You might have secured an ESL job interview or a job offer from SIE Shenzhen, and you are looking for SIE Shenzhen reviews from other teachers. Well, you are in luck; in this article, I share my experience interviewing and working (in the future) with SIE Education Shenzhen.
Success in Education Shenzhen, known as SIE Shenzhen, hires, trains, sponsors, and supports thousands of teachers across China. They are one of the most established employers in the Chinese TEFL world. According to a Reddit review, SIE Shenzhen has a good reputation, and most teachers who worked for them liked them A LOT. They offer a pretty good salary.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about SIE Shenzhen.
My Experience Interviewing With SIE Shenzhen:
One that mainly got my attention was Annie from Gold Star Teachers; she is very responsive and supportive. She asked me to email a copy of my passport, which I was a little reluctant to do, but ended up sending it to her. Additionally, she asked me to send her:
- Passport photo page
- My Skype I.D. or WeChat
- Confirm my Current location ( City and Country)
After receiving my documents and confirming my preferred cities in China to teach English, she lined up three job interviews for me.
Annie sent me three job descriptions, along with the companies/ schools information. Three days later, I received an email from the SIE Shenzhen HR manager to set up an interview.
In the next section, I will explore a few resources to help you succeed during your interview.
Interview Tips and Samples questions:
Once you secure your ESL job interview, I would recommend you start preparing. Good preparation will help you get the job you wanted. Check out this guide to get started and maximize your chance of success.
Below are a few ESL interview sample questions that you might expect to be asked during your meeting.
- Can you tell me a little about yourself?
- Why would you like to teach English in China?
- What is your experience in teaching English?
- In which part of China would you like to teach?
- How do you handle a difficult student?
A few days after my interview, Jenny, the HR manager from SIE Shenzhen, sent me a contract to review and sign. And then, she sent an invitation letter to authenticate my criminal record at the Chinese Visa center in Toronto.
I received my PU letter and currently in quarantine in Shanghai.
So far, my journey with SIE Shenzhen has been incredibly positive. And also, the process has been transparent for me.
My primary contact with SIE Shenzhen has been very responsive and supportive. I remember sending her a message on Saturday around 5:00 pm Eastern time ( 5:00 am China time); I was pleasantly surprised that she replied within 5 minutes.
When choosing a school to work for in China, look for someone who communicates well with you, responds promptly, and cares about your wellbeing.
Once you are in China, this school will be your primary support; if you choose a school that does not respond to your messages, questions, and Wechat texts, what would you do in case of emergencies?
Who is SIE Shenzhen?
SIE Shenzhen is among the most established employers in the China TEFL world and offers some of the highest salaries and best teacher support.
Currently, the company hires, trains, sponsors, and supports thousands of teachers across China.
Check out the video below, to get a glimpse of what you might expect working for SIE (Success in Education) in Shenzhen.
What are the Main Requirements to Work for SIE Shenzhen?
To work with SIE Shenzhen, you must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a Native English speaker from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom (UK), and United States of America (USA)
- Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree
- Have two years of teaching experience
- Complete a 120 hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate
- Professional and positive attitude and culturally aware
Also see: Is Being an ESL Teacher a Good Career?
Where in China Can you Work with SIE Shenzhen?
As a teacher working for SIE Shenzhen, you can choose to work in any of the following cities:
SIE Shenzhen Reviews
The table below summarises SIE Shenzhen reviews based on my experience and research.
|SIE Shenzhen||1- Great interview experience |
2- Offers PU letter (required to get a Z visa to work in China)
3- Established school since 2013 with a good reputation
4- Experienced and knowledgeable HR
5- Offers high salary compared to other schools in China
6- Offers 4,000 RMB housing allowance and assistance finding an apartment
7- 8,000 RMB vacation pay
8 – Has representation in all major cities in China
What is the Verdict?
Overall, my experience with SIE Shenzhen has been great. I got my PU letter, flew to China, and got a position to work as a High school math teacher in Guangzhou.
After I landed in China, SIE Shenzhen got me an interview with a high school, and they also helped me prepare for my online interview with the school directors.
Feel free to drop me a line, and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have.