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"A fun job with great pay"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Instructor
Current Employee - Instructor
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Princeton Review part-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

This is one of the most unusual companies in the world. They stress the importance of being real, being casual, and having fun. A former boss once said, "If you're not having fun with this job, you're doing something wrong." The pay is good, too -- thanks to teaching for TPR, I was able to survive three bouts of being otherwise unemployed.

Cons

Sometimes management can have knee-jerk reactions and will shoot first before asking questions. Thankfully, this doesn't happen often. The biggest problem you'll have, really, as an instructor with The Princeton Review, is back-stabbing students and parents, who despite singing your praises while tutoring or teaching, and despite significant score increases, will feel you didn't do a good job. (Two examples -- I had a GRE student whose score increased 160 points but still gave me a terrible review, and an ACT student whose father was not satisfied with a 5-point score increase despite the guarantee of 3 points, and the fact that such a huge score increase is extremely rare.)

Advice to Management

My only concern is that seemingly since the company was sold, management hasn't been as fun as before. For the longest time, it was unheard of to get an e-mail from corporate that didn't start "Hey there!" I'd love to see more of that.

Other Employee Reviews for Princeton Review

  1. "Good pay for part time work"

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

    I have been working at Princeton Review part-time

    Pros

    Easy training, high pay per hour for entry level

    Cons

    Gets repetitive, and students can be unappreciative

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Not too bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You get to pick and choose your schedule
    - The pay is relatively high in comparison to minimum wage
    - Less interaction with management
    - Fixed lesson plan makes work easier

    Cons

    - Long training period
    - Have to deal with multiple managers
    - There might be an annoying kid or two (hasn't happened to me)

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