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Updated 17 Mar 2023
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"Supportive Supervisors, Good Communication, Laid-Back, Live in Japan" (in 6 reviews)
"Altia provides good support for English Teachers" (in 7 reviews)
"room for advancement" (in 3 reviews)
"ALTIA Central is really more of a middle man" (in 4 reviews)
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Better than Most11 Feb 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
*They tend to be more on the legal side of contracts and regulations than most dispatch companies *They do, in most cities, actually list you properly as a full-time worker which includes proper pension and health care compensation *Pay is about as good as it gets for public dispatch companies; only private or direct hire is better *Some of the management are great, but not in every city unfortunately
*Management is overworked, too few, and unable to really deal with all the work. So trying to get support or help for school situations can be difficult *Some of lower management are on power trips and will try to tell you things you "should" do; so if you don't know your legal rights you can get pressured into doing more than you're getting paid for *Support at schools is pretty poor, and if you work at a special education school even more so *You can be potentially be placed at 6+ schools , leaving you wish little time to plan or create lessons that teachers are dumping in your lap and making management shrug and just say "Do your best" leaving you hangingContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Best company in a bad sector17 Mar 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
They give better pay and benefits compared to other ALT dispatch companies.
The ALT sector is a bad one with dispatch companies racing to the bottom. They have already lowered bonus and base salary for new teachers. In the future they will probably have to either keep going down or get bought out by a bigger company that will.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great company, but working conditions depend largely on what school you are posted to.16 Feb 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Best ALT Dispatch company in Japan, especially in terms of pay and benefits 1) Paid leave and paid holidays 2) Highest Salary for ALT Dispatch company in Japan 3) Company subsidized apartment 4)Company subsidized car Helpful and understanding Supervisors.
Understandably, they are unable to influence Boards of Education (BOEs) to reprimand any school staff who may be abusive or otherwise to their ALTs.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Nice company with some drawbacks12 Mar 2023 - English TeacherRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Many of the schools are great and you teach a lot of wonderful students No way to move up except becoming management
Managers are a bit strict and the feedback sheets don't reflect your full job
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Inconsistent9 Mar 2023 - English TeacherRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
No prorated months. The pay is decent.
Hiring policies are very inconsistent and can’t be trusted. Policies suddenly change upon making an official job offer or signing a contract. Example: Benefits stated on their ads can’t be trusted especially if you are not a native speaker. Be careful!Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
ALTIA Central ALT review1 Mar 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Nagoya, AichiRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Relaxed working environment and long vacations which are paid. Multiple car plans available as well as paid parking.
No chance for an increase of salary and some black practices in play regarding health insurance and annual leave. There is no guarantee that you will be able to stay in your position as school boards must renew a contract with ALTIA on a 1-3 year basis.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Alt Job28 Feb 2023 - ALT in Nagoya, AichiRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Salary and Bonus, Summer time off
Only 5 sicks days every year, whole experience depends on the Supervisor you'll be assigned to.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Better than most6 Dec 2022 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Nagoya, AichiRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Training, support, resources, friendly, great office staff
They can be a bit shady about bonuses at times but you do always get them. Sometimes they have to do a bid for your city and you won't know if you'll have that job until waaaaaay late.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Easiest job to get here3 Oct 2022 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Being an ALT is the best way to get here, dont need a lot of teaching experience.
Remember that moving to an entirely new country can be very difficult. Support can be lacking. Sponsored apartments are entirely too small.
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
It could be worse, but it's definitely a business and your energy is the product.21 Sep 2021 - Assistant English TeacherRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- you can leave when your working hours are over - working in schools can be rewarding - you get to see inside public schools - payment is consistent - training was helpful - if you get a good contract in a good area, you can get good vacation time - management is professional - if you need an apartment/car (depending on position), they can arrange these for you
- you're unofficially expected to work a bit of overtime some days - actually getting to take your "break" can be difficult - there's only one chair in the whole school you can sit in without feeling weird about it, and sometimes you have to share it with other staff (depends on school). - you can never truly be alone at work, unless you go to the bathroom - there is a lot of standing and walking up and down stairs. This is fine most of the time, if you're healthy and don't have any mobility issues, but if you're tired, injured, or feeling a bit under the weather, it can be a lot. - the job is exhausting. - this is better now because of the pandemic and the subsequent mask wearing/handwashing, but schools have a LOT of germs.Continue reading
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Altia Central has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 130 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at Altia Central to a friend and 83% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -11% over the last 12 months.
74% of Altia Central employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Altia Central 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 2.5 for career opportunities.