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Web International English Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2019

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Pros
  • "Lesson plans are already made for you(in 16 reviews)

  • "Company helps you out with everything to get settled in China(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "You can easily see some of them really dislike the foreign teachers(in 13 reviews)

  • "In China employees are not accustomed criticize their employers(in 13 reviews)

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    "A Reliable English Training Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Web International English full-time

      Pros

      Always paid on time Pretty flexible about time off Line Manager fair

      Cons

      Learning methods and material old fashioned Professional work tends to go unnoticed

      Web International English2016-05-16
    • "ESL Teacher"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Web International English full-time

      Pros

      Paid on time, nice students

      Cons

      Poor management, limited career opportunties, outdated material

      Advice to Management

      Have native speakers as bosses of schools, would gain more respect from the teachers.

      Web International English2016-10-20
    • "ESL teacher"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at Web International English

        Pros

        i really can't think of any..

        Cons

        one of the most awful experiences i have ever had in China working as an ESL teacher. would never do it again and certainly would never advise anyone to work for them. disgrace.

        Web International English2016-06-27
      • "TEFL Teacher"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Web International English part-time

          Pros

          • Competitive remuneration • Flight reimbursement  • Housing Allowance  • 5 days paid holidays + 11 days Chinese public holidays  • Paid and sponsored Z visa plus Foreign Expert Certificate (FEC)  • Medical Insurance  • Airport pick-up  • Ongoing training and development workshops  • Free Chinese lessons

          Cons

          Not much opportunity for future development.

          Web International English2016-04-20
        • "Not a bad place"

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          Current Employee - ESL Teacher Trainer in Qingdao, Shandong
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook

          I have been working at Web International English full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Lessons plans are provided for every class. Staff is helpful for the most part. Easy to get tine off with enough time.

          Cons

          No advancement opportunities. Working environment depends very much on the current manager and their management style. Very "Chinese" management stay where ESL teachers come second to students paying for classes

          Advice to Management

          More opportunities for teachers to get better positions in curriculum building and opportunities for advancement in the company.

          Web International English2019-07-01
        • "Yeh...Nah...Meh"

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          Former Employee - English Teacher 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook

          I worked at Web International English full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          It's a doorway into China. You get to meet a wide variety of people. The students will be generally nice people and are quite welcoming.

          Cons

          LOTS of office politics going on. Lack of any real structured curriculum. Students and Teachers alike can be seen as cash cows. Revolving door keeps spinning yeh .....

          Advice to Management

          Pay more attention to who you recruit. Develop the initial training more. Introduce more courses like travel and IELTS English. Stop the revolving door yeh ??

          Web International English2019-06-07
        • "Teaching Adults Is Great, Everything Else is Crap"

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          Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Chongqing, Chongqing
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook

          I have been working at Web International English full-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Higher level adult classes are good to teach. The content can be adapted and they have a desire to learn.

          Cons

          Management is absolute garbage. Zero communication, organization or administration. Pathetic leadership and stupid children's classes with no materials, resources or plan. No common sense with anything and you are completely discarded to the side if you're a foreigner. Most unprofessional place I've ever worked at.

          Advice to Management

          Communicate and do some work to create a harmonious environment for your staff.

          Web International English2019-07-02
        • "Not a long-term thing"

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          Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Shanghai, Shanghai
          Doesn't Recommend

          I worked at Web International English full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          -Always get paid on time -Don't need to create lesson plans -Able to have new students everyday -A good stepping stone for gaining experience

          Cons

          -Low salary -Overtime is only worth 150 CNY/hour -Always ask you last minute to do things -Care more about money than employees -Redundant, boring -Incompetent management -Hardly any vacation days -High employee turnover rate -Every ESL must work on weekends -No room for an ESL to advance in career at the company

          Advice to Management

          -Pay more -Be more flexible with your teachers -More vacation days -Train headquarters employees better -Stop offering potential employees things they don't receive once they get the job (free Chinese lessons)

          Web International English2019-05-28
        • "Too Many Bosses. Too much stress, Not worth the Low Pay"

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          Current Employee - Native English Teacher in Wuxi, Jiangsu
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook

          I have been working at Web International English full-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Appropriate for young, inexperience professionals with a bachelor's degree and those who speak the native tongue.

          Cons

          Most of the adult Chinese students are too arrogant, they do not want to put much of an effort to learn English, and they think they are literally your boss. This is because they or their company is spending money with the company. The students have never had a good Native English teacher before, but yet they will tell you how you should teach. Furthermore, if you give them a low evaluation for their class performance,...

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          Advice to Management

          Stick-up for your teachers more. Get new lesson plans Update the lesson plans.

          Web International English2019-06-16
        • "ESL teacher"

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          Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Beijing, Beijing
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook

          I have been working at Web International English part-time for more than 8 years

          Pros

          A manageable work schedule Not forced to work overtime,also paid for any overtime classes Company flexible over leave time

          Cons

          Courseware which is out of date Communication is poor-especially towards the foreign teachers-and should be improved Not given any form of salary slip or breakdown of payment Forcing all teachers to agree to teach kids in order to be given a full-time contract School having a "relationship agreement" with my agent, which prevented me from working directly for the school (not entitled to any school promotion opportunities...

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          Advice to Management

          A relationship agreement with an agent does not benefit the school-so why do it? If teachers are discriminated against they will leave and find work elsewhere...this will damage your reputation.Schools are also judged by their courseware...if it's poor or outdated this can ruin a school's reputation.

          Web International English2019-05-03
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