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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    Huntington Learning Centers

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Tutor in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    They are flexible with your schedule and it's a great way to earn some experience with tutoring different subjects.

    Cons

    The pay, you only make $11 to $14 per hour. It's an unreliable source of income because tutees will cancel from time to time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized, on the verge of bankruptcy, out of date

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Oradell, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Oradell, NJ

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

    Pros

    Working with the students is rewarding. It is great to see them grow. I liked and respected the teachers on. I learned a lot about communicating with students, teachers, and parents. The Center Director worked really hard to keep things running smoothly despite the owners incompetence. The ACT and reading comprehension programs are effective if the students are willing to work hard. The math programs are woefully out of date, they are not based on best practices. I think this is a good part time job for teachers, although the pay is quite low. Good amount of vacation time is offered to directors.

    Cons

    I was consistently paid 3 to 5 days after payday. I was asked to "hold my paycheck" before depositing it. The owners do not know how to run a business. They are hardly ever there, only check in to see how much tuition money is coming in. Bill collectors called and hounded us about owner's unpaid bills. The computers and software are so outdated that it interfered with doing work properly. Even at the corporate level, I got the impression that no one knew how to effectively carry out services. Owners pressure onsite management to force to parents to sign up for long, expensive programs. Families that needed to quit HLC waited up to nine months to get their tuition reimbursed. Some of the curriculum is so out of date it uses terms like "retarded" to describe people with disabilities. Hours are extremely long and pay is low. And one book said that "Computers are becoming increasingly popular and will soon replace typewriters." I worked at one in the Midwest, but prefer not to say where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell this company to someone with a business background and get licensed teachers on the management staff. At a national level, the Huntington's need to update their technology and curriculum and get in center curriculum to have relevance to what students need to be successful at school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Center Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers full-time

    Pros

    somewhat flexible work week
    bonus potential

    Cons

    late hours
    sales-driven job
    have to deal with angry or high-maintenance parents at times
    no set schedule from week to week
    have to work Saturdays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep realistic expectations
    know the ins and outs of daily operations so help can be given
    communicate fairly with staff members

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    They are money hungry and pay their employees horribly.

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    Former Employee - ADA
    Former Employee - ADA

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

    Pros

    None at all, not one.

    Cons

    Long, awkward hours, horrible pay, money hungry corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your portals, your functions, pay your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good work environment, focused on student success

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    Former Employee - Exam Prep Teacher in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Exam Prep Teacher in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to train into teaching other topics/grade levels. Friendly, supportive work environment. Accommodates requests for time off just about whenever. Provides tons of support material for teaching nearly any topic.

    Cons

    Hours can vary due to students' schedule and time of the year. Short training period which can make starting a little stressful if you're not a quick learner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Nice Part Time Work

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    Current Employee - SAT/ACT Math Tutor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - SAT/ACT Math Tutor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The work keeps me sharp, and I enjoy working with the kids.

    Cons

    Low pay. Inconsistent Hours. ......

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just look elsewhere....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Students and teachers are what make working there worth it. Other than that nothing at all will make me want to stay here. Very high turn over allows those who are interested opportunity at full time positions.

    Cons

    This is a terrible organization run by franchise owners that have no experience in education and no business sense -- it is completely about the money. Pay is very little for what is expected, particularly when full time staff works from 7 am till 10 pm and expected to come in on their day off. There is no vacation days and no benefits with full time employment. If you take employment at any of the centers -- really think long and hard whether this is the right choice for you. Very high turn over because owner lies and cheats. It is quite embarrassing to get eviction notices constantly and utilities being turned off. Many services we are charging for are not being provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any advice will fall on deaf ears. Corporate could care less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very unorganized, very low pay, very dissatisifed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working with the students and some parents were among the very few favorable aspects to this job.

    Cons

    The management was no good, the salary was no good, and the treatment of employees was awful. The company has good values and standards but very poor execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop burning out your employees and treat them better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers

    Pros

    No pros to be listed

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends, low pay, programs are not custom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff to help understaffed centers instead if trying to save a few bucks. Care about your employees as much as you care about your bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Repressed by horrible manager

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    Current Employee - SAT/ACT Math and Verbal Tutor in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - SAT/ACT Math and Verbal Tutor in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    Great kids who want to be smarter. Just walk in and begin helping students. No pre-planning (not even if you want to).

    Cons

    The owner/boss, Antiquated materials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no words that will change the way this lady operates her business. The only smiles and kindness are when parents are watching. Teachers are NOT permitted to even say "Hi" to a parent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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