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China recuiter blacklisted: Expertise Education, Beijinghttp://expertiseedu.com/

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Moving to Beijing to work for Expertise Education with my friend was a big mistake. I have worked in various countries for company's that can be frustrating at times but Expertise Education were terrible. The staff will say anything to get you to do what they want.

1) Apartment: Faeces and urine over the floor, black walls, broken and smashed windows, on the 18th floor with all 3 elevators broken, no internet connection like promised and broken beds. (Not the homley, clean and safe apartment promised).

2) School close to apartment: An hour and a half commute each way is not close. When I said this I was told I was lucky because most Beijingers commute 2-3 hours. (Told in interview we could cycle to school).

3) Medical: Be prepared to have an internal exam. We weren't warned about this and the staff member who showed us to the hospital left us so we couldn't communicate and only knew what was happening when the doctor started pulling at our skirts. Another teacher with us had a seizure while queueing for his blood test and no one helped. The Expertise staff member came back half hour later and told the teacher to finish his medical even though he was lying on the floor, white and we told her he'd just had a seizure.

4) Expertise Office: No one here communicates with each other. We were given so much conflicting information. Told we had to start at a school only to go there and find someone else in the office had given the job to another teacher. Told to go to an interview at a school and then changing the location again, and again, and again. Asked why we weren't at an interview when someone else had called from the office saying it was somewhere else... etc.

5) Free Mandarin classes? It would have taken us nearly two hours to get to the expertise office for our mandarin class.

6) There were no other teachers living in the area we were placed. We were completely alienated.

7) When we went to the Expertise office to discuss our issues we were told we had no other option and no choice.

8) When I was Ill from school one day and called the office to let them know they sent someone who banged on the door continuously until I answered it and told me I should be in school and I would loose my job if I didn't go. Also tried to get my passport to keep in the office. DO NOT give them your passport.

9) The visa they get you to come into the country on is illegal to work on. We were told we would have our working visa after training which never happened. We had been there for nearly 3 months when we left and still no sign of getting us our legal working visa as promised. Also, we NEVER got paid in the time we were there because of a huge list of ridiculous reasons.

There are plenty more things that I could go on about but it would take a lot of time. The bottom line is we had a terrible experience and were devastated to come home. We spent a long time preparing to go to China and a lot of money as well. We tried very hard to be optimistic and make the best of a bad situation but in the end we were so miserable we gave up and came home. You could be one of the lucky ones. I still keep in contact with teachers who are still working there who are in an apartment that's clean, within an hour of their school, who've met other teachers to socialize with, only needing to have minimal contact with the company. Just PLEASE don't rely on the information they give you in the Skype interview. There are many other teachers like myself who have been discarded and treated like crap by this company and you could be one of the unlucky ones on a plane home.

 

Please do not review this article, review the recruiment company on the link below:

Expertise Education - Recruitment Company - China

 

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I can say NOTHING good about Expertis Education - Big Fraud Operation
4 years ago.
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Now they are just a big bad memory for me. In 2011 they cheat me and many others and I thing they will never change. This link show the complaints of about six other victims of their trickery and lies. http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/review/index.pl?read=29632 They lie about the visa, they lie about the job, and they use foreign people to say good things about them. Nothing good about these people - All Chinese that pretend to be American school. They are not even school! They are agents!!!
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Warning! - Expertise Education Is A Scam - Beijing, China
4 years ago.
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Expertise is bad news. Last year I was recruited by a foreigner about 35 years old named Stefan who lured me with job offers of 18,000-20,000 rmb per month.  Once I agreed to come in for an interview however, I was passed off to the Chinese girls in the office who sang the bait and switch song. All of the jobs they offer are under 10,000 yuan and below is there standard contract. They lie on a daily basis. I found out they are on the CFTU blacklist since 2011. Stefan is not around any more but some guy who said he was "Mike" called me about two weeks ago. But when I called him back yest*r*ay he answered the phone as "Steve"!  This company is a just a big shell game. They are also featured on the China Liars List at Scam.com and Ripp-Off Report.  Two thumbs down. 



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More bad s*i* about expertise education...
4 years ago.
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There is something strange going on with this big advertiser... echinacities.com, eslcafe.com and th*b*ijinger.com is shielding them from negative comments with censorship. 


Is Expertise Education of Beijing Legit or a Scam ...
answers.echinacities.com › China › Teaching & Learning






Feb 8, 2015 - Expertise education pretends to be a direct employer in their many online ads, they are not! They are just another black agent China scam...

The above shows up on a google search but when you try open the page, you get this message "Access Denied"

At Eslcafe seven complaints were edited down to three - the least d*m*ing ones.The complaints of extortion and threats were just deleted and this is all that is left now: http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=109874&sid=49513eff305bb38fa67f3b76f8e1ac25

Th*b*ijinger.com just completely deleted the entire thread about them the same day it was posted. I know, it was my partner who complained about them there. So now you know just how much these three forums care about advertising dollars and just how much they care about you!








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Avoid Expertise Education
4 years ago.
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I was interviewed by w*n* at Expertise nine months ago and decided not to take the job they offered me after I ran into a fellow teacher from my homeland. He was placed into a really bad job through them and he basically told me that their placements are with the worst schools where parents are told everyone is an American or Canadian even if they are from Romania, New Zealand, Denmark, or Russia. He also warned me that they do not care if you get a Z visa or not and just pressure you to sign their contract. My friend was promised a Z visa would be given to him after his six month F visa expired and he never got it. He is now looking for a new employer and says Expertise cannot be trusted to tell the truth. His words and the links below persuade me not to have any dealings with Expertise Education - just another typical Chinese agency. 
 
http://eslwatch.info/china/4-review-china/china-recruiter-black-list/11479-expertise-education-beijing.html
 
http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=6803
 
http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Expertise-Education-Beijing-Reviews-EI_IE582637.0,19_IL.20,27_IM997.htm
 
http://www.tefl.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6484

http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t=617489
 

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Expertise Education is no better nor worse than other black China job agencies
4 years ago.
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I will be honest and say that Expertise is no better nor worse than any China job recruiter. Having said that, I don't like any of them because they can never tell you the 100% truth and you will always have a "surprise" waiting for you once you get to China. If your recruiter even answers the phone, he will say he/she "forgot" to tell you about that. Most will avoid the Z visa issue or say "the school says they can get you one once you get here" - more b*l*s*i*.

My brief encounter with Expertise was two years ago when I went in for an interview. When I asked about the Z visa they could not promise one and told me "No teacher in China gets a Z visa until they finish their 90 day probationary period". When I show the girl a CFTU scam alert that cited SAFEA verbatim about a "Mandatory Z visa requirement" she tried to tell me that "the SAFEA web site had not been updated in years" and the CFTU was basically confused. I said good-bye with no regrets. This is probably how most China veteran teachers think about job recruiters in China https://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130921081033AA0yshG

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We were lied to by Expertise Education
4 years ago.
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We were tipped off today that the website given to us by a the receptionist at Expertise Education in the Beijing office does not belong to them!  She provided us www.ExpertiseEducation.com, when in fact their real website is http://www.expertiseedu.com/ !!!  WHy they would do this is bizarre!

So we jumped online and did some more research and once again there is still no SAIC business license issued for this entity or any other with a variety of different Chinese combination of characters. We tried 12 different combinations.

Their real website is expertiseedu.com and is registered as follows:

Domain Name: expertiseedu.com
Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.35.com
Registrar URL: http://www.35.com
Updated Date: 2014-08-17 20:33:22
Creation Date: 2008-01-28
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-01-29
Registrar: 35 Technology Co., Ltd.
Registrar IANA ID: 1316
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: http://www.whois.com/eimg/6/72/67261c471b62bf65ff09acd447f5e8b5352d8110.png@35.cn
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +86.5925391800
Reseller: -                                                           
Domain Status: ok
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name:expertise
Registrant Organization:expertise
Registrant Street:xuantequ 2C
Registrant City:beijing
Registrant State/Province:Beijing
Registrant Postal Code:100025
Registrant Country:CN
Registrant Phone:+86.1085856251
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:+86.1085856599
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:http://www.whois.com/eimg/7/72/7724a5ffe4d98ae7953dcedfa2c31ae57a5a2469.png@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name:beijingqishangzaixianshujutongxinyouxiangongsi
Admin Organization:beijingqishangzaixianshujutongxinyouxiangongsi
Admin Street:beijinghaidianqubeisanhuanxilu32#41002
Admin City:beijing
Admin State/Province:Beijing
Admin Postal Code:100086
Admin Country:CN
Admin Phone:+86.1062195217
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:+86.1062195218
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:http://www.whois.com/eimg/8/ed/8edc8c6e3ac719d35e004b53f180900f4bcde3d7.png@8q8.net
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name:beijingqishangzaixianshujutongxinyouxiangongsi
Tech Organization:beijingqishangzaixianshujutongxinyouxiangongsi
Tech Street:beijinghaidianqubeisanhuanxilu32#41002
Tech City:beijing
Tech State/Province:Beijing
Tech Postal Code:100086
Tech Country:CN
Tech Phone:+86.1062195217
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:+86.1062195218
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:http://www.whois.com/eimg/8/ed/8edc8c6e3ac719d35e004b53f180900f4bcde3d7.png@8q8.net
Name Server: ns.cnwindows.com
Name Server: ns1.cnwindows.com

We generally do not expect people to lie to us about there own website.  Perhaps when we asked so many question about who owned the company and what their business license no was, she was told to give us the website of an honroable company with no record in China.

This expertise education company has been operating since 2008 but we are unable to ascertain if it is the same managemet at this time. We still urge caution at this time.
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Possible six year history
The cons
Deceitful employees
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Post your SAIC license number on your website if you have one
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China Expertise Education Group
4 years ago.
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This is a Chinese/Spanish JV-owned "company" that has no SAIC business license registered in its own name in China nor in Spain. Likewise, the Beijing Tax Bureau has no record of them on file.  In the event of a fraud or police action, they would be legally unaccountable and difficult to trace.  If the operator returned to Spain, legal action would become very expensive. Based on this information alone, we would urge extreme caution when dealing with this company. The web site registration for them is listed below.

Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Sandra Sadler
Registrant Organization: SERVEC 94
Registrant Street: Calle Miguel Aracil 52
Registrant City: Madrid
Registrant State/Province: M
Registrant Postal Code: 28035
Registrant Country: ES
Registrant Phone: +34.913166868
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Registrant Email: http://www.whois.com/eimg/c/f3/cf3ef98cdc84df41a76d5db6f0be0e8e21a70679.png@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Sandra Sadler
Admin Organization: SERVEC 94
Admin Street: Calle Miguel Aracil 52
Admin City: Madrid
Admin State/Province: M
Admin Postal Code: 28035
Admin Country: ES
Admin Phone: +34.913166868
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: http://www.whois.com/eimg/c/f3/cf3ef98cdc84df41a76d5db6f0be0e8e21a70679.png@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Hostmaster ONEANDONE
Tech Organization: 1&1 Internet Espana S.L.U.
Tech Street: Calle Narciso Serra 14
Tech City: Madrid
Tech State/Province: M
Tech Postal Code: 28007
Tech Country: ES
Tech Phone: +34.902585111
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Tech Fax: +34.902023296
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: http://www.whois.com/eimg/9/5a/95a2ff111690b5d00f7210690bfcd025425cc08f.png@1and1.es
Name Server: ns63.1and1.es
Name Server: ns64.1and1.es
DNSSEC: Unsigned

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The pros
At this point, only that they do have a Beijing office, but even that office is not leased in their name.
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Legally Unaccountable
Advice to Management
If you are legitimate we suggest you obtain an SAIC biz license and register with the Beijing government and tax bureau.
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Expertise = Bad News & Deportation Risk
4 years ago.
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To the point...

.....They lie about mandatory requirements and bring people into china on L or F visas

.....The apartments s*c*

.....The management s*c*s

.....They pressure you for name and emails of your friends and will steal them from your computer to attempt recruiting them

.....They don't honor their contract and you will never get a raise or the location you request

Three of their teachers got arrested and deported last year but they tell everyone it is just gossip and rumors. My bf was there when it went down and saw everything. One of their recruiters is a guy who was arrested and deported named Stefan.
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Expertise Review
4 years ago.
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Here is another scam recruter that told me I could come workin China without a Z visa or university degree! If I did that I would be an illegal alien and get arrested - and deported! Of course they would have aready collected their fee and care less about what happens to me. See: Scam.com

Also they are blacklisted by both the CTA and CFTU. I almost tok their bait and I got sus*i*ous when they refuse to put all their verbal explanations into a written email "confirmation". A very slick and sly group of con artists!
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Expertise Education, Beijing
4 years ago.
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Expertise Education is a scam. They will say and do aything to sign you up. They never put their promises in writing and will offer to sell you fake TEFL certificate or degree if you don't ave one.  They don't care if you come to China on a L,F,M,  or X visa - proof they care less if you get arrested - so long as they collect ther fee.  They are blacklisted at scam.com, CFTU, Raoul's, and even TEFL.net .  Forget the glamourous web site and fake "reviews". These guys are s*u*my. BTW...when I aske dto see their business license they freaked out and said it was kept at their lawyer's office.  When I asked for their lawyer;s name and address it took them 20 minutes to come up with a name and a phone number that when I called, turned out to be a fax machine number!
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  • Steve 4 years ago.
    They're an illegal operation. Report them to the Chinese embassy with the invitation letter they sent. All other embassies will be notified and other teachers will be protected. I left this September. After being on a F visa for a year. f*c*ing p*i*ks

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