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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: 1.67 on a scale of 1 to 5. Based on 6 reviews.

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address icon 62 Yen Phu Doi, Ba Đình, Hanoi

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6 Reviews (Followed by 1 user)

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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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May 3rd, 2016 at 10:57 am

I was due to start working with E-Connect a few months ago.

I could not find any online reviews, and my experience with this company was the worst I’ve had with an employer. I am an experienced TEFL teacher and would warn against working for E-Connect.

I was offered a small amount of money to not write this review. Not enough to cover my losses. I turned it down because I would rather prevent other potential teachers making the mistake I made than be paid off. So here goes:

After I had accepted the job and booked flights, they requested that I work at a different centre than the one I had applied for, giving me little choice as I had already booked everything. I found this unprofessional and inconsiderate.

In order to arrive in Vietnam to work for them, I needed a letter of arrangement from the Vietnamese Immigration Authority, which E-Connect said they would provide. They submitted the paperwork late, so the letter arrived too late. I was denied entry to my flight.

I understand that these things happen, and we could have fixed this. But the staff members I spoke to, who were high up in the company (the Assistant Director of the company and the Head of Recruiting), had incredibly poor communication skills and crisis management skills, meaning I was in the airport for six hours with very little actual support. They seemed to care more about whose fault it was than getting me into the country. I wanted nothing more than to get to Vietnam at this point, and was making suggestions. But after six hours of trying to work the issue out with them, I left and turned down the job. I feel still working for them after what had happened would have been a mistake.

This meant, as I had moved out of my apartment and quit my job, I was literally homeless and unemployed. I had also suffered losses by booking flights I never took, hotels I wouldn’t have had to stay in, and so on, in order to work for them.

I wrote to the CEO and asked for the company to reimburse some of my losses, but when I finally got a response, she directly blamed me for what happened. Apparently I was supposed to know the visa arrangements better than the company, and inform them of this.

It’s possible the company could be good, and I can’t vouch for what it’s like to actually work for them. However, in my opinion, if a company can’t even get you into the country, it’s not worth the risk.

After the crisis management, communication, organisation, etc., I witnessed I can’t help but feel the company would not have been good even if I had managed to get into the company. These skills are essential in running a school and being a good employer, after all.

If you do accept a job with them, best of luck.

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July 1st, 2017 at 5:57 am

Avoid this company. They frequently don’t pay Vietnamese staff and western staff full wages if any. Conditions of housing are not as pictured. Many rats and cockroaches about, (not a few, but a full infestations). When we asked owners to resolved this either by purchasing traps or calling an exterminator, the director informed us that the cost of traps would come out of the Vietnamese’s wages who do not reside in the building. Absolutely disgusting.

Furthermore, the accommodations have little to no privacy being above and below classrooms. Students will often accidently or on purpose find their way into your room. Showers and bathrooms are communal, with no toilet seats or properly locking doors.

The company as a whole is disorganized with no actual guidance being given to teachers. No provided resources and company demands that you purchase a computer. Teaching schedules are obviously mashed together in very little time with no thought. They are absolutely chaotic, often causing mass confusion among the teachers.

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August 6th, 2017 at 8:55 am

If I could give this company a -1000 I would. The most disorganized, unprofessional company I've ever seen in Vietnam. The people here never take responsibility for anything, everything is always the foreign teacher's fault. I've seen instances where foreign teachers have had visa issues, have been paid late (Sometimes up to a month or later late), and the company accepted no responsibility or showed no remorse whatsoever. This company is all about the bottom line and could care less about its teachers or students. Also if you work here, good luck finding anything like oh, printing paper, a basic resource all teachers need, because apparently they can't afford this or just don't care to give it to the teachers so they can do their job. Some of the nastiest people I've ever seen in any company, they will stab you in your back so beware of this company and avoid at all costs!! One of the most horrible work experiences of my life happened with this company. Especially beware all single female teachers, I myself as a male have seen many instances where female teachers were discriminated against and abused by this company just for being female, and were treated with less preference than their male counterparts, such as being denied pay for the same thing the male teacher was paid for. This company doens't care what happens to the teachers or the kids, they're just trying to line their pockets and withold as much money as they can from you. Be careful to count your hours carefully as they will always miscalculate your hours, and conveniently these always work out to be less than your actual hours you worked. Avoid avoid avoid!!

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