Featured Employer: VIPKid
This Week’s Noteworthy Find: VIPKid
An online education platform creating “One Global Classroom for All,” VIPKid connects students and teachers globally through one-to-one personalized English language classes.
As David Bowie once sang, “Turn and face the strange / “Ch ch-changes!” With the onset of the new decade and COVID-19 in our midst, changes can be felt everywhere, including in the workplace. Prospective candidates are searching for remote work that is rewarding and flexible. Fortunately, they will not have to search for long as VIPKid is an innovative company that takes the teacher experience to the next level. Plus, their job listings are plentiful with just a few basic requirements to get started.
Named in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in 2020 by Glassdoor, VIPKid “empowers students and teachers through personalized learning, connects cultures across the world and ignites a passion for lifelong learning.” The company hires mostly American teachers to teach English to mostly Chinese students in the one-on-one sessions. We love their positive and impactful mission to “inspire and empower every child for the future.”
Founded in 2013 in San Francisco, the VIPKid platform currently connects over 700,000 students with 100,000 teachers in the U.S. and Canada. On Glassdoor, a whopping 74% of employees would recommend the job to a friend and 79% of employees approve of the CEO (that’s awesome)! Their company profiles on job sites such as Glassdoor, Indeed, and LinkedIn a full of positive reviews such as:
"I believe that VIPKid is a ‘perfect’ company. Because ‘perfection’ means always trying your best, always striving to improve, always considering the welfare and futures of our dear students and their respective families, and always promoting a better tomorrow."
-Jojo, VIPKid Teacher since 2015
Although VIPKid involves working remotely, we love how the company fosters community through virtual and in-person meetups and annual conferences. Teachers are connected to one another to serve as resources and to discuss how to best teach lesson plans. Their Instagram page is a testament to how much they value their teachers, highlighting employees and their contributions. In many posts, they reward teachers for their creativity and dedication.
We love to see how they take the employee experience to the next level; their events page is poppin’ with virtual game night, preparation meet-up’s, and more!
It is no mystery why VIPKid has become China’s market-leading edtech startup. This company understands the importance of investing in students’ learning and teacher experience, which gives employees something to celebrate. When employees feel they are making a difference and are appreciated in return, they are more likely to be advocates.
VIPKid fills the need of many job candidates who are searching for remote, flexible, and enjoyable, rewarding work. Although their employees are scattered across North America, the company uses their platforms to bring students and teachers together so they feel they are practically in the same room. Companies like VIPKid raise the bar on what it means to be a teacher and how teachers should be treated by their workplace.
About Our Featured Employers: GoodSeeker is on the hunt for companies who bring out the best in teams, humanize their brand, and take employee experience to the next level. Each week we monitor job boards for companies with jobs related to employee experience, employee success, employer branding, and storytelling. We read job descriptions, online reviews, ambassador activity, career pages, and more. And then we pick one to give some props.