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Found 669 of over 873 reviews
2.9
55% Recommend to a Friend

Found 672 of over 873 reviews

2.9
55%
Recommend to a Friend
Pros
  • "foot in the door to live in Japan(in 24 reviews)

  • "The limited hours give you plenty of free time(in 50 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low Pay, Little Personal 1 on 1 time(in 67 reviews)

  • "They won't help to offset your health insurance or pension like other companies because once again on you're paper part-time(in 64 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      26 Jan 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      its a good starting point in Japan

      Cons

      more communication with ALT and more support

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great people but old fashioned structure

      25 Jan 2023 - Head Teacher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The upper management of Nagoya Branch are great. Respectful, professional, and flexible to work with. You can get a lot of experience in training, people management, presentations and ongoing sales.

      Cons

      Pay will never increase and promotion options are almost impossible. The company only values people who are willing to be relocated across Japan to be eligible for promotion to higher levels. You may also contribute a lot and never receive any recognition or compensation, besides perhaps a certificate. There are new people in management with poor communication skills that are quite difficult to work with. It can be frustrating for those working directly below them.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ok teaching job

      14 Jan 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Hitachi-Naka
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Can be a lot of fun teaching the kids and working together with your JTE

      Cons

      Where you get placed is at random and multiple schools seems to be a must when you can drive. Being forced to teach how the school wants sometimes is draining depending on the teachers

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Interac

      14 Jan 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of free time to pursue other skills.

      Cons

      Pay could be better, but likely will not increase.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      General overview

      11 Jan 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Ichihara
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Shorter work period (8-3), national holidays and weekends off

      Cons

      Salary is non sustainable, needs to work part time.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great

      10 Jan 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Yokohama, Kanagawa
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Scheduled work is until 3:30pm

      Cons

      Low salary. You need a part-time job to get by

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Mixed bag, you get what you make of it

      23 Jan 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      A chance you'll be at a loving school with a great community and ability to experience Japanese culture.

      Cons

      A chance you'll be at a school where you're treated as a human tape recorder and may not get along well with students. Expect low pay and staff that treat you like you're 5 years old. Also, you could get sent to the middle of nowhere.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Working for Interac

      19 Jan 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Morioka
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      ・Pays for transportation expenses ・Staff and students at the local schools are nice

      Cons

      ・Pay is extremely low ・No sick days. Only 10 days of paid time off and are required to take one of the days if you are sick. If you run out of days off, you just won't get paid. Interac already decides when you are to take 5 of those 10 days off. You have no control over those days. ・It's difficult to communicate with the teachers if you can't speak Japanese. ・The last weeks of the contract are not paid, so if you choose to renew your contract for the next school year, you can expect to barely have enough to survive bills and expenses in April ・Interac does not pay you back for any expenses on school materials. If you want to buy teaching materials to help increase the quality of your lessons, it must be out of pocket or just whatever is provide for you at your school(s)

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      not recommended for people who wish to excel in teaching field

      18 Jan 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Its one of the gateway to teach english in Japan but you shouldnt stay here over a year.

      Cons

      - prorated salary - no completion bonus - no housing sponsorship; they would ask you to shouder all the accommodation or housing (some dispatch companies shoulder the key money and deposit and you just have to pay the monthly rent)

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    11. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It's a good starter pack for non-experienced teacher

      3 Jan 2023 - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Nagoya, Aichi
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There is a great support system from the staff. They also have paid English camp during summer and winter which you can join if you want to expand your horizons or improve in teaching. Lots of free time and long holidays

      Cons

      Working with JTEs may be tough if you're not compatible with them. Very low pay for gas expenses if you drive a car to your schools.

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    Interac has an overall rating of 2.9 out of 5, based on over 873 reviews left anonymously by employees. 55% of employees would recommend working at Interac to a friend and 34% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

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