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Princeton Review Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.5 137 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Princeton Review CEO Deborah Ellinger

Deborah Ellinger

(20 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Taking time off as a part-time office worker was not very difficult(in 11 reviews)

  • Administrative people at the local office are friendly, laid-back, and helpful(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • 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 9 reviews)

  • I thought this would be a great part-time gig with a good hourly rate(in 9 reviews)

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    Great college job

    Master Tutor (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThis job pays extremely well and is very flexible in terms of hours.

    ConsYou usually can't work more than 10 hours per week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest providing more opportunities for advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great side job!

    SAT Instructor (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsFlexible schedule, wide array of options available for class times (with several locations), competitive hourly pay- especially for tutoring. The training is really in depth and encompasses all aspects of teaching, so you'll be well prepared to teach any class. The satisfaction of seeing your students doing well is pretty priceless.

    ConsI only worked here part-time and at my convenience, so I don't know enough about the company to understand its downfalls. But commenting on the Seattle branch, the office folks are organized, warm, and welcoming.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is great!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good experience but not enough pay for full time job.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility in schedule; decent pay.

    ConsCompensation could be higher; better to tutor alone.

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    Great for students looking for flexible, part time work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule that is accommodating for a student. Free access to test material. Good traveling perks ($75 per diem, gas mileage compensation, hotel). Can get paid to proctor exams (aka sit and do homework, read, etc).

    ConsUnorganized main office. Low pay considering the huge profit they make from each course; even higher profits for private tutorials. Not many hours if you're trying to work a lot.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You get to work with amazing people.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, fast-moving environment, get to help kids achieve their dreams

    ConsLack of management, no defined career paths, lots of competition in the field

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    Working at The Princeton Review was a great first office job experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking in the online department, the numbers were always growing. My supervisor was WONDERFUL, patient, great with training, great person.

    ConsNone in the online department. As Mom and Pop test companies become more popular, sales in the live classroom may be dwindling a bit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, thorough training, rewarding experience to teach

    ConsCompetitive to get the schedule you want.

     

    Good for Part-time work.

    SAT & ACT Teacher and Tutor (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, the management is usually very understanding and easy to talk to. Overall its a relaxed work environment, and its pretty good money when you are teaching a class.

    ConsThe organization is not the best, and its possible to go for months without getting work. Teaching classes in an area without an actual office to go into is challenging because you don't have all the resources available to work with. You sometimes have to make do with meeting in a Barnes and Nobel with a small whiteboard.

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    It was a good small job

    SAT Instructor (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    Prosyou get trained really well, you are somewhat flexible, lots of mobility to get trained in other work areas and other tests. Lots of opportunity to work around the country and abroad.

    Consscheduling is crazy and difficult, bad communication. Management is constantly changing, you never know who to talk to. You won't know if you will be working until a few days before your class. It is hard to get a lot of work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Job for Current College Graduate

    Director of Operations (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe Princeton Review is a very flexible place to work. The benefits are FANTASTIC! They are great with work-life balance. They provide directors enough responsibility to gain from their position. It was great working for a company that helped students succeed.

    ConsVery disorganized, no room for growth, and Senior Management is unwilling to listen when you have issues with managers. The systems are horrible. The company is very reactive, when they could be proactive to prevent from all the fires.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees! Stick with one program and build it before continuing to purchase other companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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