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Huntington Learning Centers Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Great position to be actively engaged with your students in a positive one- on -one environment (in 24 reviews)

  • working with students who really need it (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, no room for advancement (in 46 reviews)

  • Only part time positions for tutors (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Very low pay"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The center had great people working for it and it had great students.

    Cons

    The pay is $15.00/hr and if you are scheduled for 6 hours due to cancelations you may end up with 4 so you are effectively making 10. There are a lot of cancellations and you end up just sitting and there have been days when all your students cancel. It is tough when McDonald's and Taco Bell are paying $15.00 hour in the Seattle area plus they have benefits. It is also lower than other centers are paying.

    Advice to Management

    Please put a little more value in your teachers. There are a lot of centers that are paying $25/hr. Soon minimum wage will be $15/hr in Seattle. You should pay more and try to make the shifts solid.


  2. "Great Programs, Demanding Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers full-time

    Pros

    Working with students on skills that have been clearly identified as deficient-sense of accomplishment facilitating their learning.
    Flexibility with scheduling for part-time staff.
    Ease of program implementation-no teacher prep or follow-up work

    Cons

    Retail/Sales driven to the point of having learning not be the focus
    Working with dissatisfied parents

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to make the program more affordable

  3. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    Nice people who help you out.

    Cons

    As soon as you finish your training they throw you right in there.


  4. "Perfect job for retiree"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Supervisor/Tutor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Teacher Supervisor/Tutor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Part time (for travel and grandparent visits).
    Full time work possible after the 20 plus years in the classroom environment. Like you're welcome even after age 65!
    Opportunity to work one on one with all kiinds of students.
    Supplemental income.

    Cons

    Not a lot of interaction with community and extra curricular activities.
    Do not get to choose texts (they are Huntington chosen)
    Some centers have Sunday hours.

    Advice to Management

    Often times. an older teacher who retires at age 55 can become one of your most faithful and accommodating tutors. They don't just love students. They even love beginning and younger inexperienced tutors
    They also don't leave as often providing some stability.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "All about the numbers"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers full-time

    Pros

    Great experience working in management. Forces you to be organized and prioritize your tasks. Work with great students and teachers.

    Cons

    Its all about the numbers. Everything you do is numbers driven so the focus on education goes out the window. There are so many tasks and not enough time to do it but then you get in trouble if the numbers are low. If you are financial and numbers driven person this is the job for you. But if you want to focus on the students and helping them, stay a teacher.


  6. "Subject Tutor and SAT/ACT Prep Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, focus on helping students, fair pay

    Cons

    Inconsiderate of employees' time, would often schedule employees for additional shifts without telling them, would schedule them for more hours per week than they said they were available (ex. if someone is available 10-15 hours per week, they would often be scheduled for 17), all they were concerned with was making money and would schedule more students than their teachers could accommodate.

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate of employees' time


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Assistant Director"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great kids, good as a foot in the door as a first time job

    Cons

    Hours, pay and lack of respect from management

    Advice to Management

    A very micromanaging company that has extremely high turnaround with full-time staff. If company cannot afford to increase salaries, they should at least make hours more sustainable for employees and not force employees to stay in the center in the middle of a blizzard when the whole state is shutting down.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I wouldn't have my worst enemy work here."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The kids at the center are nice. That's the only good thing I can say about this place. Nothing else is good there.

    Cons

    Very toxic and negative environment. Directors all look miserable like they hate their job and don't want to be there. Minimal guidance is given for in-center training. Extremely corporate. If you like being a miserable robot that looks out only for yourself and never have an opinion besides "Huntington is great!" Then this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Try being human and do something about feedback provided. Don't preach that you want honest feedback if you're going to do nothing about it and reprimand the person who brought it up.


  9. "Convenient"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and provided adequate resources

    Cons

    low pay compared to how much parents are paying

    Advice to Management

    Starting at least 15/hr especially when working with multiple students at the same time


  10. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bothell, WA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    The people/staff/administration are all very nice, supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    The hours vary wildly. Being hired at p-t, I expected about 20 hours and have been scheduled from 12 hours (top) down to 2 in a week. Also, they posted the job (Craigslist), saying the salary was "$15+" an hour, but it turned out my salary was actually $13, which feels like a kind of "bait and switch" operation. Be very clear if you are hired there, to MENTION and make CLEAR at your interview, that the posting SAID $15+ and you EXPECT that and no LESS!

    Advice to Management

    Either change your posting or pay what your posting SAYS!


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