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Princeton Review Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
162 Reviews
3.8
162 Reviews
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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 part time university job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campus Marketing Representative
    Former Employee - Campus Marketing Representative

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible during school, make own hours

    Cons

    Pressure, lack of communication, only one campus rep

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities for personal growth, but it's understaffed, and management doesn't seem to have a unified vision.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Princeton Review

    Pros

    Generally flexible about work hours, good people, relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Understaffed, lack of cohesive management, lack of singular company vision, health plan isn't great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do fewer projects, and pick what's most important NOW. Since corporate is understaffed on purpose, you have to choose what happens when, because it's not possible to do it all immediately. This is made worse by a lack of communication between middle/senior management. It regularly felt like there was absolutely no unified plan, just a bunch of goals and a bunch of different people trying to achieve them in different ways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Some aspects are great, others not so great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher and Tutor in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Teacher and Tutor in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Able to set your own schedule and work as much/as little as you want, reimbursements for mileage and driving time when a client/class is significantly far from home

    Cons

    Challenging to increase pay with a raise (lengthy review process each year), sometimes the office staff can be a challenge to work with, good professional development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of overhead to the tutoring and teaching service, but the people who actually deliver the service (teachers and tutors) make a small amount compared to what clients pay. Without an increase in pay, retention will continue to be a challenge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Perfect on-campus job that rewards self-driven performance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campus Marketing Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Campus Marketing Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Outstanding work culture! (Met my best friends here), Super flexible hours, understanding work-environment (studies come first), best way to develop your marketing skills and build confidence, get paid to have fun and go to student organizations all over campus, happy to cross train you into a different role (Example: Campus Rep -> Proctor -> Teacher -> Presenter -> etc...) higher than average pay.

    Cons

    Limited hours; Repetitive work; May have to cold-call 100+ people a day if you decide to pick up the office hours; Every year you need to start over from nil in order to recruit new students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow campus reps to operate on a budget set out for them each quarter. Micromanagement is the death of us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great job for college students

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

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

    Pros

    1) Very flexible job--> you can choose when to work every week
    2) Flyering and tabling is pretty much all that you do
    3) not much driving involved
    4) 7-10 hours a week
    $11/hr

    Cons

    Limited hours, not much work to do when you want work. Some weeks you're busy and others not!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Relatively flexible.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Flexible with hours, pretty relaxed in most ways. Pretty good at promoting from within as well.

    Cons

    Can get insanely busy, but generally it's okay. expectations when it is busy are pretty hard to reach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good part time job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton Review

    Pros

    Thorough training, lots of flexibility with where you can work, staff is very receptive and supportive, age is not a deterrent (I was 18 when I applied and worked).

    Cons

    Training sessions are far to go to, noncompeting clause makes it tougher to tutor on the side. Also, the pay is not stellar although it's decent and you get reimbursed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For training sessions, might be good to have some actual kids to practice teaching techniques on.

  9.  

    Great time working with employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton Review

    Pros

    A lot of feedback from managers and supervisors

    Cons

    Too much traveling in one week

  10.  

    It is all good teaching experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MCAT Physics Instructor/Tutor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - MCAT Physics Instructor/Tutor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule and great work environment. Excellent part time job.

    Cons

    Students can be unmotivated/unresponsive, more so the ones who aren't paying for the courses themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management works hard to satisfy both teachers and students, so no complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    SAT Instructor

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

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay and flexible part time work. Great coworkers, when you actually get to see them. Opportunities for learning, growth and development if you put in the work. Possibility to make a decent salary with only part time work

    Cons

    Work not always consistent. Can be very isolating with little contact with coworkers. Office always seems overworked. Need to upgrade technology. Website is very confusing for students and parents. Parents in general are a nightmare to deal with. Curriculum and strategy not very beneficial for students who lack the basics. Training is long and tedious and could be more efficient online.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve technology! Hold instructors accountable for not completing taks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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