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Princeton Review Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
148 Reviews
3.7
148 Reviews
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Princeton Review CEO Deborah Ellinger
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great college job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Tutor  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Master Tutor in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Princeton Review part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest providing more opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great side job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAT Instructor  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - SAT Instructor in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Princeton Review part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management is great!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    DISAPPOINTING

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher/Tutor Instructor  in  Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher/Tutor Instructor in Ocala, FL

    I have been working at Princeton Review part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a fairly good part-time job

    Cons

    With this company, ALL is not as it seems. The over-all work experience and environment of what is depicted is very FAKE. For those of you with a disability or limitation of any king, this company will not accommodate or assist you in maintaining your job. The training is very uncomfortable, the instructor constantly uses FOUL language, he throws is book across the room, and YELLS in peoples faces. This is not a company you want to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To management , pay close attestation to who you hire to teach the training courses, and practice what you preach. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is not practiced, those with handicaps, disabilities, & limitation are not being treated fairly or accommodated, management go the extra mile to dismiss you form the job, which is very ILLEGAL!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience but not enough pay for full time job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton Review

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule; decent pay.

    Cons

    Compensation could be higher; better to tutor alone.

  6.  

    Great for students looking for flexible, part time work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton Review part-time

    Pros

    Flexible 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).

    Cons

    Unorganized 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    You get to work with amazing people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton Review

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton Review

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None in the online department. As Mom and Pop test companies become more popular, sales in the live classroom may be dwindling a bit.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Rewarding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton Review

    Pros

    Flexible hours, thorough training, rewarding experience to teach

    Cons

    Competitive to get the schedule you want.

  10.  

    Good for Part-time work.

    Current Employee - SAT & ACT Teacher and Tutor
    Current Employee - SAT & ACT Teacher and Tutor

    I have been working at Princeton Review part-time

    Pros

    Flexible 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

  11.  

    It was a good small job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAT Instructor  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - SAT Instructor in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    you 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.

    Cons

    scheduling 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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