I have been working for BFITS for a considerable time and have always found them a friendly company to work for. Although the pay isn’t comparable of some schools or companies it is certainly not the worst paying company. I have always been paid on time.
The schools I have worked at on the whole have been professionally run and with the support from the BFITS staff most problems get sorted quickly.
You are given teaching material that you can use “straight out of the box” which is adequate if you are a new teacher or a teacher that doesn’t like to spend too much time in preparation. However you can add your own style to these lessons to suit your students learning.
One last advantage of working for BFITS is that visas and work permits are organized for you. You also get a basic cover of health insurance to use in most hospitals in Thailand.
As a person that has been working as a teacher for many years I have seen many colleagues who work with me who have little or no experience in a Thai classroom. Therefore I suggest that more training should be on going to not only help these teachers but also take this responsibility off of the more senior teachers.
Advice to management
Hire more cover teachers to allow management/trainers to get to schools to do more ongoing training to the less experienced teachers.
Look after your experienced teachers as they are the life blood of the company.