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Au Pair in America Reviews

Updated 22 September 2017
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  1. "Au Pair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Cultural exchange, opportunity to live in the US

    Cons

    pay is low (not the fault of APIA)


  2. "Fashion Designer"

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    Former Employee - Au Pair in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Au Pair in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I worked at Au Pair in America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Creative, co perative, enthusiastic, easy going, active, bilíngue, computer skills,

    Cons

    Hard time to remember basic "chores" when focus in just one thing,


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    "Being an au pair"

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    Current Employee - Au Pair in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Au Pair in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Au Pair in America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Is nice because u get to know a lot of knew stuff and travel America.

    Cons

    Is not exactly nice with APIA because they mostly care about the hiat families, not about the au pairs.


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  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Au Pair in America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional development and team working environment. Everyone wants to help you succeed and learn more everyday. The managers are good

    Cons

    The hours can sometimes be longer than normal and it is difficult to not take your work home with you


  6. "Community Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Au Pair in America part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great communication and support from the headquarters. Interesting job that allows you to interact with numerous people.

    Cons

    Company is spread out, so there is lag time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time

    Pros

    If you have a super super lucky to find a great family, will be nice

    Cons

    Au pair in america doesnt give any support when a rematch happens. If the family doesn want you anymore even in their home, you will stay with no place to live until you find a new family. Not all the counseors offer their homes to you to stay. The company will ALWAYS protect the family, as their pay more than the aupair to the companie. If you dont fit for the family or have all the habilities that they want, you will be rematch even if the family is the one that is guilty, that didnt explain clear to you, or if they didnt offer everything that they need to offer to you..

    Advice to Management

    Dont sell the program as a cultural program to the aupairs, but only as a WORK program because its not like he family see us. They see us and also YOU as a cheap labor.


  8. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time

    Pros

    Ability to travel mostly during the travel month

    Cons

    1. Agency advertises this programme as a cultural exchange programme whereas Au pair is just a cheap labor in USA-that is how the host families see you and acts towards the Au pair. 2. Lack of rights, agency doesn't want rematch between Au pair and HF-HF looses money is left without childcare for 2 weeks. 3. Au pair might be easily abused having 195.75$ a week with no food or child food-look at the agreement there is no amount of money that the HF should spend on Au pair. There is nothing about the cellphone, Internet, paying for transportation so she could go travel. 4. Au pair is expected not to be in the HF house for weekends or is not welcomed even for a dinner.

    Advice to Management

    Get more interested about interaction and relation between HF and Au pair.


  9. "Excellent employer"

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    Former Employee - Au Pair in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Au Pair in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great with placement and helping with any issues I had

    Cons

    Not great at organising the monthly meetings

    Advice to Management

    More info on taxes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "au pair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Au Pair in America full-time

    Pros

    It's a great opportunity to meet people

    Cons

    pay is low, and some families might take advantage of you


  11. "Just an Experience"

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    Former Employee - Au Pair in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Au Pair in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at Au Pair in America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, dont pay rent and food

    Cons

    working and living with your boss is hard.


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