Met passionate and amazing ALTs from surrounding areas. My schools (not the company) allowed me to leave early so I could go to my second job as an after-school English teacher at a different company.
You are contracted to be paid for 29.5 hours a week, however you are required to stay at the schools from 8-4 pm. If you leave before 4 pm, you will be subjected to disciplinary action if your school... reports you to the company about your early leave of absence. Low salary and a lot of zero communication from management about special assignments for summer term. Management will throw you under the bus to save their reputation with the schools and board of education. Management performs teaching evaluations in two ways: 1) individual evaluation from the company’s head teacher in your region who comes to watch your lesson and 2) a group evaluation from all of the teachers in your city who come watch your lesson. These are a waste of time and only serve as a sales gimmick for the board of education.
A lot of fun at the reception, try calling them when you're hired.
One of the worst dispatch companies in japan, cunningly designed to loot and take advantage of foreigners for profit. It's a hell I wouldn't wish on my worst enemies. Management: Very well trained... to seek chances to deduct from your salary, always ready to practice the company policies. (policy: deduct as much as you can). Compensation: 1.8 million a year, on average it would be 150k a month before taxes. (please note that it's calculated on average per month, salary would reflect according to working days throughout the year, as low as 70k and as high as 230k a month.) It means if you pay taxes you can take home 110k-115k each month. If you get sick, take days off, or forced to take days off, you will earn even less. And if you have rented an apartment from Heart, you can take a generous amount of 60k-70k on average each month. With that amount of money, I wonder how one could survive in Japan with inflation accelerating to a 40-year high?