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Pros
  • "The company has lesson plans designed for you(in 15 reviews)

  • "Company helps you out with everything to get settled in China(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management have talked about promoting more foreign teachers to management levels but it seldom happens(in 13 reviews)

  • "In China employees are not accustomed criticize their employers(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "It was an amazing experience."

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Web International English full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Cultural and language immersion. You can network with many other nationalities. Help others.

    Cons

    Not knowing the local spoken language. In large cities, this usually not a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Please use more efficient agents that can help guide the foreign teachers through the visa process and help grant work visas.

    Web International English2014-04-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "You Won't Get What You Signed Up For"

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Web International English full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Easy work Lesson plans provided Students are polite Regular pay

    Cons

    They pulled a bait and switch on me after offering to find an apartment for me. The new apartment was smaller, more expensive, dirty, & lacking some basic things. They invent excuses to deduct pay (like if you are literally 1 minute late clocking in, or if students say that you look tired during class) or change your contract. An older part-time teacher told me that they "forget" how many hours he worked every...

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    Advice to Management

    The long-term benefit of retaining good and loyal employees is probably greater than the short-term benefit of conning them out of their pay. This is why your retention rate is so poor. You should probably fire half your management anyway.

    Web International English2019-03-10
  3. "Web Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Web International English full-time

      Pros

      Student able to work at their own pace

      Cons

      The pay was Low with no chance of a raise

      Web International English2019-02-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "An incumbent on home turf and losing ground."

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      Former Employee - Senior English Teacher 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Web International English full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Appropriate for young, inexperience professionals with a bachelor's degree and those who speak the native tongue.

      Cons

      Not at all a possible career choice, but a stepping stone at the very least.

      Advice to Management

      In recent years the ESL industry has undergone a remarkable change, with an increasingly diverse range of competitors. Based on demographic and consumer trends, incumbent players in this industry (at least in established municipalities) are likely to see their customer base shrink year-on-year, while customers will increase their demands in terms of the quality of educational services being offered. This PRIVATE educational...

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      Web International English2019-02-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "ESL Teacher"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Web International English full-time

      Pros

      *Work is easy. *Lessons are written out and easy to understand. *Chinese teachers and students are friendly and great to work with.

      Cons

      *Management/ HR/ Finance have massive communication problems. *Rules about pay, tax, and reimbursements are constantly changing, and often staff are not told. *School activities are poorly funded and badly planned. * Contracts are not respected and management is always trying to add in new punishments to deduct pay from workers. *Minor complaints are made into major issues when it concerns the English teachers,...

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      Advice to Management

      Communicate with your staff more effectively, stop trying to deduct money from paychecks, listen to foreign teacher's ideas.

      Web International English2018-10-02
    • "Recetion"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Web International English

      Pros

      end of Year bonus nice co-workers

      Cons

      management need to be improved business setting lead to deparment conflict

      Web International English2018-06-15
    • Helpful (2)

      "A nice place to work for less than two years"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Web International English full-time

      Pros

      Students are nice and very friendly Classes are already prepared. You just have to follow the lesson plan. You only need to teach five classes a day.

      Cons

      The owners of the school are very mean. They will find the stupidest excuse to deduct your money e.g. for forgetting to punch out or punching in one minute late (literally one minute). The deductions can be as high as 1000 rmb. You only have 5 days vacation a year. And sometimes it is very difficult to have an unpaid leave during the peak season in Summer and Winter vacation. Supervisors and managers control you all...

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      Advice to Management

      Be more kind to your staff and value their work. Don't be so mean and pay the fair value for our work.

      Web International English2018-02-03
    • "ESL teacher"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Web International English

        Pros

        Great work environment with a positive culture

        Cons

        pay was not suitable for the work

        Web International English2017-03-09
      • Helpful (1)

        "Student service focused"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at Web International English

        Pros

        Professional environment and lots of opportunity to gain new skills.

        Cons

        Not easy to get vacation time during the 'peak' seasons, summer and winter

        Advice to Management

        Focus on clear communication on future projects.

        Web International English2017-02-13
      • Helpful (4)

        "Always paid on time"

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        Current Employee - ESL Teacher 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Web International English

        Pros

        Paid on time Willing to work with you for time off flexible schedule Most people have two consecutive weekdays off

        Cons

        Management is lacking Out of date teaching material Management is inflexible concerning anything not standard (not willing to negotiate) Majority of employees don't speak English No upward mobility Only 5 days annual vacation, that doesn't increase Compensation package does not allow for inflation

        Advice to Management

        allow foreign staff the ability to advance to management update the course ware keep your compensation package up to date with current costs

        Web International English2016-05-18
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