Huntington Learning Centers

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Huntington Learning Centers Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
170 Reviews
2.8
170 Reviews
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Eileen Huntington
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Rewarding to help students with academic improvement (in 13 reviews)

  • Most of the time you get to work one on one with students (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • It is your full-time staff that make you all the money (in 12 reviews)

  • Unorganized, low pay, low hours (as a teacher), unrealistic expectations (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    They went bankrupt

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    When we were allowed to just work with the children, it was a very relaxed environment and was able to successfully teach the necessary curriculum.

    Cons

    The CEO/ Director was not an educator and was previously in sales and it showed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay their teachers a fair salary and don't skimp. This resulted in a slew of associate directors who were not being compensated fairly compared to other huntingtons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's a great place to work for a part time opportunity.

    Current Employee - SES Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SES Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Requires a lot of skills in time management and communication juggling priorities. You won't get bored working with the students, parents, school administrators.

    Cons

    You must travel to 5-7 schools sites that you manage, sometimes several times per day. It would be good if they offered mileage.

    The marketing strategy for the SES PROGRAM is somewhat helter skelter and frenetic. The tactics should be more strategic and targeted to the specific audience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some professional assistance and direction in the marketing phase of the program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Awesome environment to work in, flexible hours and great structure!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tutor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Tutor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, I have worked for them for three years and they always accommodate my schedule with other jobs. Great management team, very encouraging to young teachers starting out and are available to answer industry questions that can apply in and out of center.

    Cons

    Minimum wage rages, no benefits, times of no work (less student enrollment = less hours) and no room for advancement. Content a little dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rework some material to be more relevant to times and easier for young students to understand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Tutor at Huntington

    Former Employee - SAT/ACT Math Tutor in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - SAT/ACT Math Tutor in Brentwood, TN

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    Great staff. Great work environment. Enjoyable working one on one with students and seeing progress. Laid back atmosphere. Training time isn't long.

    Cons

    Not great pay. Also, schedule changes at the last minute. During the school year, most hours run late. Very much a part time job.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Title, Even Greater Let Down of a Job...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers full-time

    Pros

    - This job was made bearable because of the students and families I was able to make and maintain fantastic relationships.
    - Monthly bonuses if revenue goals are

    Cons

    - Absolutely no support from the franchisee
    - Had to buy supplies out of pocket because of lack of support and funds
    - No credit for job well done
    - Constant calls from previous unhappy families about refunds never dispersed
    - Revenue goals are set at almost impossible expectations
    - No lunch break
    - No healthcare (although written in contract)
    - Late paychecks
    - No cleaning crew. I took out trash, cleaned bathrooms, wiped down tables, vacuumed
    - Unrealistic expectations of daily tasks/responsibilities
    - Huge turnover rate of full-time staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be there
    - Invest time and resources in staff instead of assigning 20 hours of online videos to watch
    - Offer praise instead of constant email beatings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tutors and full-time staff work hard for little pay, disconnected owners take the rest.

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    Former Employee - SAT/ACT Tutor
    Former Employee - SAT/ACT Tutor

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Helpful (if outdated) curriculum, good schedule for a teacher needing a second job, no lesson planning needed, "script" for test prep

    Cons

    Most teachers start at $11/hr, highest paid teachers make ~$22 - owners take about 84% of what test prep students pay. Teachers' hours are consistently cut without notice. My center had four full time staff members who would work on the tutoring floor and send teachers home. Franchise owners make a huge profit but refuse to give teachers raises, purchase new materials, and maintain their storefront/center.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I have learned a lot from this company.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Windsor, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Windsor, CA

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice people, good training

    Cons

    No benefits, constant changing of hours, lack of job security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Tutor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers

    Pros

    Great Environment to be in all the time

    Cons

    you probably do not get enough hours

  10.  

    Admin asst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers

    Pros

    Flexible, easy family owned, good pay, nice people

    Cons

    Terrible managment, odd jobs occupy work day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become actual manager

  11.  

    True Educators....beware!!!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Director

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with students who really need your help. You can develop your staff and really help budding new teachers reach their potential. You learn a new set of administrative skills that you wouldn't learn from anywhere else. Decent benefits after a 90 day probation period.

    Cons

    The hours are absolutely horrible. As administration, you are a salaried employee and should only be working 40 hours per week. I was working anywhere from 40-80 hours per week. 12-14 hour days, a center with no administrative support except for me, and no compensation for the extra hours you work. For what they have the audacity to charge their students for tutition, they could spend a bit more on pay increases for full time, and part time, staff. The turnover is high and the upper management sits back and does/says nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive, and supportive....instead of reactive, and critical of your staff. Give promotions, and raises, where they are due. Not just to the staff that kisses the most butt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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