Switch my job without my knowledge or consent and refused my demand for a refund.
These sly bastards promised me a $50,000 job placement with BMW in Beijing and even arranged a fake Skype interview with "Klaus Meuller" who was supposed to be the HR Director at the BMW assembly plant. After I paid my money and spent $3,000 to move to Beijing and another $2,000 to rent an apartment, I was told that BMW "reorganized" and decided to hire a bilingual local Chinese and they regretted they only found out the day I arrived. They then refused to refund my money or pay my ticket back home and kept insisting they would get me another "top job" and I should do some English training while I wait for the new job. I was not interested in being a trainer. I went to file a complaint with the cops but they said they were "familiar" with Laowai Career Center and I should read my contract.
When I read the fine print of my contract it said their legal obligation to me ends the day I accept their job offer - not the day I actually start working! I then called BMW in Beijing and asked to speak with Klaus Meuller. I was told no such person ever worked there! When I went back to talk with the owner of Laowai Career Center, they would not buzz me in and told me the owner was at a trade show in Shanghai. I asked for the name of the trade show and there was silence.
Review by MrsTK2 years ago
starting the day with a smile will always invite for more customers
how to more store friendly
knowing what it takes to advance in the company
being able to stay motivated when the customers tells they like us.
Review by Naterion2 years ago
Phew! I was really worried about coming to China and finding a job. I had looked all over the internet for something, but it seemed like a lot of the offers were scams or wanted me to sign up my email address to something (I've done that before and just ended up with loads of spam).
Anyway, LaowaiCareer seemed a bit more of a professional option. I signed up and low and behold, I've moved to China. I arrived in Beijing about a month ago. The company I work with is really nice and the people here seem very trustworthy. I don't think I would have found as good of a position in China if it weren't for LaowaiCareer
Review by HasHonBass2 years ago
A great company to work for. Really easy to cooperate with and the management makes the workload reasonable yet challenging. I'm sure that many people are worried about finding good jobs in China but this resource means that this won't be a problem in the future.
I currently work with LaowaiCareer on a freelance basis, so I don't have a full work load, but I enjoy the work nonetheless, and I do believe that they are filling a gap in the market with their product. I look forward to seeing what they will do in the future.
Review by Merrilie Mandiuk2 years ago
LaowaiCareer was professional every step of the way. The service was easy to use and, simply put, I don't think i would have found as good of a position unless I was already living in China. With my budget constraints, I needed to make sure I had a good position lined up before I arrived.
It took about a week from search to confirmation. I also didn't end up with a load of junk email because of signing up. The whole thing was contained in one place, on LaowaiCareer.com.
Review by Mulindwa2 years ago
Moved to China a few months back.I was really in need of a job to sustain myself, I had few job offers but none really interested me. A friend recommends me to LaowaiCareer and there and then, I started my job hunt. Applied a few times to mouth watering offers and I got a job in a span of a week. Really recommend
Review by KillYou2 years ago
I was looking for a job in China and was not sure where to start, I could see some alternatives, agencies, and so on, but it is hard to find the right service these days. Then I came across LaowaiCareer and was amazed how easy everything was!
The website was very easy to navigate and easy to use so I found everything I needed quickly, which is a great thing, otherwise you can dig into a website for hours and still don't get what you need.
Anyway, they helped me find a job which I really like and I can't thank them enough. So I will use this website to thank them in a way! :)
Review by Xiuyan2 years ago
I'm writing here to thanks LaowaiCareer, the best job board to find jobs in China I ever found, when I firstly contacted them to ask something, they almost replied me instantly and pointed me to the right direction on how to get in touch in the company that posted the job I was interested. They also said that if I have problems directly getting in touch with that company, to let them know so that they can call that company HR and tell about me.
Review by Doviet2 years ago
They obtain your resume from brokers and then contact you claiming you applied for one of the jobs they represent in China. (I did no such thing). They get you interested in a great paying job that does not really exist. Their website is very well done and convincing because they copy and paste real job ads from big and well-known companies on to their website. They also use fake reviews and "testimonials" explained at scam.com here https://www.scam.com/entry.php?6418-Beware-of-China-s-many-Legal-Scams-like-Lawoai-Career-Center-Job-Fraud-Targeting-Expats.
After they convince you to pay a processing fee they get you an L or F or M visa invitation letter by telling you to lie on your visa application which is actually a crime. After they get your money, and you arrive in China they tell you that your employer wants a copy of your university diploma. If you don't have one like me, they sell you one for $1,500. I must say it looks genuine to me - even with the gold seal.
After you spend a bunch of money to get to China and rent an apartment, and buy their counterfeit diploma, you are told that the wonderful nob you applied for is "no longer available"
Since I had $380 left to my name and stuck in China, I was desperate and worried especially after I found out that I really needed a Z visa to work legally. They offered me some teaching jobs with schools that are not approved by SAFEA and are blacklisted. I refused the jobs and asked for a refund so I could go back home. The owner Yuri just told me to read the terms and conditions on my contract.
Because they offered me "a job in China" within 30 days I was not entitled to a refund. They basically screwed me and caused me to spend over $5,000 and lose 2 months of my life. I found these links online this morning: http://www.shanghaiexpat.com/phpbbforum/topic201589.html?sid=717eb9fccfa583391a882bcd4d32711a
and here is another China scam called Gi2c owned by the same guy! https://www.scamorg.com/gi2c-org-38
Pleas warn all the uni students which are their number one target.
Review by Gcarlo Sperisen2 years ago
Bait and Switch to undesirable jobs
This company is a China job fraud scam that offers you big red juicy apples and after you pay a processing fee, puts you into another job that you did not apply for and did not want - usually after you get to China. I found out from the victims that sometimes if people refuse to pay the processing fee they collect a fee from the employer and sometimes they even collect money from both ends if they can. But the point is that people travel around the world thinking they will get a good-paying job (in my case teaching for 18,000 RMB a month) but after spending $2,000 to get to China and another $1,000 to rent an apartment, I was told that the employer could not wait any longer and hired a more qualified candidate. They give an insincere apology and push you to take another job that pays half the salary in the countryside.
They promise to find me another 18,000 RMB job in Beijing or Shanghai but never did. So now I ended up with a really shitty job in Gansu, Province. I am now saving up enough money to buy an airplane ticket to go back home. I have lost $3,299 and my job back home in America to do this because I was told that I would make $3,000 a month. It is all a big lie and yesterday my sister sent me this link: http://www.opnlttr.com/letter/... and said there are many other complaints online that are like this one.
She also says that the Russian owner Yuri has a long record of complaints for five different scams that were used to trap foreign students and graduates in the past. These older scams were called Gi2c, Getin2China, WiseWay Global, and Olympic Escort Service which are explained at scam.com and RippOffReport.com
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LaowaiCareer is a premium job search website designed for both foreigners looking to find employment in China and employers seeking for suitable international candidates. LaowaiCareer’s mission is to connect the increasingly large Chinese employment market with foreigners looking to find work in China. We aim to help bridge the language gap, offer integral advice to both candidates and employers, and provide an unequaled service.