Kumon North America Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
332 Reviews
3.5
332 Reviews
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Minoru Tanabe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work with kids (can be a pro/con depending on the person) (in 21 reviews)

  • It was a great part-time job to have as a college student, especially if you love working with kids (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage with no way to advance (in 16 reviews)

  • The pay is low, lots of changes in managment, lack of communication from upper managment to lower level staff (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Field Consultant

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    Former Employee - Field Consultant
    Former Employee - Field Consultant

    I worked at Kumon North America full-time

    Pros

    Very low stress, good co-workers. The benefits are outstanding, you probably will not find better. The product is outstanding if applied correctly. Nice parties at training meetings.

    Cons

    Hard to make change. Franchisees have the power. Japanese culture makes change hard. The company could be much more successful if they did not allow so many unqualified franchisees into the company. If they could better train the franchisees to implement the Kumon Method as intended, they would grow beyond belief.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to close centers than are not applying the Kumon Method appropriately. You have so many centers that are so bad it hurts your brand. Also, please promote people based on ability and accomplishment. Too many promotions based on factors not related to work accomplishments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great par time job.

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    Current Employee - Kumon Learning Center Tutor  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Kumon Learning Center Tutor in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Kumon North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As you teach you learn as well learn how to handle kids.

    Cons

    Nothing really but at times it was hectic to deal with so many kids on the same table with totally different levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Kumon Tutor

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    Former Employee - Kumon Math & Reading Tutor  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Kumon Math & Reading Tutor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy, simple, as long as you know how to do your math or reading, little hours so very flexible as well.

    Cons

    Working with kids and parents are tiring, pay is low as low, also if you are not up to date on math or reading for the older kids this can be a bit difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe a little more on training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great to work for

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Kumon North America part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy work. The kids are great. Get to see them grow. My boss is really cool, laid back, and ok with taking vacation days. Great for college students or people looking for some type of experience working in the education field.

    Cons

    Part-time only. Won't get benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kumon North America

    Pros

    flexible hours, great kids and management was very accommodating

    Cons

    some parents we're open to changing their student's study habits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going!

  7.  

    Great company :)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kumon North America

    Pros

    Not to difficulty to get used to

    Cons

    Not much potential to move up.

  8.  

    Good for a first job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Kumon North America part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This was my first job and my boss was very flexible with my hours because I was also going to school. Each Kumon is different it depends on the person who's running it

    Cons

    Definitely do not get paid enough for all the bs the kids give you.
    I started off as a sub tutor and now do my bosses job when she is unavailable and I still get paid the same amount from when I started

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Chief Assistant

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    Current Employee - Chief Assistant
    Current Employee - Chief Assistant

    I have been working at Kumon North America part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Feel good job, helping kids
    Friendly coworkers who help each other out

    Cons

    stressful during classday
    turnover rates
    undervalued, especially when I've worked there for a good period. Growth is hard

  10.  

    Repetitive Grader

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    Current Employee - Grader  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Grader in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Kumon North America part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It works very well with a schooling schedule. Most of the employees are undergrads, while others are graduate students waiting for admission into grad school. The hours are 3:30-around 8pm, which is convenient. Personally, my boss is kind and the environment is quite closed and comfortable

    Cons

    So boring. It's so repetitive, having to grade from start to finish. It's probably worse than office work. None of the kids want to be there, you can tell and they make it obvious. Add that with the same attitude from the employees and it creates a dull, dreadfully boring environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I worked as a center assistant for 9 years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time

    Pros

    Part-time schedule good for students, getting to work with various ages

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunity, each center is owned by a different franchisee, franchisee may not take taxes out of check, so your personal taxes may be outrageous.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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