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Found 18 of over 35 reviews
4.0
88% Recommend to a Friend

Found 14 of over 35 reviews

4.0
88%
Recommend to a Friend
  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place to start your teaching career

    4 Mar 2022 - English Teacher in Pordenone
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Accommodation provided very close to school. Quiet town, nice environment

    Cons

    Long hours, Saturday mornings. No consideration of work life balance

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Pros and cons

    19 Jan 2022 - English Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Contact with students and preparing exams

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other jobs

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    great for building C.V.

    10 Jan 2022 - EFL Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    many opportunities for building experience across a broad range of teaching goals (different exam courses, different levels and ages, etc.) good staff support at the location I was working from. Help with bureaucracy of moving to Italy at the beginning. Lots of resources and help with lesson planning for new teachers

    Cons

    work/life balance is not great. Fairly basic pay with no real benefits

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Not a bad place to work

    28 Jan 2021 - English Language Teacher in Pordenone
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Helpful staff, great location and facilities

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay - a set salary does not reflect the hours worked

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Promises you everything yet gives nothing

    7 Jun 2020 - Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fresh brand, clean fresh classrooms and opportunities to teach in companies, nice kids

    Cons

    long, anti social hours, availability from 0800-1000pm, sneaky, greedy boss, they feel you are 'lucky' to have a job, awful pay 700 euros per month, vile archaic shared accomodation.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Accommodation provided

    17 Jan 2020 - English Language Teacher in Pordenone
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    School is very near the provided accommodation

    Cons

    Finishing late every night and working every Saturday morning.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good working conditions;Work-life balance

    22 Nov 2019 - English Faculty in Calcutta
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good working conditions ;good work -life balance

    Cons

    Very poor salary ;No career growth

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Excellent C.V. experience

    23 Mar 2019 - ESL Teacher in Acqui Terme
    Recommend
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    Pros

    As a first long term position I have gained a fantastically wide range of experience, from young learners to adults, across all levels. Wide variety of class types available to teach, including General English, Business, exam specific classes, one to one and groups. Classes are well sized and relatively well separated based on level. Good support from colleagues and the manager prior to teaching a new type of class. Good resources available for planning combined with a helpful amount of freedom in methodology so long as the syllabus is followed. Pay is good depending on the cost of living of the area you work in. Rarely asked to work on Saturdays and only ever in the morning.

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork, which while not surprising, can get ahead of you if you are not organised or set the time aside. Busy days can get quite hectic if an unexpected issue arises, can be asked to cover classes for 10 minutes or a couple of hours on the spot. For this reason it is important to be well ahead of planning and comfortable with throwing together a lesson in a matter of minutes. With so many centres across such a large area I think it is difficult to know how the school you are interested in will be run compared to others.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    English teacher

    31 Mar 2019 - Teacher in Rome
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Full time employment Lots of classes

    Cons

    Difficult timetable . Long hours. Late classes

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Experience Depends on the Owners

    14 Sep 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    -Some flexibility of working hours -Standard pay -Group is improving it's standards year by year

    Cons

    -Still not enough support or structure or standardisation for schools, too much variation in quality

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British Institutes has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 35 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at British Institutes to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 9% over the last 12 months.

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