Seiha English Academy Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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2.9
39%
Recommend to a Friend
26%
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Seiha English Academy President  Masami Sakaguchi (no image)
Masami Sakaguchi
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of downtime and time for lesson planning(in 7 reviews)

  • "Training sessions are improved both for Fts and JTs(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Random jackpot for Japanese teachers; you'll sometimes get nice(in 9 reviews)

  • "a) They can't fire you but they will put you on campaign duty which can be handing out tissues all day(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Instructor"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Language Instructor in Miami Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Seiha English Academy for less than a year

    Pros

    Great location and pay. Management was supportive

    Cons

    Hours were long and students not very disciplined

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  2. "It's ok so far"

    4.0
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Kitakyūshū

    I have been working at Seiha English Academy full-time

    Pros

    Supportive local management. Salary is paid on time.

    Cons

    Higher management is sometimes unaware of what's going on in the classrooms.


  3. "Salary a little low"

    2.0
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Kasuga, Fukuoka

    I worked at Seiha English Academy full-time

    Pros

    Regular pay cheque and chance to learn Japanese

    Cons

    Lots of commuting long distances

  4. "Good starting point."

    3.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seiha English Academy full-time

    Pros

    Pay is on time. Easy work. Lack of micromanagement Your start time usually means you skip the morning rush hour.

    Cons

    Disorganized at the management level. Lots of travel. Lack of opportunity for career advancement. Toxic office environment. Inconsistent scheduling both week to week and month to month.

  5. "Not good"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sejongno-dong

    I worked at Seiha English Academy full-time

    Pros

    Nothing was good about this place

    Cons

    Everything here was very bad

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not good, but could be worse"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Tokyo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Seiha English Academy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    pay arrives on time kids are cute easy to get hired

    Cons

    hires literally everyone typical Japanese company stubborn to change pay is too low foreign managers have no idea what they are doing and often inappropriate basically no one really knows what they're doing you will probably want to blow you're brains after a while

  7. "Seiha Alt"

    5.0
    Current Employee - English Teacher 

    I have been working at Seiha English Academy full-time

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible schedule with easy work

    Cons

    Monotonous at times and always have to work Saturdays

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good if you can't find another job"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively simple Can be fun to teach kids Most people are nice

    Cons

    Management is extremely disorganized Sometimes kids can get out of control and it's very stressful to teach them Interwork gossip is a hinderance

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on your area"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreign Teacher in Iwata
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Seiha English Academy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good support for settling in Japan. Training is provided throughout your initial year.

    Cons

    Unfixed days off. You can't plan ahead because you can never know how future working hours.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid and look elsewhere."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Kitakyūshū
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seiha English Academy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy to apply and regularly salary although that should be expected in any job so hardly a pro as such.

    Cons

    Campaign work, handing out tissues to the public and giving impromptu free lessons. Toxic management and bullying Japanese co-teachers. Compulsory workshops that teach nothing. No incentives.

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