Huntington Learning Centers

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SES Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SES Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Great Families
    Learned a lot about literacy

    Cons

    Lots of travel
    SES Funding was not renewed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear about what you want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Former center director

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    Former Employee - Center Director in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Center Director in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The kids
    The families
    The teachers
    Location
    Other than that nothing nice to say. They will tell you what you want to hear. All lies.

    Cons

    Corporate is living in the 70's, no support, all about the $$, horrible hours. Worst HR dept ever. Unrealistic outlook on life and CCCS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out why you lose 100's of staff a year. No one stays longer than a year because you have unreal expectations and lie about pay and don't give raises. Don't care about people only $$$$$. Run don't walk away.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enlightening Experience

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    Former Employee - Center Director/Assistant Director in Oma, MS
    Former Employee - Center Director/Assistant Director in Oma, MS

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

    Pros

    Helping kids and families reach their academic goals through one on one teaching. Test Prep (ACT/ SAT) are successful programs, albeit very expensive (3000.00).

    Cons

    Ambiguous training without clear objectives or instruction. Poor management, salary and hours. Fulltime staff are not afforded any insurance coverage at all and the highest salaries they offer are lower than a first year public school teacher in any rural setting, let alone a metropolitan area. HLC (Huntington Learning Centers) do not use research based instructional strategies. Nor do they provide current curricula or do they possess any wish to get any. Management typically has no educational background or college degree to speak of. Lastly, because this is a franchise it is difficult to know if other franchises operate similarly. Supplemental educational services have no obligation to the state so they can virtually operate as glorified tutors and charge families exorbitant fees to enroll. Having been in a formal school leadership capacity for the better part of a decade, I used this opportunity to learn about this industry and considered purchasing a franchise to retire with. I was sadly disappointed with the lack of professionalism and the poor manner in which families are "persuaded" to enroll in lengthy and costly programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some form of insurance for your fulltime staff. They need to be treated as professionals. Your require a college degree (teacher certification) yet you haven't one of your own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Chaotic schedule

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Teacher
    Former Employee - Part-Time Teacher

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers

    Pros

    Great job for full-time teachers to supplement income but don't expect to make this your primary source of income as they do not like to give any one teacher too many hours.

    Cons

    If Parents or students cancel you only get paid for 30 minutes of a 2 hour session ....2 students cancel in one day and you are kinda hurting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Full time employee at a center

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    Former Employee - Center Director
    Former Employee - Center Director

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

    Pros

    the children are the only thing that are positive

    Cons

    Horrible, horrible place. Main concern is to get families to sign up - no matter what. Family owned business that rules with an iron hand, and wants things done their way or no way. Long, long hours, extensive amount of paperwork just to keep everyone busy, huge turnover. I would think 2, 3, 4 times before taking a job here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it

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    Former Employee - Center Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Center Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    there is no pro's, this company is insane

    Cons

    Let me use the following words to describe the type of work environment in this company; Huntington learning center. Hostile, crazy, adverse, belligerent, bitter, Contentious, contrary, hateful, inhospitable, inimical, nasty. You will experience nothing but hate and ridicule. You will feel as if you are back in high school and all the kids are talking about that massive zit on your face. This company runs like a sweat shop, you will be watched and monitored 24-7 and be told you are never good enough. If you think working with kids can be fun, you are correct, is it rewarding to work with kids, but you not at HLC. Go work at hospital where the children will be respective and appreciate of all that you do. This company had decided to strip all of its employees of its morals and dignity. They begin with a brain wash, the blow smoke up your butt, then finish off with anther brain washing session.
    The most valuable thing that you can take away from reading this is NOT to work here. The CEO has had legal actions brought against himself and the company. Take a minute and read the other reviews, and google this company. Google it and let all the hatred and ridicule come out and be heard.
    I can’t tell you how many times I thought of possibly siting at a corner with one of those signs that read “Lunch specials only $4.99, Special!” Freezing my butt off than return to work. They make you work MORE THAN LEGAL amount of hours on a daily basis and don’t pay you for @#$%^&. They are always understaffed, and can never find enough teachers or people to work ( for $10 an hour….who the heck are you going to find at that price point) the turnover is absolutely insane. They can hire 10 people, and maybe 1 will stay for a month.
    By this time, a RED WARNING bell should be going off in your head NOT TO WORK HERE! This company one day will eventually go under for all the nonsense that they try and cover up legally and secretively. Working at Walmart as a greeter would bring you more happiness and joy than to work in a fiery pit of unruly disgust. The operations management control you a puppet and are attached to you like a baby and their mother’s umbilical cord. They have a way for not paying you for anything and always “forgetting” to pay you.
    They never close, and will always be open, during holidays, snow storms, and any event they will try and ruin for you. They make you put in a request 30 days in advance ( um hello, I didn’t know I was going to be sick a month ago!!!) they are just the craziest, stupidest, un ethical company to work for! Whatever job you take, spare yourself by not working here, and if, for whatever reason you decide to, sharpen a pencil, because by the end of the day on your first day you’ll be poking out your eye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and understand what is really happening to all your employees and kids

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Huntington Learning Centers Response

    Feb 5, 2015Sr. Manager of Recruiting and Employee Relations

    We are disappointed to learn about your negative feelings regarding your experience at Huntington. While we appreciate and recognize that you are entitled to your opinions, we do feel it’s necessary ... More

  8.  

    Each franchise can be very different from one another

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, great coworkers, benefits depend on each location- my location had limited benefits and required employees to obtain their own healthcare

    Cons

    The franchise owner can make it or break it. Very rarely do teachers stay for more than 6 months. Very inconsistent procedures between locations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work independently tutoring you'll make more!

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    Former Employee - Center Director in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Center Director in Fredericksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    The company values revenue and only revenue and it shows. The materials are falling apart and teachers never get paid on time.

    Cons

    Employees pay for gas, medical insurance, and all expenses out of pocket 100%.
    Full time staff are constantly belittled by owners and given inconsistent feedback about goals. Even when revenue goals are reached and bonuses are due---payments were late. Families have called for years requesting refunds and the owners do not call them back even after multiple calls, emails, and communication by full-time staff members. Constant turn-over of staff due to ill treatment and lack of leadership/support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Genuinely good managers care about their staff members first and foremost. Customers knows when they are being scammed and cheated. Telling people you will do something and not doing it makes for bad business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Do not work here

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers

    Pros

    None. All they want is making money out of the students and you the teachers.

    Cons

    The pay is the lowest I've ever seen: $15/hour. It doesn't matter how experienced you are or what subject you are teaching, your pay is strictly $15/hour before tax. They charged the parents $60/hour while pay you only 15.

    They do not care about the teachers nor the students. They switch around the teachers all the time. Since you don't know if the students will show up on that day, you don't know if you will get paid the hours you're there. Sometimes you're there for an hour and end up the student didn't come, then you won't get paid the the hour.

    If you're a good teacher, do not come to work here. It's not worth at all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your teachers better!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    All about the money

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    Current Employee - Center Director
    Current Employee - Center Director

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers

    Pros

    Getting to help children struggling in school, building relationships

    Cons

    Long hours is an understatement, expensive so children of low-income families can't get help, a bureaucratic nightmare, huge turnover due to poor and outdated company culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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