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China in Asia (School): Changzhou Trina International School (CZTIS) - International School - ChinaChangzhou Trina International School (CZTIS) is an international school located in Changzhou, China.

 

Address: No.66, Hengshan Road, Changzhou, Jiangsu, P.R.C.

Website: Changzhou Trina International School (CZTIS)

1.0/5 from 1 ratings.
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  • Work location
  • Living situation
  • Pay & benefits
  • Support & facilities
  • Health & safety
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1 rating(s).
1 helpful voted.
Terrible Experience: Broken promises - Lied to - Contract ignored - Overworked Staff
3 months ago.
Experience
Professionalism
Work location
Living situation
Pay & benefits
Support & facilities
Health & safety
Institute Review
Trina is run by a board of directors who have no concern for the quality of their school. The recruiting agents will openly tell you lies to get you to sign the contract, after which they will ignore their promises.

They will lie about anything to get you to commit. If you want to see for yourself, check their job postings. The posting claims to offer quite a high salary for teaching positions, but if you send in an application I can guarantee that their offer will be 2/3 what they originally claimed (at most).

When I interviewed I was told many details about my position. My responsibilities were clearly set with a reasonable course load. My salary reflected this, which was mostly fine. I agreed to the conditions that we had discussed, and then it came time to sign the contract. When the contract was sent to me, it didn't have *any* of the stipulations which we had discussed. It said that the teacher (me) could be expected to teach up to 30 classes per week. When I messaged the recruiter about this, she claimed that it was no issue, and everything that had been agreed upon would be honored, regardless of the contract.

Naturally I insisted that they change the contract to reflect our discussions, but she told me that it wasn't possible to change the contract. Foolishly I accepted this and signed.

After starting at Trina, it took very little time for them to up my workload beyond what had been discussed, while refusing to increase my salary accordingly. Other teachers found themselves in the same position. All promises made during negotiations were ignored.

My time at Trina was nothing but down hill. I strongly advise staying away from this school. The trouble is not worth it.
The pros
Somewhat acceptable salary (AFTER the bait and switch - Don't be fooled by the adverts)
Facilities are fairly nice, with the few odd slow repairs
The cons
Administration is concerned with money first
Admin will openly lie
The Chinese teachers are worked to the bone for far *far* less money
Advice to Management
Retire and let someone competent run the school
Institution Location
66 Heng Shan Lu, Xinbei Qu, Changzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 213031
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