Most of the blacklists you can find on the web need to be taken with a pich of salt. I find them generally not very useful as the whole idea of a blacklist is quite subjective.
One person may find a location a complete filthy shambles, whereas someone else may see it as being perfectly acceptable. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion It’s just that it seems that many of the complaints I see are simply problems with the visitor not being able to adapt to, understand or cope with the sitiation. Complaints about the noise and dirt outside or the smells from the drains seldom have anything to do with the employer.
One must understand, this is not back home. It is different here.
You also find quite a lot of mallicious posts on the web from former employes with an axe-to-grind and so it can be hard to distinguish the facts from the way things really are.
However in saying this, there are some very, very nasty operators out there that need to be exposed.
The below recruiting companies – despite being allowed to hire foreigners legally – are to be avoided at all costs:
吉林省长春市 四达国际教育 sìdá guójì jiāoyù
Jilin Star International Education Institution / Changchun Star Education.
电话:0431-8678755、8678766 传真:0431-8678733 邮编:130021
Address: 21ST Floor, No.1 District, Building B, Changchun
International Trade Center, No.810 Jiefang Road,
Changchun, Jilin Province, P.R.China
Tel: 0431 8678755、8678766
http://www.star-edu.com/ENGLISH/ Email contact :firstname.lastname@example.org
Jilin Province (TS) Tianshuo Education Exchange/TS Education/ Changchun Education Language.
Address: Room 1004 Unit C of the 21st Century International Business Main Building. No. 338 Jiefang Road, Changchun City, Jilin Province, P.R.C.
Tel: 0431 8921622 Email contact: email@example.com
Also, I will add the following university with which I had many serious problems over not being given vacation pay – despite the contract saying to the contrary.
吉林大学公共外语教育学院, 长春市前进大街2699号, 130012
Or any job through employed through the Jida Foreign Affairs Office, based in the friendship hotel. （友谊会馆） This does not include the Lampeter college at Jida which has a different arrangement. The FAO at Jida is to be avoided, despite the ‘good-reputation’ of the uni, they on a par with Star Education in terms of dishonesty and lying.