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  1. "A very boring job"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - ALT
    Voormalige werknemer - ALT
    Niet aanbevolen
    Negatief vooruitzicht

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Interac (Langer dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    A good way to enter Japan.

    Minpunten

    Too much free time, understimulating work
    The pay is rubbish compared to what ALTs receive in other companies.
    You're required to stay at work even when you have absolutely nothing to do
    Pro-rated salary, which means you don't get a full salary for at least three or four months.

    Advies aan management

    You need to start paying ALTs a proper salary, or let them go home when there is nothing for them to do at school.


  2. Nuttig (1)

    "Interac is a two sided coin, it depends on who you are."

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    Voormalige werknemer - ALT
    Voormalige werknemer - ALT

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Interac

    Pluspunten

    -The experience at the schools are wonderful.
    -Weekends off (sometimes)

    Minpunten

    -Low pay
    -They don't pay for the 10 minutes between class, school breaks, lunchtime or 'planning periods'. However, they will not permit you to leave during these times which makes it impossible to go to the bank unless you ask for time off.
    -Trainers in the area that are supposed to assist you with situations at school or teaching ideas don't respond to emails in a timely manner, or sometimes at all.
    -If you are a teacher with experience, they may try to 'tear you down and build you back up' at training depending on who you get.
    -Many of the other ALTs, in my experience, were quite toxic to be around.
    -They don't pay for transportation to Immigration center or the Visa itself to continue working which cost me around $150 a year and six hours of travel time (so either a paid or non-paid holiday needs to be taken to go).
    -They press you to do extra things at the schools out of the goodness of your heart.
    -They do not pay or assist with health insurance ($350) or taxes($250). Sometimes they're due on the same month more than once.
    -If you don't use holiday days they do not roll over and you won't be compensated, even partially, for them. They're just lost.
    -Had to commute via bicycle for 5km everyday rain or shine.

    Advies aan management

    -Area trainers are advertised as people who will assist you with problems at school, but them not responding to emails seem non-conducive.
    -Everything is google run, (company email, flashcard/lesson plan website, work report -expected to be done every month, surveys, and other various documents) which means its not accessible from the computers at school. It'd be nice to have either a different way to access it, or something to be arranged.

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    "Could be a lot better but not the worst"

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    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Niet aanbevolen

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Interac

    Pluspunten

    Amongst English teaching companies, they're pretty average. Not terrible but not the best.

    Minpunten

    Very low pay, micromanaged me, some unfriendly staff


  4. "Good benefits, questionable administration"

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    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer

    Pluspunten

    Monetarily supportive, okay about vactation time, encouraging to new ideas in some instances.

    Minpunten

    Very clique-oriented, some top administrators ignored and even supported bullying in the workplace.

    Advies aan management

    Training about bullying in the workplace needs to be conducted.


  5. "It decent"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Aanbevolen
    Neutraal vooruitzicht

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Interac

    Pluspunten

    I love the schools I'm placed in. They try and match you with the schools that would be suitable. The staff try to help you the best they can. Management will try and listen and give advice.

    Minpunten

    There are some small stuff that's already been mentioned on here but nothing that won't stop you from making a decent living.

    Advies aan management

    Anything I put here would be just repeating what has already been said.


  6. "Good Platform to start up"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - ALT in Tokio (Japan)
    Voormalige werknemer - ALT in Tokio (Japan)
    Aanbevolen
    Neutraal vooruitzicht

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Interac (Langer dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Good Platform to start up

    Minpunten

    salary is not fixed monthly


  7. "Assistant Language Teacher"

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    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Interac

    Pluspunten

    Easy way to get to Japan

    Minpunten

    Work hours for the salary isn't compatible

    Advies aan management

    Increase salary

  8. Nuttig (1)

    "Be very careful in working for Interac"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - ALT in Tokio (Japan)
    Voormalige werknemer - ALT in Tokio (Japan)
    Niet aanbevolen
    Negatief vooruitzicht

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Interac (Langer dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Help with getting set up. Help with any emergencies. Pay is on time.
    Some of the staff were really wonderful and helpful.

    Minpunten

    Shocking level of micro management.
    We were taught how to pretend to work during our free time so that our co-workers wouldn't complain. Just let that sink in for a minute. We were told to fake being busy at our schools.
    Sold as a job with plenty of free time between classes. Not true.
    Specifically told not to read books or draw in our free time.
    Told not to learn "too much Japanese" between lessons.
    If you upset Interac, they will destroy future job prospects by giving terrible references. There are people working within their system that are spiteful.

    Advies aan management

    I don't even know where to begin. The problem is that your systems works well for you. You have no incentive to change


  9. "Working in the Osaka Inaka Section"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Assistant Language Teacher in Himeji (Japan)
    Voormalige werknemer - Assistant Language Teacher in Himeji (Japan)
    Niet aanbevolen
    Neutraal vooruitzicht

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Interac (Langer dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Working far from the headquarters means you can adapt the curriculum to the needs of the classes with more teacher support and minimal interference. The company does take the time to make sure you are safe in case of disasters, and are available to assist with questions.

    Minpunten

    Almost no support from headquarters. The company occupies a liminal space so there can be some disconnect in how to interact with supervisors. (Even though I majored in Japanese culture I was often unsure of how to approach a subject- as an American or in the Japanese style; because my bosses were frequently Half or had lived in Japan for 20 years+) Additionally, the company will rarely stand up for you when there are unreasonable expectations.

    Advies aan management

    Please make the effort for your employees because they are what runs your service. I brought in a friend who had a very different experience, and received much more support, so perhaps there could be more consistency across sectors.


  10. "Not bad, listen and take hints"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Interac

    Pluspunten

    Helps you with finding partly furnished housing. Provides help with Japanese lesson.

    Minpunten

    You will see for yourself. Take hints. Use youtube.