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rustyrockets



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:54 am    Post subject: Amideast Jordan Reply with quote

Any information on them? I've seen some job ads in here from them but I heard that Jordan is quite expensive and their salaries might not be good. Apart from that there is not much I know.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They tend to hire locally, which is why you'll not likely see "native speaker" listed as a requirement for positions. English is widely spoken in Jordan for business, commerce, and academics.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I've seen are some reviews for this company in general (they exist in many countries) and many are not very good, they say that the salaries are less than great and that their admin is pretty bad, however the admin part is not really surprising when it comes to the Middle East. I'm just fearing that I the potential employee would lose money when moving there since Jordan is so expensive and Amideast salaries are not great.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rustyrockets wrote:
The only thing I've seen are some reviews for this company in general (they exist in many countries) and many are not very good, they say that the salaries are less than great and that their admin is pretty bad, however the admin part is not really surprising when it comes to the Middle East.

You might research places you're contemplating working at. Unlike privately owned, franchised for-profit companies like Berlitz, AMIDEAST is a 65+ year-old American non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, that also partners with the US State Dept and has a connection with the Peace Corps. And like the Peace Corps, teachers don't pursue opportunities with AMIDEAST to make money. Additionally, just because an organization is located in the Mid East doesn't mean it's funded with oil money. In fact, AMIDEAST doesn't receive any foreign funding.

Each MENA branch has its own director (some of whom are American), so it's unclear which country administration you're referring to as having bad reviews and what the complaints were.

rustyrockets wrote:
I'm just fearing that I the potential employee would lose money when moving there since Jordan is so expensive and Amideast salaries are not great.

Regardless of the location, many of AMIDEAST's teaching positions are filled locally (in this case, with well-qualified Jordanians) unless the job ad specifies native speakers. It's unclear why you're even thinking of applying for a part-time position that doesn't include housing or flights. It's obvious the ad isn't targeting applicants outside of Jordan.
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