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Thailand in Asia (School): Sarasas Witaed Romklao - Private School - ThailandSarasas Witaed Romklao is a private school located in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Address: 124 Thanon Rom Klao, Khwaeng Khlong Sam Prawet, Khet Lat Krabang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10520, Thailand

Website: Sarasas Witaed Romklao

 

 

0.8/5 from 2 ratings.
  • Experience
  • Professionalism
  • Work location
  • Living situation
  • Pay & benefits
  • Support & facilities
  • Health & safety
Summary rating
Reviewer
1 rating(s).
Unorganized, Unprofessional, Lots of Harassment
18 days ago.
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Professionalism
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Institute Review
Management was dictatorial, verbally abusive at times, terribly ignorant of professional way to handle disputes, a real my way or the highway kind of attitude. Pay disputes handled with mickey mouse arithmetic of some sort, utter nonsense, that always ended in their favor. Children as young as 4, 5 and 6 years old were often observed being hit upside the head or on the back of the head as I walked through those classroom areas. A lot of verbal abusive language in Thai from some of the staff towards the students as well as some of the foreign staff. A lot of activities given for staff to do was simply busy work at best, at worst simply a waste of time/resources due to no parents/guests ever being able to see work done by the staff. (supposedly to at some point be told to the parents that the students did all the work or majority..though the opposite was true.) Meetings were at best like talking to a brick wall, little ever changed when legitimate things were brought up or to the director of the staff section. Meetings were at times forced affairs, even one staff member was violently ill, the director of the meeting refused to let him go out as well as let anyone help him out when he was going to throw up. Director of the meetings/head of the department was a bit of a s*d*s* that way.
The pros
Facilities were cleaned often, Educational materials were slightly better than public school offerings, the area around the school is fairly nice/countrysideish.
The cons
Abusive staff in both upper management/management in general, Same for some department heads, and a few of the teachers(thai) as well. Among the foreign teachers there were a few unqualified for the positions they held and a few were rumored to be again...rumored to be p*d*philes...or at best verbally abusive to some of the older students. That last part again is just a rumor..though some did seem a bit sketchy IMO. Overall I would not put a dog let alone a small child into this school, public schools maybe have a few abusive teachers...but they have nothing on Sarasas. That is in my opinion only of course...take it or leave it. The free lunch that is pretty much the same for everyone including the students is the most watered down, over cooked, tasteless food possible...the snacks the kids have is just junk food or completely lacking in any nutritional value at all.
Advice to Management
Fire all your management staff, same for teachers (thai or foreign) who hit kids or yell profanities at them. They are small children, and kids will do and say s*u*i* things. If you have a set/salaried position contract in place, do not fiddle or try to slim out the amount paid out to staff through such petty things as being 5 minutes late, disputing a sick day due to not having a doctors note(at 1500 baht per visit or more not including a taxi or gas prices on top to reach a clinic/hospital its not worth it verses taking the 1000 baht/per day or so, taken out for the absences.) or other such petty practices. You do not need to micromanage or be a little dictator to run staff/school efficiently or profitably. If your staff is unhappy, the kids will be treated poorly, which means their parents will not want to keep them in there or pay your continually rising prices vs going to a public or another private school. Having open meetings and actually taking your staff's opinions or requests seriously regardless of budget is more important that a quick short term profiting of micromanagement. Last thing...if you are going to offer som*t*ing free such as a lunch...use less water/less bland food at the least or get the cooking staff to use some sort of s*i*es...heck even pepper would have added some flavor to the tasteless mush served daily at lunch. There are lots of talented cooks out there, food is pretty cheap in bulk..stop trying to save money by watering down or buying older/cheapest food possible...save money by not having students write in text books and instead write in a copy book/notebook instead would save you money more than that.
Institution Location
222 Romklao Road
Bangkok, Bangkok 10520
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Sarasas Romklao
11 months ago.
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A terrible bilingual school based on the outskirts of Bangkok. Run by a very nasty lady, the Thai-Chinese Assistant Director. She's truly awful. Yelling, throwing things towards teachers, you name it she's done it. I was spot observed almost daily by either the coordinators, the principal or the assistant director. I was never given advance notification instead they would walk in and start grabbing students' notebooks off their desks at random and checking them. They'd also take pictures of me and what I had written on the whiteboard, to be shared via mobile devices among coordinators and management, again on an almost daily basis - I guess this was done to intimidate me, not sure, but it didn't feel good, I felt humiliated. A very unprofessional place to be. I felt disrespected daily. The Thai teachers weren't treated any better than the foreign teachers I thought. To submit our grades we had to bring our own laptops from home as none of us were allowed inside the computer room. No internet or nice teacher rooms anywhere. Well there was one....a classroom converted into a teachers' room, suitable for 10 teachers max may be, but they had 34 teachers crammed in there. No air-conditioning! Pay was bad. 1 minute late and you're deducted 50 Baht. Absolutely terrible place to work for Sarasas Witaed Romklao.
The pros
There aren't any.
The cons
Truly awful management.
s*a*e-like work conditions.
No work permit provided.
Atrocious place to be.
Money deducted as a bond from salary.
Hostile unfriendly work environment.
Nasty foreigner-hating Thai bosses and coordinators.
No air conditioning in the classrooms.
No computers for teachers to use (teachers must bring their own).
No internet.
m*x*mum teaching load of 24 periods per week (some even do more which is illegal under Thai law).
Almost daily spot observations by coordinators and management.


Institution Location
Address: 124 Thanon Rom Klao, Khwaeng Khlong Sam Prawet, Khet Lat Krabang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10520
Phone: 02 360 8790
Relationship
Used to work there.
2016
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful

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