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italki Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Adult students whom are very eager and very interested. Very convenient working from home. Flexible hours. You can work as little or as much as you wish.

    Cons

    There are no cons really.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Marketing Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at italki full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic product, helping people all around the world learn languages.
    Fun and creative environment, with the team always looking to innovate.
    Accessible and open founders who are constantly trying to grow the business -- and put a lot of focus on the staff (outings, personal development).

    For me, was one of the most enjoyable companies I have worked at.

    Cons

    It's a startup tech company, and with that you always need to be open to constant change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest back into the staff, like you've been doing

  3. "Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture, friendly international team. Fast-paced.

    Cons

    Company is not growing as quickly as it could be

    Advice to Management

    When I was interning, sometimes my tasks felt redundant, or I felt that I didn't have enough supervision.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "working at italki"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at italki full-time

    Pros

    - Lot of creative freedom
    - exciting edtech space
    - get free credits to learn languages
    - fun team and workspace

    Cons

    - pushing new features into production tends to happen very slowly
    - multilingual workspace can make it tricky to communicate at times

    Advice to Management

    not much - great people in charge. things got better and better over time during my employment their. trending positively.


  5. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to earn extra income and learn about different cultures around the globe. Meet different people and have interesting talks about culture etc. Have friends all over the world! Remote

    Cons

    Low wages to start with for all the time and effort put in. If you want to make at least minimum wage working at italki you will have to start off around 5 or 6 per hour.

    Advice to Management

    Make minimum hourly rate higher, or reduce commission amount. Overall however good service.


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    "Language Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy sign up, freedom to set rates

    Cons

    Poor tutor support; no interaction between tutors, rating system is baffling


  7. "Italki experience"

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    Current Freelancer - Online English Teacher
    Current Freelancer - Online English Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at italki (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, secure payments, motivated students from all around the world.

    Cons

    Sometimes people contact you for free lessons, issues about video uploading at the beginning of the teaching experience.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at italki full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very strong company culture and admirable leadership. It is a good place to learn things and you will be really proud to work there.

    Cons

    Salary is a little bit low.

    Advice to Management

    Salary improvement


  9. "Community Tutor on iTalki"

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    Current Freelancer - ITalki Community Tutor
    Current Freelancer - ITalki Community Tutor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at italki (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to set my own hours, easy to get new students, simple profile set-up.

    Cons

    Students not showing up to class, getting paid monthly, less than minimum wage.


  10. "iTalki English tutor"

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    Current Employee - Professional English Teacher in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Professional English Teacher in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros: Creating your own work schedule, working with students from all over the world, creating dynamic lessons, enthusiastic and self-motivated students

    Cons

    Cons: Student continuity, internet connection problems, student no-shows, promoting yourself on the website