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Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
171 Reviews
3.8
171 Reviews
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Princeton Review CEO Mandy Ginsberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Taking time off as a part-time office worker was not very difficult (in 15 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, thorough training, rewarding experience to teach (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Underpaid, No room for growth, Poor Management, False promises (in 6 reviews)

  • You have to fight for hours with a large pool of other trainers, so if you think of it as your full-time job you may have issues getting enough hours (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great family-like environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Princeton Review full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company is wonderfully supportive of its employees. There is a great level of interaction between operations and marketing. The company also has a strong education ethos that it strives to maintain despite being a for profit entity.

    Cons

    For the level of work required, the salary is a bit low (but not uncomfortable). There is also very limited room for advancement unless you don't care about moving to another state.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great part-time job during undergrad

    Former Employee - MCAT Instructor: Organic Chemistry in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - MCAT Instructor: Organic Chemistry in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Princeton Review

    Pros

    Flexible hours and location, comfortable setting.

    Cons

    Teachers were not not given many hours per subject

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to have a better access to a letter of rec for teachers

  3.  

    Independent College Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campus Marketing Representative in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Campus Marketing Representative in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work on your own schedule, must be honest and trustworthy as you bill remotely, people were nice

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to manage events on your own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training or help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great coworkers, great training

    Former Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher in New York, NY

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule, interesting, talented and super smart coworkers. Training is thorough and rigorous.

    Cons

    Although pay was good per hour, the work I did was definitely part-time. Teachers and tutors work by the hour, with no benefits. Training, while excellent, is very low paying. Plenty of people don't make the cut and become teachers, although that is not truly a con. They want the best teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your experienced and gifted teachers more and give them greater chance to work full time and get benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very marketing focused company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Information Technology Worker in Framingham, MA
    Former Contractor - Information Technology Worker in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Princeton Review as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to help students prepare for entrance examinations.

    Cons

    Relatively little understanding of business aspects other than sales and marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down a little and think more strategically

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Part time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAT Instructor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - SAT Instructor in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for a part time job
    Good management

    Cons

    commute was kind of farm
    must like to work with high school kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really, just make sure to have some more advancement opportunities. Keep the onboarding routine the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Part Time Job I Ever Had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is an amazing part time job. Not only is teaching a complete joy, but everyone in the company was great to work with, the pay was excellent, and they worked around my schedule.

    Cons

    There can definitely be some lean times teaching. This shouldn't really be thought of a full time job but well payed and enjoyable sidework.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I am an instructor for the Princeton Review. I teach SAT, ACT, and MCAT and have been doing so for nearly two years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MCAT Instructor in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - MCAT Instructor in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Princeton Review part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The office employees are nice, the job is fun and rewarding, and the schedule is very flexible. Great part time job.

    Cons

    Can be tough at first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Company uses recent grads

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAT Teacher/Tutor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - SAT Teacher/Tutor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Princeton Review

    Pros

    Experience teaching, acquire tutoring skills you can carry forward to better paying positions

    Cons

    The company keeps 80% of the money earned by tutors and teachers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company could provide better service if it aimed to retain and compensate its tutors fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Great for profit test prep company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Princeton Review full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    nice intersection of education and business

    Cons

    IT challenges that need to be addressed in a more timely manner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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