Huntington Learning Centers

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Don't be fooled by the Center Director title, this is a sales job through and through

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Former Employee - Center Director
Former Employee - Center Director

I worked at Huntington Learning Centers full-time

Pros

HLC in business for 30+ years
Possibility on career progression through the regional level and beyond
Get to help kids whose academic needs are not being met by their school

Cons

CD is much more a sales job than a management job
Performance is based on quantity of students more than quality of work
Low pay for teachers makes it is tough to get the very best teaching staff on board

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure new hires understand the importance of sales before they sign up
Incorporate more local marketing training at HITP-2 in Oradell, NJ
HQ can be a very bleak place to spend a week, treat people with dignity and respect

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kids are great!

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Njeru, Mukono (Uganda)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Njeru, Mukono (Uganda)

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    Helping students who are struggling in school.
    Helping high school students do well on the SAT and ACT tests.

    Cons

    Insultingly low pay, inconsistent hours, last-minute cancellations where I was told to go home (and not get paid). Materials are ancient, books and binders are falling apart with age.
    New short-term exam prep programs are too short to make a difference in the students' scores, they're just designed to make a quick buck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the 21st century. invest in new materials, begin using iPads to supplement instruction, pay teachers more. After all, without good teachers, your centers wouldn't be there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior Manager says "Terrible place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers

    Pros

    On occasion, they provide pizza and bagels.

    Cons

    The founders (for whom the company is named) are truly awful managers and leaders. They are extremely poor communicators and have no sense of the rapidly changing education industry. They have earned untold millions for themselves by taking advantage of the fears of parents. (Just look at their laughably manipulative ads.) The "education" they offer is nothing more than a disorganized and outdated hodge podge of photocopied materials that underpaid and under qualified "tutors" shove in front of the students. It worked for them for years, but now parents are catching on...as are franchisees and HQ staff. Centers are closing at a rapid pace. Turnover among corporate staff is extremely high. Those who are desperate enough to stay act as if they are prisoners in a North Korean prison camp. Fearful and paranoid. This is not a place for anyone with self worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Short of giving the owners a lobotomy and the cowering managers shock treatment, there is little to recommend. Perhaps if the owners sold the company to an investor who could turn things around, there would be something to salvage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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