Bibo Global (Engoo/Eikaiwa) review
Bibo Global use both their two sister websites Engoo and Eikaiwa to post their job openings and unfortunately they operate a harshly divisive pay structure.
Just take a look on Glassdoor at their currently 660 reviews (22/09/19) – Non-native speakers receive 1.4 $ per 25 minute class while native speakers $5. The student supposedly pays $23/hr for a native teacher so one would assume Bibo pocket over half.
With massive disparity in the minimum wage across continents combined and daily life uncertainties, it’s not surprising that such a poor paying online English teaching platform is able to still flourish, with a clear exploitation of both university educated native and non-native fluent English speaking people, but predominately Filipino.
Other displeasure’s include a tough application process, poor tutor support, misery charges, hidden rules and to reiterate – an awful rate. If you are from the Philippines, a 50 minute class translates in to $2.33.
With regards to Engoo , it appears they just act as a teacher advertising board for students, and there are a decent chunk of them – see here of which there are some definite grafters (both non-native and native) with 1000+ reviews.
As for eikaiwa.dmm.com not to be confused with Mainichi Eikaiwa, it acts as a recruiting tool.
As one ex-teacher put it: “Working at Engoo/Bibo is a hard pill to swallow but just as they are using us, use them back to your advantage”.
– Lots of students
– Flexible hours
– Horrifyingly low hourly rate
– Strict penalties
– Hefty cancellation charges