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Kumon North America – Why Work For Us?

Imagine being part of a company that helps shape the future of generations to come.  Where challenges are journeys and your influence gives children the confidence to be whoever they want to be in life.  There is such a place.

At Kumon we want children to be the best they can be.  The same can be said for our employees.  We compliment your talents with professional training that supports our mission of reaching as many children as possible, enabling them to become self-learners.

Regardless of your role at Kumon, every employee helps bring to life our vision -- to be the leading force in the improvement of education and society.  Kumon is a place where your talents and our goals meet.  Together we can be a part of something truly special.  Take a look at our Careers page and find your opportunity today. 





Kumon Builds Futures

We build futures for our students and futures for our employees. Be a part of our team and watch what happens!

Our Employees Are…

Talented  Experienced Creative  Passionate

Driven  Successful  Team Player


Do these words describe you? Kumon North America believes in attracting and retaining the best of the best. By placing emphasis on the creativity, communication skills and global awareness of our employees, Kumon strives to increase the overall quality of our work environment and to contribute to society as a whole. We look for people who are adaptable, self-motivated, who are passionate in their work and who are creative team players.

As a business, our main focus is children. As an employer, we value our employees. Each employee works toward improving the experience and success of our students attending our 3,000+ Kumon Math and Reading Centers in North America. Our employees see their work as a way to shape the world. All our employees contribute towards improving the quality of education and life for all children, regardless of their age, background and abilities. Our employees possess various areas of expertise, but we all share a common goal: to make the world a better place now and for generations to come.

Our Mission

We believe in the potential of each child, and our mission is to help all children in North America acquire basic academic skills and become self-learners.

To accomplish this, we will bring the maximum benefits of the Kumon Method to as many children as possible, regardless of ability, age, race or cultural and economic backgrounds.

Our Vision

The Kumon system of individualized learning is recognized by all people in North America as the best method for developing academic excellence, character and life skills. We are a leading force in the improvement of education and society and renowned as a world-class organization.

Kumon has a vested interest in ensuring that all of our employees are well taken care of. In order to attract, motivate, and retain employees, we offer a total compensation package including:

  • Quality Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with generous company match and 2 year vesting schedule
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care, Dependent Care, and Commuting Expenses
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short and Long Term Disability Plans
  • Plentiful Paid Time Off and company paid holidays
  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Kumon Tuition Discount
  • Service Award Program
  • And much more…


*Please be aware that all eligible employees must satisfy the specific waiting period before enrollment. The waiting period varies according to the state benefit plan guidelines.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kumon’s policies and programs ensure that all hiring, compensation and other employment decisions are based on individual merit and not on any bias towards ethnicity, age, color, race, marital status, religion, disability or military status. We base our employment decisions upon the qualifications and abilities of each individual.

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Kumon North America Reviews

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346 Reviews
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Minoru Tanabe
26 Ratings

    Could use more organization, but overall a great company.

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    Former Employee - Head Receptionist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Head Receptionist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time (more than 3 years)


    Openness, positive management, flexible hours (with notice), instructors are great with the kids and treat the graders as valued members of their team.


    Receptionists are given too much work with very little compensation in relation to the teachers. Some of the graders need to be screened more carefully (as most of them are immature high schoolers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More cohesiveness within regions. Make branch owners have meetings or conferences to compare notes.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Kumon North America Interviews

Updated Oct 17, 2014
Updated Oct 17, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Assistant Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was referred to the owner/boss by a friend who worked there. That's usually the best way to apply because they can vouch for you. During the interview he asked me what I knew about the franchise. You have to know that it's NOT a tutoring place. It's a place where kids advance in either math or reading through individual practice. I was also asked about my experience in math (since that was the position I was applying for) and my hours of availability. It's helpful to be doing well in school, especially in the relevant classes. Afterward I was contacted and called back to take a placement test. I went back a second time to fill out papers for the application, contract, and tax info when I was accepted to the position. You may need to contact the boss yourself or have the person who referred you bug him/her because sometimes they get busy and forget. Do this especially if you know that they really need the extra help, because this means there's a higher chance you got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were that difficult. It always helps to hear about the interview process and know what questions to expect. So if you know an employee, ask him/her about the questions because chances are they ask the same or similar ones to all applicants. The most common 2 questions that almost every employer asks no matter the job are "what do you know about the place?" and "why do you want to work here?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Minimum wage. Some locations pay a dollar or so higher. They usually increase your wage with every year you stay with them, but sometimes you need to ask.
    Accepted Offer

Kumon North America Awards & Accolades

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No. 1 Tutoring Services Franchise, Entrepreneur Magazine, 2012
Fastest Growing Franchises, Entrepreneur, 2012
Franchise 500™ America’s Top Global Franchises #17, Entrepreneur Magazine, 2012
Top 20 Franchises to Start - #1, Fortune, 2012
Top 100 Global Direct, Franchise Direct, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.kumon.com
Headquarters Teaneck, NJ
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Type Company - Private
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Kumon began with a parent's love. Determined to help his eight-year-old son, a math teacher named Toru Kumon developed the materials and guiding principles of the Kumon Method.

Today, Kumon is the world's largest after-school Math and Reading learning program for preschool through 12th grade students. In 48 countries and regions on six continents, Kumon is helping...

Mission: We believe in the potential of each child, and our mission is to help all children in North America acquire basic academic skills and become self-learners. To accomplish... More

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