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VIPKid Reviews

Updated Aug 24, 2019

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Pros
  • "I can work from home without having to pay for daycare(in 315 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule to accommodate my family’s needs; great work-at-home pay; frequent bonuses/incentives throughout the year; start up costs were just(in 100 reviews)

Cons
  • "It can be kind of hard to get bookings to begin with especially if you are not able to open up the peak time slots(in 149 reviews)

  • "Cancellation policy can be hard to handle(in 104 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (13)

    "Amazing job!"

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    Current Employee - ESL Instructor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, no minimum hours or maximum hours, great pay, great parents and students!

    Cons

    I can’t think of any cons

    VIPKid2019-04-03

    VIPKid Response

    April 7, 2019Social Media Specialist

    Thanks for your trust and enthusiasm. Happy Teaching!

  2. "Awesome part time job for teachers and retirees"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIPKid for more than a year

    Pros

    The best thing is working from home and being finished teaching by 9AM so you have your days free.

    Cons

    Getting up early is the biggest con, but you get used to it.

    VIPKid2019-08-24
  3. Helpful (281)

    "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 a year

    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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    VIPKid2017-12-26

    VIPKid Response

    January 4, 2018Program Manager

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

  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIPKid for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, great students, competitive pay

    Cons

    Hours are very early

    VIPKid2019-08-21
  5. "Best job for stay at home mom:)"

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    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIPKid for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours of work. It gives me time to take care of my kids plus I love teaching my Chinese students.

    Cons

    I need to wake up early:( but its ok:)

    VIPKid2019-08-19

    VIPKid Response

    August 20, 2019Social Media Specialist

    We feel privileged to have you!

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely the best online ESL platform out there!!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Adrian, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours Great pay Meeting some great students Keeping your mind healthy by continuing to study and teach

    Cons

    With already working 65-70 hours per week, being a husband, a father to three daughters, and being a school principal, adding an extra 25+ hours per week in my schedule can be a bit arduous.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and keep the teaching materials (PPTs, etc.) fresh!!

    VIPKid2019-08-14

    VIPKid Response

    August 14, 2019Social Media Specialist

    We feel privileged to have you!

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Esol Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIPKid for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, competitive pay, easy to use software

    Cons

    A tough and long interview process, the first couple of months can be difficult to build clients.

    VIPKid2019-08-13

    VIPKid Response

    August 14, 2019Social Media Specialist

    Thanks for your trust and enthusiasm. Happy Teaching!

  8. "It has changed my life"

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    Current Employee - Teacher/Tutor/Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIPKid for more than a year

    Pros

    VIPKID has been life changing. It reintroduced me to teaching, the money is good, and the students are awesome. I work full time for my family business, so VIPKID is "part time" for me. Those few hours, first thing in the morning, are the BEST part of my day. Just me, a cup of coffee (or three), and some awesome ESL classes. I like being able to open up just how many spots I want to open. They all book. I've been with...

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    Cons

    Communication and news releases is slow to trickle down to the "teacher" side. This isn't necessarily a "con," but just a representation of how most big corporations are.

    Advice to Management

    Release more "news" to the teachers BEFORE that news is actually active (re: platform changes, regulations, etc...) - Saying something about a trending topic does wonders for assuaging fear. Thank you for this experience, by the way! VIPKID has truly made my family's life better.

    VIPKid2019-08-16

    VIPKid Response

    August 18, 2019Social Media Specialist

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

  9. "AWESOME Side Hustle (or job) for the person that wants to make it happen!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VIPKid

    Pros

    This job is great. I started three weeks ago and have taught 45 classes and made $422 my first check. I’m not sure what’s going on but everybody wants me to be their teacher it seems like. Be yourself. Be positive. And go get it. But remember… stay focused

    Cons

    Honestly there is nothing bad about this company. You have to want it.

    VIPKid2019-08-17

    VIPKid Response

    August 19, 2019Social Media Specialist

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

  10. "Amazing online teaching with lots of supports."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIPKid for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company! Very structured. Responsive supports in all areas. Always improving. Believe in team - only as strong as weakest teacher. Lots of self improvement opportunities.

    Cons

    Bookings are sporadic. Sometimes enrollment is slow with days between bookings.

    VIPKid2019-08-15

    VIPKid Response

    August 18, 2019Social Media Specialist

    You’re pretty awesome too. Thanks!

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