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Updated April 20, 2017
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Minoru Tanabe
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  • Grader jobs usually only get minimum wage (in 63 reviews)

  • I wish there was more room for growth (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great High School Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Tutor in West University Place, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Tutor in West University Place, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - flexible schedule
    - friendly staff
    - good environment
    - professional job choice for younger individuals

    Cons

    - work after school
    - problematic children
    - a lot of recording and grading

    Advice to Management

    - Does a good job, allows tutor assistant to mentor and teach children individually


  2. "Great High School or College Part time Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Assistant in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Assistant in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relationships with Children, Management cared

    Cons

    Not a lot of freedom

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Great Position for Students or People who want a 3 day weekend"

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    Current Employee - Learning Center Tutor/Grader in Anaheim Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Learning Center Tutor/Grader in Anaheim Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kumon North America part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good position for high school and college students
    -Work on Classroom Days only (2 days a week)
    -Great environment if you enjoy working with kids

    Cons

    -Not enough work hours
    -No room for growth in company
    -Students coming in sick (Tip: Keep your immune system healthy with Emergen-C!)


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  5. "Repetitive and stressful"

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    Former Employee - Tutor and Grader in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Tutor and Grader in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get in the hang of things
    Some people like teaching little kids
    Mindless if you like that
    Seats are comfortable I guess

    Cons

    Repetitive
    Stressful
    Low pay
    Getting sick from the kids all the time
    Not enough workers for amount of work that needs to be finished

    Advice to Management

    Don't put so much pressure on graders to grade all the work when there always is too much.


  6. "Kumon work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Specialist in Teaneck, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kumon North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Benefits, and Paid time off.

    Cons

    The salaries are not up to par.


  7. "Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kumon North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've loved working at the Kumon center in Denver for the last 2.5 years after spending 3 years at a center in Miami, Fl. Basic office work that's easy to learn with an open, focused mindset. Few hours a day of high volume, fast-pace work. Other working hours (mornings) I am alone in the office since I am the only full-time employee. Very rewarding work, watching students' success is priceless and the gratitude from the parents keeps you going even when having a stressful day.

    Cons

    I am the only full-time employee, yet not enough work for more than that. All the stress and most of the work falls on me since I am the only full timer and most experienced in the field. Many high school employees as co-workers experiencing their first part-time job, I do not work with professionals. Salary does not meet my skill set, experience, or workload.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate those employees who go above and beyond, professionals who train non-professionals and are the gears that make the machine run. Instructors/franchise owners can not do it alone (I've seen them try)!


  8. "Great Job for College"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grader in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Grader in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kumon North America part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Experience working with child-development
    - Easy job just grading papers
    - Great first job
    - Flexible

    Cons

    - No room for growth
    - Hours are bad


  9. "Good part-time job in high school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Recommends

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Part-time work
    Not manual labor/hard on your body
    Academic focus

    Cons

    Grader jobs usually only get minimum wage
    Can be unreasonably fast-paced
    Can be tedious
    Must learn and adhere to Kumon method


  10. "Loved my experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Teacher, Grader, & Receptionist in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher, Grader, & Receptionist in Katy, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Hours (Especially for students)
    Great Kids
    Friendly Staff
    Center Director is very sweet and understanding

    Cons

    People from HQ would come and stand right next to you and observe what you do for like 10 - 20 minutes, quite uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees


  11. "Good job for high schoolers"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Tutor in Troy, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good job for high schoolers looking for part-time work

    Cons

    Pay was not very high, and the work environment is hihgly dependent on your supervisor



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