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4.3
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VIPKID CEO Cindy Mi
Cindy Mi
115 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work from home or while traveling(in 276 reviews)

  • "Easy training process, fun curriculum, no lesson planning, great support from HQ, easy to teach, great pay(in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • "Cancellation policy, inconsistencies in company procedures(in 88 reviews)

  • "Because we are teaching students on the other side of the world there are a lot of early morning and late night hours(in 74 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (16)

    The Best Company Ever

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working for VIPKID because: - I get to choose my own schedule - I have the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world - I get to make an everlasting impact on students, ages 5-12 in China

    Cons

    The "hot hours" on the West Coast, USA can be challenging to coordinate with day-to-day schedules as the hours are really early in the morning or pretty late at night.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doin what you're doin!

    VIPKID Response

    January 18, 2019Social Media Specialist

    We are honored that you love using our platform! Thank you so much!

  2. Helpful (233)

    Perfect Job For Me

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    Current Employee - Major Course Teacher in Mineville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIPKID part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Easy to do from home. No commute, no child care, no savvy business clothes, no commuting in the snow, and the best part is every day is "bring your cat to work day!" My cat, Bootsie, loves my job as much as I do! No kidding, I've had parents post reviews on my cat! The kids love it! Payment is once a month. I don't mind that because then it its a big check. You know what to expect and money is in the account on time....

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    Cons

    You'll read that there is not enough work. I don't think that is accurate. I've been with VIPKID going on six months. My first contract is at an end. My first month I made $55.00. The next month I more than doubled that, and every month after has been going higher and higher. I am now teaching about five hours a day and making very good money for wearing pajama bottoms and an orange t-shirt. My monthly is in the four...

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    Advice to Management

    I have never had a problem with management. They encourage teachers to have "Meet Ups" and network. I'm going to my first one on Friday. Management offers advancement opportunities and the ability to get more certifications, which equates to more money. That is a good thing. The one negative thing you always hear about is the recruitment process. They now have meet ups in the big cities where prospective teachers can...

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    VIPKID Response

    January 4, 2018Program Manager

    We are honored that you love using our platform! Thank you so much!

  3. Helpful (6)

    All in all quite good!

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    Current Employee - Theacher in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours. Good communication intra-company.

    Cons

    You must do some of the offered self promotional opportunities to get students. My first weeks were scary because no one was booking but I am up to 90% of my desired hours after 1 month.

    VIPKID Response

    January 16, 2019Social Media Specialist

    We are very glad that you’re having such a good time teaching with VIPKID!

  4. Helpful (3)

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at VIPKID part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, love my students

    Cons

    Cancellation policy, inconsistencies in company procedures

    VIPKID Response

    January 10, 2019Social Media Specialist

    VIPKID really appreciates your kind words. We work hard every day to offer an even better environment to the amazing teachers in our platform!

  5. Helpful (1)

    Work from home

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      Current Employee - English As A Second Language Teacher 

      I have been working at VIPKID for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Set your own hours and work from home

      Cons

      Sometimes communication to the head office is difficult

      VIPKID Response

      February 1, 2019Social Media Specialist

      VIPKID really appreciates your kind words. We work hard every day to offer an even better environment to the amazing teachers in our platform!

    • Helpful (10)

      Great additional income!

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at VIPKID part-time

        Pros

        Work as much or as little as you want to, lots of incentives

        Cons

        Harsh rules for IT problems or teacher cancellations (even if it’s long enough in advance)

        VIPKID Response

        December 13, 2018Social Media Specialist

        We are honored that you love using our platform! Thank you so much!

      • Helpful (11)

        Online English Teacher

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at VIPKID

          Pros

          Love, love working from home. VIPKID gives me a chance to do what I love now that I am no longer homeschooling my own kids. VIPKID offers very flexible scheduling. They promote a fun teacher environment online by offering challenges and contests. Dino is the cutest mascot ever! Meet-up opportunities to connect with other teachers help make a global company feel a bit more local. And the students are so sweet and...

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          Cons

          No bookings are guaranteed for new teachers. I don't actively recruit for this reason.

          Advice to Management

          Offer a 5-10 class guarantee so that every teacher has the same opportunity to succeed with VIPKID.

          VIPKID Response

          December 9, 2018Social Media Specialist

          VIPKID really appreciates your kind words. We work hard every day to offer an even better environment to the amazing teachers in our platform!

        • Helpful (8)

          Crap

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          Current Employee - Instructor 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at VIPKID part-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Love the job and the kids.

          Cons

          Hate management. If you get sick and have to cancel classes, they block you from getting any more classes until they review your contract. What employer does that?

          Advice to Management

          Get real.

          VIPKID Response

          January 17, 2019Social Media Specialist

          Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We regard our students as the heart of our platform, and teachers like you, the lifeblood that keeps it running. We try to remain as transparent as possible with our booking process. There are various ways you can go about increasing your chances ...

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        • Helpful (3)

          Flexible, yet exhausting

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at VIPKID

            Pros

            You get to choose your own hours

            Cons

            A lot of pressure since your constantly being rated by parents,

            VIPKID Response

            January 1, 2019Social Media Specialist

            We feel privileged to have you! If you want to speak with us further, feel free to contact us directly by submitting a ticket.

          • Helpful (5)

            ESL teacher

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              Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

              I have been working at VIPKID part-time

              Pros

              This company offers many resources to prepare you for success on their platform.

              Cons

              Bookings are not guaranteed. Be prepared to wait 1-4 months before seeing your first slop filled.

              VIPKID Response

              December 28, 2018Social Media Specialist

              Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We try to remain as transparent as possible with our booking process. Once teachers have successfully completed their background check, they can open time slots for students or parents to book. There are various ways you can go about increasing ...

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