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Updated Oct 21, 2021

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4.3
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Pros
  • "With a fixed schedule, you get paid for the time you have made available even if the classes aren't booked(in 8 reviews)

  • "First Future has helped me shape a part time job into a full time career which I am passionate about(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "In the 3 years I have worked for First Future, I have not experienced any concerns(in 5 reviews)

  • "The base pay is not pretty good but in fixed hours your class booking rate and payment will be guaranteed(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      No

      Nov 7, 2019 - TEFL Teacher in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      They provide all the resources, the software seems to work well

      Cons

      With flexi shifts even if you do not sign in they can assign you classes with 5 minutes notice, not particularly teacher friendly

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Poor communication. Expect you to work for hours before even giving you work.

      Oct 14, 2019 - Online English Teacher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Some members of staff can be very polite when speaking to them (not all)

      Cons

      This company expects you to jump through so many hoops before getting any work.. expect to wait at least 4/5 weeks. Such poor communication between staff and teachers it’s unbelievable. They will send you outdated information then wonder why you are confused. You will be told different things by different people who are all clearly just trying to say the right thing. I would avoid this company at all costs. I could go on and on but this is enough.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      OK,

      Jul 12, 2019 - Teacher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      They pay on time. The students have been great.

      Cons

      Annoying management bugging you all the time. Lots of unpaid administration work and test, and expected to be contactable 24/7. Poor training.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Online English Teacher

      May 5, 2019 - Online English Teacher in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      They always pay you on time and there is a support network.

      Cons

      They just don't care! Your bought out hours can be cancelled at a whim and no one contacts you or is even bothered that one minute a teacher can have a full schedule of 30 hours a week and then nothing. They just don't care. They also hire too many teachers and then they expect you to be on standby for four hours and maybe get a 30 minute lesson. In effect a teacher gets paid thirty minutes for working four hours. This company DOES NOT CARE!

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Annoying at best

      Jan 16, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Students are great Easy to use platforms

      Cons

      All this talk and promise of a fixed schedule and I only got 4 hours in 3 months! Absolutely ridiculous, and downright liars.

      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Company Terminated

      Sep 28, 2021 - English Teacher in China, ME
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      The pay was adequate for the work.

      Cons

      The company folded as the regulations changed

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Stable but strict

      Oct 11, 2021 - English Teacher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Stable booking/ stable income/ great bonuses.

      Cons

      Strong penalties that can easily take away those extra earned 400$ for a bonus. Strict schedule, 0 tolerance of cancelation policy for fixed classes

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Dissapointed, strongly

      Oct 21, 2021 - Online ESL Teacher in Belgrade
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It was a good salary, but now they offered now 50% less than before, and there is no classes, so there is no point of working here

      Cons

      I used to work for FF from 2018 until September 2021. I was always giving my best and was one of the best teachers since China got new rules, numbers of classes started to decrease, in the end, I had 0 classes for the whole month... After all the years of working there every single day, every single weekend, they did not pay me my salary. So lame. Shame on you First Future Also, if you get sick or something happens, electricity has gone or whatever, you will get such penalties that you will have to take with you for a long time after it, they were very strict and mean sometimes.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fairly great job!

      Sep 28, 2021 - Online ESL Teacher in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great ways to build bonuses per lesson Weekend bonus Group bonus Performance bonus

      Cons

      Takes a good 3 weeks to get enough students to make good money

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Off shore interviewer

      Sep 13, 2021 - Recruiter 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good company Hands on Benefits Perks Salary and benefits

      Cons

      None so far No need to complaint No issue No dispute No political

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