work on the weekend… good luck. I swear to god, this company will suck the life out of you.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    English teacher

    Jun 9, 2022 - English Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good entry job into teaching English in Japan

    Cons

    Long travel times. Long days with no teaching during the week

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Pros

    There are some good looking JT’s Foreign managers do a somewhat ok job helping you change your schedule if you Don’t ask them but TELL them you will not be there that day

    Cons

    Where do we start?! Pay takes two months to be delivered first time and they will make you spend ¥40,000 average on transportation so get ready to have ¥80,000 just for transport the first two months before you get your first pay. Some JT’s try to rule your whole day and explain how to do your job, once again can be shut down by telling not asking them what’s going to happen. They very rarely have chairs that are adult sized so get ready to dislocate your hip once or twice if you’re like me and over 6ft tall. Mixed curriculum confuses students. British English and American English spelling and pronunciation matter at this stage of learning… they don’t understand that. They will change your schedule on a dime… literally the night before sometimes. They tell you not to hook up with the JT’s but half of them are anxious to jump your foreign bone… thank god for the tiny bone closet… it’s perfect for quickies. I can keep going and reiterate what every other review says just do yourself a favor… do not work here

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    1 person found this review helpful
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Seiha English Academy has an overall rating of 2.6 out of 5, based on over 112 reviews left anonymously by employees. 45% of employees would recommend working at Seiha English Academy to a friend and 10% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -19% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Seiha English Academy employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Seiha English Academy. This rating has decreased by -11% over the last 12 months.

45% of Seiha English Academy employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Seiha English Academy 2.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.3 for culture and values and 2.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Seiha English Academy to be coworkers, culture, career development and the cons to be work life balance, benefits, management.

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