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Web International English Reviews

Updated 21 Nov 2019

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  1. "Not your first choice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good curriculum, training covered everything

    Cons

    Company went bankrupt without any pay-offs to its employees

    Advice to Management

    don't steal money

    Web International English2019-10-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Spare yourself from this mess"

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

    I have been working at Web International English full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work is easy. I like Shanghai as a city.

    Cons

    This is my experience at the Shanghai HQ in Xuhui: 1. Low pay 2. No benefits 3. No chance of promotion (unless you are a suck up) 4. Unfair and unprofessional chinese working culture 5. Unhappy working environment 6. Racist and tacky coworkers 7. Selfish and clique-y supervisors 8. Outdated teaching materials 9. Lazy and arrogant students 10. Low number of classes=low pay Bottom line is, the whole... company is an insult to experienced teachers. Go and apply at other places that care about their employees.

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    Advice to Management

    I’ve already told them everything I thought. Do they care? Nope.

    Web International English2019-09-28
  3. "Racist Company"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Dalian, Liaoning
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get money. Some staff are nice

    Cons

    Racist. The management are full of Nazi racist

    Advice to Management

    Please close down

    Web International English2019-09-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY OFFER!!!"

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lesson plans are already prepared

    Cons

    Massive prostitution ring, keep yourself professional at all times They will find ways to deduct your salary even though you have fulfilled your required hours They will ask you to work overtime and pay you only a quarter of it You won't find any support from the directors or HR of the company They will give you off days and deduct salary which contradicts contract There is absolutely no business ethics,... anything goes If you inquire about your pay they will give you the run-around Be smart, open your own bank account, don't give them any information about your account, they'll pay you in cash

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    Advice to Management

    Please turn yourselves in to the local police

    Web International English2019-09-19
  5. "Good Starting Company"

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Tianjin, Tianjin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lesson plans are provided and very easy to teach. The work hours are convenient.

    Cons

    No room for growth as a foreigner. Must bow to the whims of customers, no matter how ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    None. My complaints may have already been resolved in the time since I worked there.

    Web International English2019-08-10
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Please heed my warning and stay away, unless you're into mental torture, if that's your thing, go ahead"

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

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

    Pros

    Students are usually great(most not all). Pay, depends on your nationality... But they pay the standard amount (training centre).

    Cons

    Oh boy, where to start.(please keep in mind that I'm sharing my Beijing Webi experience, don't know how other parts are run) - horrible management (both within the centre and HQ) - no accountability, non, nothing of the sort... - pointing out issues and trying to give advice on how they could be fixed...not appreciated - your basically a monkey (one of those white monkey jobs just teaching adults) - your always... made to feel like you're dispensable, no real security - lessons are horrible, copy paste from the web, and outdated (even students complained) - nobody cares about their job - local staff is treated very poorly - policies will be enacted that go against your contract and you can't do or say anything about it (see rocking the boat) - ...

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    Advice to Management

    Change, make way to those who actually care, promote more from within, give a chance to your foreign talent to move up in the company( there are many who care, and many whom you guys pushed out). Adopt a new mentality and company culture Don't mix adult centres with children, this creates and awful experience for your clients and staff.

    Web International English2019-09-05
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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