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ELS Educational Services Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated 13 Apr 2019

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Pros
  • "Great benefits for an ESL school (used to work for 2 other companies that didn't give any benefits)(in 24 reviews)

  • "Health Benefits, great international students(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Your job depends on enrollment numbers(in 22 reviews)

  • "Low pay like most teaching position(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "You can do better"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ELS Educational Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good for a Language School

    Cons

    Low pay, disconnected, over-stressed, untrained management

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    ELS Educational Services2019-04-13
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ELS Educational Services part-time

    Pros

    Some great students, and some great colleagues.

    Cons

    Low pay, no paid prep, no school breaks. Provided course materials are inadequate and sometimes of poor quality. Terms are four weeks and teachers have one afternoon to prep for their courses, so if it's a new course, you plan day-by-day. Close to zero opportunity for advancement.

    ELS Educational Services2018-07-30
  3. "Friendly and casual"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at ELS Educational Services part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly and casual environment. All teachers are compassionate and care deeply about their students. If you're beginning as a new teacher, your colleagues will ensure that you succeed. Everyone is willing to give advice.

    Cons

    Low pay like most teaching position. Large for profit educational organization, so your materials are provided for you. This might be a con for some who don't like the material or who want to have more control over their class.

    ELS Educational Services2018-02-05
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Not a career path"

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    Former Employee - Senior ESL Instructor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ELS Educational Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are OK for a language school

    Cons

    Low pay, bad management, little growth potential

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    ELS Educational Services2018-01-14
  5. "Good place to get experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ELS Educational Services full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Many entry-level positions, good pathway to break in to IE.

    Cons

    Demanding class schedules, low pay

    ELS Educational Services2017-02-06
  6. Helpful (21)

    "Don't even think about it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ELS Educational Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None that I can think of except for the students.

    Cons

    Where to begin....lowest of the low pay, hours cut without warning, deranged director who couldn't even speak proper English, overworked with outdated grading system using all paper, favored students moved up while unfavored students failed. I could go on and on.

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    ELS Educational Services2016-10-22
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Senior Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Instructor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ELS Educational Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great students from all over the world.

    Cons

    Low pay. Unstable enrollment. Too much work.

    ELS Educational Services2016-03-20
  8. Helpful (6)

    "As ESL-School Teaching jobs go, it's the best of a bad lot"

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    Former Employee - Senior Instructor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ELS Educational Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits (if you qualify), Preperation is fairly easy, Opportunity to do IELTS helps supplement low pay, Many locations to move around within, Yearly raises

    Cons

    Typical low-pay ESL job, My AD was horrible but never leaving the company so i had to, No compensation for prep, which is archaic in this industsry, Lack of technology in some locations

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    ELS Educational Services2015-09-05
  9. Helpful (7)

    "part time instructor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Johnson City, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ELS Educational Services part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Finished by 4PM Good insurance Sick days & vacation days In house management is great but corporate SUCKS

    Cons

    No break; no holidays; low pay; unpredictable hours; in house management is great but corporate sucks

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    ELS Educational Services2015-06-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "ESL teacher"

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    Recommends

    I worked at ELS Educational Services

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with international students

    Cons

    Low pay and schedules vary

    ELS Educational Services2015-05-24

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