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jon_blazon



Joined: 24 Nov 2006

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: CDI, Branches Reply with quote

Hi all, I'm just curious to know where all the 7 branches of CDI are located. I am having great difficulty pinning them down. If anyone knows of them or at least one or 2, I would greatly appreciate the help.

P.S. anyone else that has inside info on CDI, I am seriously considering working for a branch as opposed to a franchise, anyone know of any good franchises of CDI to work for, b/c I've heard most of them are not very nice to work for.

Cheers,

Jon Blazon
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alabamaman



Joined: 25 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Discussion with CDI Human Resource Department


I'm very interested in working at CDI, but I do have some questions for you:

I looked on this website http://job.cdi.co.kr/teaching/work.asp and it said, "All instructors are required to receive up to one week of initial training at one of our corporate training centers in Korea prior to their first day of class."

1. Do instructors have to complete this one week of intitial training at one of your corporate training centeres before a labor contract is signed?

2. Korean Immigration Policies prohibited employees from working or participating in work related activities without an E2 Visa. Does your company honor and respect Korean Immigration Policies?

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We do require all of our instructors to complete training before a contract is signed. The candidate has to first pass our training, before they can become an instructor at CDI. We at CDI definitely follow the Korean Immigration policies, and therefore, you will received the E2 visa prior to training and instruction.

We hope this clarified any questions you may have had.

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The employer must submit documents to Korean Immigration Officials before the employee obtains an E2 Visa in Japan. A signed labor contract by the employee is one of those documents. Am I making an incorrect assumption?

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You are correct. The employer must submit the documents to receive the visa code for the instructor, in order for the instructor to receive the visa.

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On your website it said, "All instructors are required to receive up to one week of initial training at one of our corporate training centers in Korea prior to their first day of class." How much would I get paid for this orientation before obtaining my E2 Visa?

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The training is not paid; it guarantees your position here at CDI. Your visa would be in the steps of being processed during training.

Best,
CDI HR Center
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jon_blazon



Joined: 24 Nov 2006

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply but none of those threads answered my question Sad
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jon_blazon



Joined: 24 Nov 2006

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: RE BRANCHES Reply with quote

I finally found the answer to my own question, speaking with "John Lee HR Consultant"

Here are the locations of the 7 branches if anyone was ever curious except myself:

1. Chungdam Chungdam (청담) station on line 7.

2. Daechi Daechi (대치) station on line 3.

3. Mokdong Mokdong (목동) station on line 5.

4. Pyeong Chon Pyeong Chon (평촌) station on line 4.

5. Jung Gye Jung Gye (중계) station on line 7.

6. Songpa Mong Chon Toh Sung (몽천토성) station on line 8.

7. Bundang Seo Hyun (서현) station on the Bundang (yellow) subway line.
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Voyeur



Joined: 19 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As CDI expands the old, clear divide between Branch and Franchise is becoming more blurred.

There now exist full Branches that are Franchised. In the olden days, Franchises oftered a limited selection of courses. Now, the ones that do are called "Campuses". But some Franchises now offer a full selection of courses and follow all CDI protocols - they are even on the main CDI network etc... They are called "Branches" just like Chungdahm, Junggye, Songpa, etc... Sometimes they are called Branchises. In many cases, IIRC, the main company has actually purchased a minority equity in them.

I am not saying there is no difference between working for CDI proper and for a franchise anymore. But it is harder to generalize the differences accross the board now. The quality of some Branchises is pretty competitive with that at a true Branch and sometimes the pay or prospects can be better depending on your situation. In any event, that is my take nowadays.
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