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Updated 25 May 2019

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Pros
  • "I want to preface my pros by saying in no uncertain terms that Best Learning English changed my life(in 11 reviews)

  • "Always paid on time and for the most part properly, the one or two times an error was made, they were quickly rectified(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "I thought everything at Best Learning was okay(in 12 reviews)

  • "Marketing Lies about the nationality of Foreign teachers to get parents to sign up(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Brilliant, Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Best Learning full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, great atmosphere to teach, professional teaching aids.

    Cons

    No real cons at all

    Advice to Management

    Hire more and more foreign teachers

    Best Learning2018-05-03
  2. "Great Pay and Lesson Are Planned For"

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    Current Employee - Foreign Language Teacher in Shenzhen, Guangdong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Best Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The salary and bonuses are great, the English teachers often get pay raises. All the lessons are planned for, so it makes it much easier to prepare for your classes. Training is provided, and the kids are the cutest!

    Cons

    The Chinese way seems to be the only way, there’s no use in going against headquarters or management. They aim to please the parents (clients) and not the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your chinese teachers and pay them more, or for their overtime. They work so much and because of their low wages, there is constant rotation. This looks bad for the company and the parents don’t appreciate the constant changes.

    Best Learning2019-05-25
  3. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Best Learning full-time

    Pros

    The lessons feel like they are easy to teach!

    Cons

    Elementary lessons can sometimes be long

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Best Learning2019-04-17
  4. "STAY AWAY!"

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    Former Employee - English Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Best Learning full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    absolutely nothing positive to say about this company

    Cons

    The company lies as if it’s going out of fashion 1. You will not get the salary promised. 2. They will deduct from your salary wherever they can, this is the primary concern for management. 3. They will not get you a legal visa. 4. They therefore do NOT pay your taxes over to the government, but they still deduct it. 5. You will be worked to the bone. 6. They will not help you get a decent apartment. 7. FT’s who...

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    Advice to Management

    You should not be running any business

    Best Learning2019-04-28
  5. "Big Regret"

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    Former Employee - TEFL Teacher in Qingdao, Shandong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Best Learning full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I made friends & it was a great experience

    Cons

    They took every opportunity to screw me over & did it in hyperdrive. They had no plan or were just working off of whatever whimsical thought came into their heads. I was the only person of my race there so it felt like there were a lot of racial issues socially and in the workplace. They wanted a certain image but never did anything to maintain it. There are so many issues I had with this place but just know that...

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    Advice to Management

    Be better. Open communication. Make a plan and stick to it.

    Best Learning2019-03-24
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Couldn't get away from here soon enough"

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    Former Employee - Foreign Teacher in Beijing, Beijing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Best Learning full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed teaching my classes, and always had lots of support from my assistants

    Cons

    Chaotic management-3 managers in the 10 months I was there, and the last one was positively crazy. She would out and out scream at people, call names, storm out, then come back 10 minutes later, "What's wrong with everyone?" "Why aren't you happy?" When we tried to go over her head and talk to her boss about it he was completely dismissive. The salespeople would schedule us for classes last minute and not tell us. They...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings

    Best Learning2019-01-31
  7. "STAY AWAY"

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    Former Employee - ESL Tutor in Jinan, Shandong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Learning full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The kids are amazing. Your students are cute and most are eager to learn and excited to see you all the time.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected, treats foreigners like tools to make money and sometimes will withhold your passport and/or work permit card which is ILLEGAL. They also only pay your salary entirely in cash under the table which is incredibly illegal, putting you at risk if the government or your bank ever asks for proof that you are a tax-paying resident. HR is nasty and can and will legally refuse to renew your paperwork...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat foreigners with respect to avoid such a high ESL turnover rate.

    Best Learning2019-01-04
  8. "One of the better training schools to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Best Learning full-time

    Pros

    Always got paid on time. An amazing opportunity to meet fellow teachers and learn from them. Most of the children I taught were fantastic.

    Cons

    There are some issues with the visas you are getting with the company. You are never quite sure if it's a completely legal one. I did have a proper working visa for a few years but I think I got lucky.

    Best Learning2018-11-13
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Young and Burgeoning, This Company Has a Lot of Offer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Best Learning full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to know great people. Build a lifelong relationship with your co-workers, clients and students. Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Management tends to be young and inexperienced when it comes to cross cultural matters. But effort to improve and progress are obvious.

    Best Learning2018-11-01
  10. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Best Learning full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful environment. Great opportunity. You get to make so many new friends. Tons of money getting to hang out and teach children.

    Cons

    No weekends off, but hey that's just this kind of school.

    Advice to Management

    Not much, keep up the great work guys.

    Best Learning2018-10-28
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