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Name: E-connect Vietnam
Address: Hanoi star school, Alley 125 Le Van Luong, Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh, Thanh Xuân, Hanoi

Directions: Hanoi star school, Alley 125 Le Van Luong, Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi.

Phone: +84966838095
21.00440664646482 105.80125921871513 Category:

Description: We are building E-Connect becoming a reliable address in training "global citizens", the nation's talent for all wishes of teachers and staff officers. Hopefully these attempts will meet the wishes of parents who trust E-connect’s training program. We believe that, with E-Connect, the students will feel 'each day at school is a happy day'. The entire management team, staffs and teachers of E-Connect will try our best for that.
Rating: 1.44 on a scale of 1 to 5. Based on 9 reviews.

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address icon 4/92 Đào Tấn, Ba Đình, Hanoi

phone number icon (+84) (0)24 66849446

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November 15th, 2017 at 10:45 pm

After completing my TEFL over the summer in HCMC, E-connect offered me a job at one of their branches near Hanoi. They offered a generous $25/hour and monthly salary and, after looking over the contract, I decided to accept. I flew to Hanoi where one of the staff picked me up and brought me to the nearby town where the branch was located. I was alarmed to learn the branch had not even been built yet! Only one or two other teachers had been hired at this point, and we were all put up in a rancid “love motel” nearby.

My biggest regret was not leaving within the first week. My room in the motel had standing water on the floor and the door would not lock. I mentioned this to the owner a few times, to no avail. When I asked about signing the contract, the office manager said I couldn’t until I got a work permit (I later learned some teachers had signed before leaving their home countries). I had to leave within a few days for a visa-run, as is typical when starting with a new company in VN. The office manager flew me to Bangkok for a day, but upon returning immigration agents refused to let me back into the country since the letter I was given for the business visa had the wrong arrival date on it. Panicking, I began calling the few phone numbers I had been given by some staff, but no one answered. Six hours later (at around 1:00 AM) someone called me back and I was able to hand it off to the immigration agent, who begrudgingly let me in early. I was never reimbursed for the visa.

After that fiasco, I started teaching, more teachers began to arrive, and the office/ accommodations were finished enough to let us move in (although construction was ongoing for weeks). The accommodations were ok, at first glance, but problems with the building persisted: there were constant power outages which led to spoiled food in our one communal fridge. Twice the wattage spiked, which destroyed my laptop and phone chargers (one teacher’s laptop was fried). These items were replaced relatively quickly, to be fair. Anytime we brought up these catastrophes at office meetings, the director claimed it was unfair to hold her responsible.

After teaching for 4 weeks or so, I was finally allowed to sign the contract, which promised the fixed monthly sum I wanted. I received about $300 for the entire first month of work. The teachers who had signed initially fared no better, because (despite it saying nothing of the sort in the contract, the monthly salary did not kick in until the start of the regular school year).

The biggest nightmare of the entire experience was the branch director. Even the staff despised her. She made the actual work at E-connect a torment. She butchered our lesson plans, which we often had to write with little notice (the schedule was tumultuous and seldom fixed), and gave what I felt was extremely personal criticism, like telling me I was a disappointment! Criticism of the teachers was allowed, you see, but she would not accept responsibility for any of the things listed above. The staff, at one point, lost a teacher’s degree and the director fired him when he got angry about it.

I never really understood what standing I was in, since the students and teachers at the schools where I worked offered high praise of my lessons, only to have the staff or director randomly tell me they were terrible, offering vague ways to improve them like, “be more fun.” My lessons at one school were cancelled randomly when the local government found out not everyone at E-connect had work permits. Some teachers were waiting on appointments at their respective consulates. Naturally, the director blamed them for not knowing Vietnamese education laws.

I’m not sure why I stayed so long. Being new to Vietnam, I thought maybe this was just how things were done and that I was being naïve to expect circumstances better…well, better than this. Next time I’ll trust my instincts and leave in 4 days instead of 4 months. Whoever you are reading this: don’t make the same mistake.

I wish I could give them zero stars.

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October 30th, 2017 at 7:25 am

This was the worst esl experience I have had.

Everything from teachers accommodation to management, organisation, and communication was messed up.

Most of what they promised was exagerated. Over time they slowly bailed out on promises. For example paying a lot less.

Giving teachers forward notice or fair warning of work commitments was non- existent. but they do expect forward notice from you.

Everything is done last minute leaving you hanging in the wind.

Management don't seem to have a clue whats going on. They are just as clueless as you are. This will end up being your problem and you'll be riden for it.

Your life with e-connect will be a full time frightmare,.

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October 25th, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Worst Experience Imaginable!

E-connect does not follow the contract.

In fact, they only follow the contract just when it suits them. They regularly disregard contractual terms on a whim.

For example, we went from a monthly salary one minute to an hourly rate the next, because they said they were unable to get the hours they had wanted from schools.

Basically, doing whatever suited e-connect with complete disregard for teachers.

Some teachers generally the more accepting ones who didn’t make a fuss were not paid at all. Others were consistently short-changed. Vietnamese staff were regularly also not paid.

On occasions they outright refused to pay teachers anything, because apparently schools hadn't paid them, and they said they had no money to pay teachers! Broke!

Most stressful esl experience ever! You will worry, a lot, believe me!

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March 8th, 2017 at 8:49 am

I had a stressful, but thankfully limited experience with e-connect. Things started off badly. The provided housing located above and behind the office is anything but ideal. No privacy and very noisy. I’ve been teaching in Asia for a few years and cockroaches and rats are common, but our building was filled with them. Doors have chewed holes and packs of rats were regularly spotted in the kitchen and bathrooms. The shared bathrooms were dismal. Toilets with no seats, we had a single working shower with warm water for 10 people located on the same floor as a classroom. It was a bad joke.

Everything about them was haphazard. The evening after arriving in Vietnam, I was teaching classes. I was provided with no instruction, expectations, or even a simple guide. I had a full schedule my first week. They just have a pretty disorganized way of doing things. With the exception of a single teacher, no one was interested in explaining the text books despite repeated requests. The only feedback received was after an observation. It basically consisted of negative comments about my teaching. When I asked the observing manager what to change, he just questioned my experience as a teacher. Then proceeded to tell me I must not have experience in classrooms.

The office staff and teachers were obviously tense. There were ongoing problems with receiving pay on time or the full contracted amounts as promised. Don’t get me wrong, the staff and teachers were extremely friendly, but obviously distracted. The schedules were chaotic and the other teachers and myself received little support or help.

The lack professionalism was overwhelming among management. When The director threatened teachers with police action for leaving and a $500 fine despite no contract ever being signed, this was the final straw for me. Avoid them. If an offer is too good to be true, it usually is.

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November 7th, 2016 at 7:52 am

They only care about your appearance. If you are white and good looking, you are the best teacher. Be careful with their contract if once they don't like you, they will kick your ass

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