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It's good as a second job but it shouldn't be your main job. The pay is low and the penalties are pretty high. Tech assist is also remote so you're pretty much on your own in figuring things out.

Pros

Flexible time

Cons

Low pay
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The employer didn't know how to reach out their employees before implementing rules.

At first, we're compensated well, but due to banning of online tutoring in China, it changes. All the incentives that we had before are all gone. Instead of increasing the salary and promoting teachers they do it in reverse.

Pros

If you work as a home-base teacher you can manage your time.

Cons

If you work as a center-base teacher, the management tells you to close slots which greatly affects your performance as an online teacher.
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Look for another ESL company eho appreciates their teachers.

Very exploited. Low salary pay. Unreasonable penaltes and management is not transparent. With thenew policy, teachers are left in the dark regarding their employment statuses. Teachers have been unfairly demoted and it's frustrating to most people. It's the management's way of saying "Resign now or await more injustices."

Pros

Work from Home setup

Cons

Low salary pay, unreasonable penalties, valid reasons are very limited so if you are absent, automatic penalties
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Productive workplace

Working here is good. If you are looking for a job that is not demanding of your time, go for this! You can plot your own schedule and decide if you want to rest or hussle. Teachings kids are enjoyable and fun.

Pros

Do your own schedule

Cons

Low rates
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Oka

The company is okay. Work life balance is very good. Pay is not competitive. Low salary for teachers. Work timings are okay mostly afternoon or at night.
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Poor Salary

Very poor salary from the company and they should also consider the teacher's situation. They have very high penalties for the teacher. They are always on the side with the students.

Pros

Free TESOL Certificate

Cons

Low salary
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Good work experience, but very low compensation with unreasonable penalties.

Teaching materials and platform are good. Company also provides good guidance and mentorship. Flexible working hours is also a plus. However salary is extremely low. They also imposes unreasonable penalties to their teachers. For instance, if you are absent for a class even if you advise earlier on of your absence, you still get penalized. If you are late in posting lesson memo for whatever reason, you get a penalty of not less than half of what you earned for that specific class (could be higher). However, if a student does not show up in class, you only get paid half for that particular class even if you already lost your full time.Penalties are what they use to impose discipline among teachers, but the amounts are really crazy and unjust.

Pros

Good training and mentorship; exposure to different kinds and levels of students

Cons

Extremely low compensation and unreasonable penalties
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Great kids, low flexibility and poor management.

The kids are very well behaved and eager to learn, unlike some other platforms. The hours are not flexible, but this is fairly standard in the Chinese ESL market. The management are extremely unresponsive in many cases. Their website is a nightmare to use and doesn't have a usable mobile version for schedule management. Overall I'd recommend working for them, as long as you know what you're getting yourself into. The pay is average or a bit above average. I started at 18/hr + a monthly bonus of $150. They have opportunities to raise that to 19 but they're not achievable for most people.

Pros

High quality lesson plans, motivated & well behaved kids

Cons

Unresponsive management, no feedback, inflexible schedule
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low booking rate

You will have a good salary if your opened slots will be booked if not then you will just waste your time facing your computer. I just hope the company will think of a new way so that those teachers who have zero to low bookings will be given additional exposure. Equal opportunity for all teachers in the platform.

Pros

flexible schedule

Cons

very little bookings
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Flexible schedule, a good stepping stone for beginners.

Flexible schedule, you are virtually at the helm of your schedule steering wheel. Good for non experienced teachers or wannabees, trainings are kinda useful too.

Pros

flexible schedule

Cons

abusive Company, taking advantage of Filipinos with the salary that they offer. It is like, "better than nothing' for the moment, but you will eventually leave once the pandemic is OVER, or another job oppurtunity arises
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The pay

The quality they want is not compensatory to the pay that we received. It was a decline from when I started four years ago. Pay should have increased with time instead of declined and being forced to teach group lessons after having started teaching individual classes.

Pros

Flexible hours

Cons

Decline in pay and no incentives.
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Not enough hours to live properly.

There were not enough hours to properly live. Meaning paying bills. The students were adorable but working 3 days a week for two hours a day was not cutting it. They told me I would ha e way more hours but never did.
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Not an ideal lifelong career choice

I've just been working here for almost 2 weeks and I have to say I am not happy with this company. I was supposed to be just a part time teacher here but the number of slots you have to open within 15 days is just the same to those who wants to do full time. I still get low bookings and the lesson material of the students is too much to finish in just 25mins. The penalties are unjust compared to the earnings you get per class. The only good thing about this company is it has a flexible schedule(which is why I wanted to do part time here), they have a lot of trainings and free TESOL(which you can only get the certificate if you have worked here for 2years). But all in all, this job is not a good lifelong career choice since it doesn't care much about the teachers with it unfair penalties and rules.

Pros

flexible schedule, free trainings, TESOL training

Cons

low bookings, unjust penalties, no teacher protection, low pay
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Not a good lifelong career choice

I invested in this job and so far its not that worth it. I'm just planning to work here part time since I have a full time job but the minimum slots you have to open is just the same with those who are full time. They should lower the minimum slots for part time workers. And the penalties are not fair since it is higher than the per class earnings. No benefits at all and they don't value their teachers. It has a flexible schedule since you get to pick when you want to have classes. And they don't exactly listen to the teachers side. They are purely costumer service and no employee protection.

Pros

Flexible schedule, trainings, free TESOL

Cons

No benefits, unfair penalty fees, no teacher protection, part time and full time slots goals are the same
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I don't have much say

The work was easy. The problem was there is no security in this job and the salary was barely enough to sustain self-living. The incentives are hard to achieve and the students are mostly hard to handle.

Pros

Flexible schedule. As if you're not working at all.

Cons

6 days a week and no holiday breaks
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Flexible schedule and well-managed workers.

It has a very flexible work schedule which gives you the advantage if you have more than one job. They also manage their teachers well and treats them as partners

Pros

Home based
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Inconsiderate! Rate is not fair

even if you are lucky enought to have many students so youll get higher salary you still have to work overtime. THEY DONT VALUE THEIR TEACHERS.THEY MATTER TO USBECAUSE THEY CAN GENERATE MONEY THROUGH US.

Pros

flexible schedule

Cons

inconsiderae salary and penalty.
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Inconsiderate and Heavy Penalties

Advertisement are misleading and the penalties they are imposing are 400% higher than the salary which is abusive. Not recommended, look for another ESL company that values teachers

Pros

Many bookings

Cons

Heavy Penalties, Inconsiderate, Abusive to workers, Lesson support are not helpful, you're on your own
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ESL teacher

This company is one of the best ESL teaching platform. Very reliable and reputable company worldwide. Being part of this project it really helps me to discover my strengths and allowing me to challenge myself and to discover rooms for improvement. started early January now been level up to 4 stage of ranking. From New Qualified teacher to Senior Teacher A. Salary is best since it's a homebased work.

Pros

Remarkable Incentives

Cons

Penalties
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Never again

high penaltypoor mangementstudent based coachesmisleading adsthey dont value their teachersincentives are at a laughable ratethey need graduates but they only offer 54php per hour

Pros

remote work

Cons

management, salary, penalty, students
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Productive and Fast-Paced Company

The company is really understanding and it really suits my need for a work-from-home type of job. The salary is also very competitive plus they have benefits and programs that you can join to earn more money.
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