Japanese Company (Glassdoor) Review Roundup (2019/09)

glassdoor logoBecause there are a lot of dispatch companies, conversation schools, and universities across Japan, it can be really difficult to keep track of which company is which - and just as challenging to form a general idea of what kind of (subjective) reputation Company A has compared to Company B.

Enter glassdoor.com - a "website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management".

To save you a good deal of time and effort, we've taken the liberty of rounding up a number of Glassdoor review scores for many of companies that someone in the English-language profession might be interested in to help you gain an idea of which employers might be good to work for - and which ones might be best to avoid.

HOW TO READ THE TABLE

Every entry on the table displays the Company Name, the Number of Reviews that the company in question has received, the Average Rating that people have given that company (out of 5.0), and the average percentage of how likely someone is to Recommend [it] to a Friend (out of 100%).

Each entry in the table looks like this:

Aeon Corporation 227 [167] 3.8 [3.6] 81% [80%]


The first column contains the name of the company, and also acts as a link to that company's Glassdoor page.

The numbers in [square brackets] denote the score(s) that the company had in February of 2018.

For example, the "3.8 [3.6]" shows that Aeon Corporation has an Average Rating of 3.8 as of September 2019, up from an Average Rating of 3.6 as of February 2018.

Therefore: September 2019 [February 2018]

Company NameNumber of ReviewsAverage RatingRecommend to a Friend
Aeon Corporation 227 [167] 3.8 [3.6] 81% [80%]
Altia Central 54 [39] 3.4 [3.3] 71% [67%]
American Language School 21 2.6 38%
Amity 72 [53] 2.7 [2.7] 52% [49%]
Berlitz 801 [558] 2.9 [2.6] 35% [32%]
BorderLink 64 [27] 1.9 [1.9] 17% [27%]
British Culture Academy 15 2.0 26%
British Council 767 3.3 64%
California Language Institute 37 4.0 80%
Coco Juku 47 [36] 2.5 [2.5] 25% [36%]
ECC 105 [68] 3.6 [3.1] 85% [65%]
English Express International School 9 2.5 44%
Gaba Corporation 216 [141] 3.3 [2.8] 64% [45%]
Gem School 14 1.9 31%
Heart English School 64 [52] 1.7 [1.8] 5% [10%]
Hokkaido University 15 3.3 47%
iTTTi Japan (Peppy Kids Club) 49 [30] 2.7 [2.7] 48% [50%]
Interac 331 [209] 2.7 [2.9] 50% [67%]
IIE (International Education Services) 6 [6] 2.6 [2.6] 22% [22%]
India International School 11 1.8 21%
James English School 7 [6] 2.3 [1.4%] 34% [n/a]
JET Programme 505 [360] 4.1 [4.0] 95% [94%]
JIEC 7 [6] 2.8 [3.2] 39% [81%]
JoyTalk 28 [23] 2.7 [2.9] 53% [65%]
Keio University 19 3.5 68%
KidsDuo 52 2.7 43%
Kids Duo International 16 2.0 34%
Kinder Kids International 51 [36] 3.9 [3.8] 89% [81%]
Kyoto University 28 3.9 75%
Kyushu University 15 4.3 87%
Kumon Group 2,100 3.7 67%
MeySen Academy 8 4.0 75%
Minerva Language Institute 11 [10] 3.4 [2.9] 61% [50%]
Nagoya University 17 4.1 100%
NOVA (Japan) 100 [57] 2.9 [2.6] 56% [54%]
NPO GLAD (NPO Global) 20 2.1 29%
One Coin English School 30 4.4 100%
Osaka University 22 3.9 63%
Real Communication Solution (RCS) 14 [12] 1.8 [2.5] 17% [36%]
Seiha English Academy 44 2.7 23%
Shane English School 94 [15] 3.4 [2.3] 62% [13%]
Tokyo Institute of Technology 23 4.3 85%
Tohoku University 27 3.9 67%
Waseda University 25 4.2 81%
Westgate 40 [29] 3.0 [3.6] 41% [42%]
WinBe 5 3.0 78%

DISCLAIMER

The Glassdoor ratings that have been reproduced on this (on September 9th, 2018) should not be seen as tacit endorsements or censure of any particular employer by the General Union.

If you're using this list as a serious resource from which to consider your next career move, please be sure to conduct addition research on potential employers by making use of resources such as Google, Reddit, and the General Union's own website.


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