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Wall Street English Reviews

Updated 1 Dec 2019

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3.4
65%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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Wall Street English CEO David Kedwards
David Kedwards
121 Ratings
Pros
  • "Furthermore, we are proud to say that the working environment has always been amazing(in 30 reviews)

  • "friendly environment, lesson plans ready to be delivered, good materials(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some people don't like the structure of WSE because all of the materials are written to a standard(in 25 reviews)

  • "The salary doesn't reflect the average ESL teacher/trainer salary in China at the moment(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher at Wall Street English, Saint Etienne"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street English part-time

    Pros

    Lovely colleagues, good pay and varying tasks

    Cons

    Predominantly working in English making French learning difficult

    Wall Street English2019-04-05
  2. "Manager at WSE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time

    Pros

    Fun, vibrant working environment with a lot of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Minimal training/support from international HQ

    Advice to Management

    Grow the competencies of your teams to nurture future success, don’t just focus on sales end goals

    Wall Street English2019-02-28
  3. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time

    Pros

    Structured working environment good for first time teachers

    Cons

    Not enough chance for progression

    Wall Street English2019-02-09
  4. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, lesson plans ready to be delivered, good materials

    Cons

    wages below the average, sales staff very pushy, management people only think about making money

    Advice to Management

    Pay teachers more and care more about your students and staff

    Wall Street English2019-01-02
  5. "Steady work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wall Street English part-time

    Pros

    This was one of the only companies in Germany to have teachers as employees, not on a freelance basis, so health insurance and sick pay Blocks of lessons, at least 3 classes back to back The colleagues were all great

    Cons

    Relatively low hourly pay, even taking into account the health insurance Questionable method, doesn't take into account second language learning principles Boring to teach the "encounters" after a year or so as you are not able to stray much from the lesson plan

    Wall Street English2018-07-13
  6. "Teacher and Project Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time

    Pros

    Gives transport cards You can rest assured that the VISA will be valid ( once they get around to get it)

    Cons

    Company is incredibly KPI driven and all real decisions are made by Head Office. No one in the centre you work at will have any real control and that the impersonal, unvalued feeling is much stronger than other workplaces. Students also get this feeling that the company doesn't care about them and will talk to you about it once they get close to you.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep your good teachers and value good teaching.

    Wall Street English2018-06-18
  7. "More corporate, than educational"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time

    Pros

    A stable, well-established company. Good advancement opportunity. The pay is fair to middling. The students are great.

    Cons

    Long hours. A five minute break between hour-long classes. Management very authoritarian and this makes the job more stressful than it has to be. Punitive measures for being sick. Definitely no sick leave. More of a corporate focus, rather than an educational one. Odd hours means you can't have much of a social life

    Advice to Management

    If you want a stable work force, pay attention to what your teachers are saying. give exit interviews especially since people are then more inclined to speak the truth because they have nothing to lose.

    Wall Street English2018-05-08
  8. "Education Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time

    Pros

    - New, clean, bright workplace with nice people - Good learning system - Well-known global brand

    Cons

    Not much space for new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more open about new ideas

    Wall Street English2018-04-16
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street English part-time

    Pros

    Teaching English to different people.

    Cons

    Very low hourly rate of pay

    Advice to Management

    None

    Wall Street English2018-01-22
  10. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street English full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good students. - Excellent facilities. - Flexibility with lessons. - Excellent way to make contacts.

    Cons

    -Unsocial hours. - Sales take priority over education. - Hierarchy doesn't listen to staff. - Managing students' emotions.

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your staff and reward them. - If you charge a premium fee to students, deliver a premium service. No shortcuts.

    Wall Street English2017-12-27
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