C2 Education Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Decent hourly pay above other part-time jobs (in 6 reviews)

  • Meet a lot of people and help students obtain better opportunities (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • 3 to 1 student to teacher ratio is not good at all (in 7 reviews)

  • There are no benefits whatsoever and they would do everything to make more money from the kids (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work with motivated students, but management is somewhat lacking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time

    Pros

    Students are very much motivated and are willing to learn, which makes for a high-energy working environment overall. The other tutors on average are smart and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Work morale is low due to poor management; they're not hostile by any means, but there is simply a relative lack of communication between tutors and managers, which gives way for some confusion when tutoring/counseling students.

    Advice to Management

    Be more active in keeping tutors in the loop


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Students, Great Tutors, But Poorly Managed at Corporate Level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor in Roxbury Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Tutor in Roxbury Township, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good students Free to tutor and adjust a student's curriculum as you see fit. Relatively decent pay for a part time job, though underpaid for the same reasons most companies under pay their employees at the moment Evening hours during school year if you like that kind of thing Despite glaring issues on the corporate end, there are some great, dedicated tutors who know how to make it work, because they are clearly far more invested in their students progress than their working conditions might reasonably allow, somehow. The naturally talented tutors, and C2's relatively low tuition rates are the only good thing about it.

    Cons

    Only nominally existent training for tutors. Teaching materials devoid of lessons yet replete with errors so frequent and egregious that trying to teach from them and expecting students to learn from them is an exercise in futility that obliterated what little confidence or motivation most students are already lacking C2's PR team talks the talk flawlessly, but theory and practice have nothing to do with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the short term cash grab approach to developing your company and brand. Spend the time, money, and effort bringing your practices in line with everything your PR arm is so expert at grasping and articulating. The fact that C2 knows exactly what to say about how to tutor test prep coupled with company policies and decisions that indicate their interest in doing the exact opposite implies they know better. Ultimately prioritizing short term financial gain over students' long term success suggests a severe, off putting degree of cynicism that will ultimately leave their company and reputation in tatters due to some aversion to the heavy lifting needed to create substantial and perennial long term gain in every respect all in favor of a quick, short lived buck. Too bad too, because the 3:1 student-teacher ratio model is a brilliant business model on paper, but only a shell of itself in practice. What's most disappointing is the massive potential this company seems willing to squander. They may laugh all the way to the bank, but like Kaplan and others, they may not actually make it after all due to what comes off as laziness and entitled greed.


  3. Rapidly growing company with the usual growing pains

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at C2 Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Aggressive growth with seasoned visionaries at C-level Mission statement and goals are great Content and methodology superb

    Cons

    Execution of ideas could be better planned out Peers may not have the same level of work experience, etc. Resources are inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    deal with the growing pains; recognize this business is to maintain a great relationship with families and to work towards the goals established collaboratively at the beginning of the relationship between the parents/student/c2 and continues to evolve organically


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  5. Disorganized, money-hungry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kids are great, don't have to deal with disgruntled parents (of which there are many!) unless you're a center director, hours are flexible and it's very easy to have a life if you want

    Cons

    It is all about the money for these people and they really only do the bare minimum to hide it. There are kids whose parents believe the fearmongering that center directors are expected to perform and they get stuck coming in for mostly unnecessary tutoring 2 hours a day, 4 days a week. We are expected to only use C2 workbooks (that the kids have to pay for) so class time is extremely formulaic.

    Advice to Management

    For the love of God, stop talking parents into buying so much expensive, unnecessary tutoring! It's so slimy!


  6. Rewarding experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have workbooks so you don't have to make lesson plans Unlike private tutoring, don't have to find clients or travel far Easy/flexible hours

    Cons

    Working in 3:1 ratio can occasionally be difficult Depending on management, schedule might change abruptly


  7. Tutor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor
    Former Employee - Tutor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at C2 Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great students, opportunity to see students grow over time, bright effective coworkers, evening hours

    Cons

    Poor management. Limited if Any raises. No paid holidays. Hours inconsistent, limited creativity. No where to advance

    Advice to Management

    Reward your good employees with raises and opportunities to continue


  8. Multiple rolea

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at C2 Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You meet great people, learn multiple productive skills, salary negotiation possibility, flexible lunch hours, and learn more about education.

    Cons

    Only 30mins lunch but you're still eating on the desk because you're the only person in the center and you wanna pick up that phone so you can bring one more client. Things depend on how your Center director is. But you're basically managing the whole center because your boss is busy promoting and making marketing plans to bring more customer while you're trying to keep them by making parents happy, tutors happy and your boss happy. BUT you also need to be strict with tutors (hours), listen to tutor's and parent's complaints and learn how to address these problems to the center director or resolve it in your own. You're basically the middle person of the center. You also need to do a lot of scheduling-tutoring, conferences, diagnostic tests, and practice tests. Sometimes you tag along with your CD for marketing event. It really depends how much your CD wants you to do. You need to learn how to interact with kids and parents, while trying to be a business woman to sell more hours. Parents want to pay less for more hours. Doesn't make sense, but smile and nods and make your point. You'll get text messages from your boss of the boss or from your boss on your days off if they need your help (lost paper work, can't find something).

    Advice to Management

    More compensation for ACD. We're basically running the center with CD. We're the key people who please and bring customers in. We're the middle people between CDs, parents, and tutors, trying to keep all of them happy and keep the communication going. More compensation would be great.


  9. Receptionist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time

    Pros

    Teachers really care about their students and their goals

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Better organization would help


  10. Assistant Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pretty good pay and benefits for a full-time position, good for short-term

    Cons

    lack of stability, too many responsibilities and roles on Assistant and not enough compensation, terrible quality of life, bad management and communication with HQ, unrealistic and high expectation for tutors, requires too much flexibility, very limited PTO for full-time workers, poor treatment towards workers from HQ and poor interpersonal communication

    Advice to Management

    read cons


  11. Center Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Center Director in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Center Director in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefit: matching 401k upto 4%, medical, dental.

    Cons

    Horrible working hours, No advancement opportunities, expected you to work overtime. No work/life balance.



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