Teach English in Taiwan with BigByte

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About

At BigByte, they call it learning, we call it fun. At Big Byte, you have experience personal and professional development while working with a staff dedicated to the success of your students as well as the development of your professional goals. Big Byte offers one of the most innovative school systems in Taiwan. We value teachers who are dedicated to the success of their students. BigByte looks for hard working, enthusiastic and team-oriented teachers who are serious about education.

BigByte’s school year starts in September and ends in June. During the summer teachers have the opportunity to travel or work our summer school program. Our hiring season usually is from May-August, but we accept resumes all year round. BigByte provides ARC, Health insurance, 16-20 hours, positive work atmosphere, support for our teachers, organized curriculum and competitive pay.

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Reviews

83%
based on 4 reviews
  • Benefits 7.3
  • Support 8.5
  • Fun 8.8
  • Facilities 8
  • Safety 8.8
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Chris
5/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Once good, but starting to decline.

There are some nice staff there who work very hard and the majority of the students are very nice to teach.

Unfortunately, what started off as a fun job at a company which cared about its employees development in the classroom has started to change in the past year. Most employees are expected to work several unpaid hours as there is no longer an admin fee paid and you are only paid for the hours you teach. There are opportunities outside of the classroom, but some of these should actually be full-time positions meaning teachers are often having to do two jobs at the same time, meaning faults and errors happen frequently. Meetings and training are unpaid. The higher hourly wage is a disguise to make them stand out from other schools when advertising. The CEO tries to insist that this is down to them raising the hourly wages, but there is now more workload for the teacher to do due to the LMS system, monthly tests and PBL. They also have a horrible sickness and leave policy meaning employees often have to work sick and put the students in danger.
The CCTV was also broken at my branch for the last three months despite it being reported multiple times. This is mainly down to the management structure as the company prioritises expansion/making money in China over making sure its staff have a good work-life balance, and students are placed in classes which aren't suitable for them. In the past few years, the contracts have also been made worse for entry-level teachers as well as the workload.

What would you improve about this program?
With some changes, a more hands-off approach from the CEO, making sure their teachers can recover when sick instead of being threatened with a notice by e-mail (even if it is just a day!) and employing a director of studies again to look after teacher affairs with a western management style, they have a chance of redeeming themselves. They do some great things for charity and the BigByte Worldwide program is an excellent opportunity for the students.
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Cassie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great School with Great People

I absolutely loved working at the school! If I ever move back to Taiwan I would love to be employed by Big Byte again. The people are wonderful and the pay is good. Most importantly, it was a lot of fun!

What would you improve about this program?
The Chinese staff (in some schools) didn't always do the best job listening to the suggestions of the teaching staff. In addition, the Chinese staff worked a lot of hours.
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Taipei4ever
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

BigByte is one of the most elite private English schools in Taiwan!

BigByte Learning Institute is a great English school located in the heart of Taipei. BigByte provides great curriculum, professional materials, an amazing teaching schedule, competitive salary and modern facilities. BigByte strives to put English education and the confidence and creativity of its students first. BigByte teachers get job satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. Teachers like teaching at BigByte so much they often stay 3+ years. It's a great school in a great city.

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Anja
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

In my 5th year at Big Byte

I've been living in Taipei for 7 years and seen many different schools. As far as support, organisation, curriculum, professionalism and reliability go, Big Byte has kept me resigning year after year. I'm happy there, the staff is happy to be there and most importantly, the kids are having a great time!

About Big Byte Learning Institute

At BigByte, they call it learning, we call it fun. At Big Byte, you have experience personal and professional development while working with a staff dedicated to the success of your students as well as the development of your professional goals. Big...