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Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • I don't think you can have a better part-time job (in 33 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, manageable material, lots of options (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • There are not enough opportunities to make it a full-time job as an instructor (in 19 reviews)

  • The only real con was being part time (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty good place to work for some extra money"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tutor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was a tutor here for a few years and I really liked it. They are organized, you get to work with decent students and they really train you for the position.

    Cons

    Sometimes there's not too much work that fits in my schedule and I imagine it would be hard to do this full time, even though the company says it's possible


  2. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Teacher in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training. I felt confident on my first day teaching.
    Fair pay.

    Cons

    You spend a lot of time with teenagers... can be a con for some people.

    Advice to Management

    None!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Part - time job"

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    Current Employee - Instructor/Tutor in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Instructor/Tutor in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I don't think you can have a better part-time job. The hours are flexible. There is a lot of work available (if you want to work and have any sort of availability). A great 2nd income

    Cons

    There is really nor formalized raise structure to speak of. Instructors can go years without even being considered for more money.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing structure! Keep one for a few years to see if it works.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was hired on to The Princeton Review fairly recently. The process was very streamlined from start to finish. The teams that I get to work with here have been fantastic. The people really make you feel like you're part of a family. When you spend more time with you coworkers than with most of your friends and family, a strong company culture is crucial. The Princeton Review has been fantastic at making me feel at home.

    Cons

    Nothing at this stage to reflect negatively on.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "I enjoyed working with students to help prepare them for college entrance exams."

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    Former Employee - ACT Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - ACT Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hourly rate for the type of work I did. The availability of classes to teach was impressive. Some of my classes were small so I had the ability to give more focused attention to individual areas of concern for students.

    Cons

    You are trained on their particular method of doing well on the test, which is not quite the same thing as actually being good at the material. For students who were in advanced math, I was very little (if any) help.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good part time while in college"

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    Current Employee - ACT Insructr/Tutor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - ACT Insructr/Tutor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can set your own schedule

    Cons

    not a ton of work if you want consistent hours.


  7. "Company that is as pretentious as its name, and as phony as its insinuation of being affiliated with Princeton"

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    Current Employee - Educational Sales Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Educational Sales Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton Review full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Construction site party atmosphere, more like a construction or adult entertainment company than anything close to education. laid back minimum wage careless attitudes who are focused on having a good time. Lots of access to alcohol, and other stimulants in a peer pressuring setting. Great for people who are content with making low wages and continuing the I don't give a crap let's just hangout college lifestyle in their 50s. Biggest problem you will encounter is fixing a printer or hiding stuff once a month from managers who are absent and not answering calls or emails for weeks on end without any repercussions or alibis other than being in "meetings".

    Cons

    "We are not an affiliate of Princeton University" reads the small print that echoes the company's phony deceptive essence and the spineless culture. If you want to toil away for over a decade and earn as much as your Time Warner cable tv installer while working with underpaid undesirables then go ahead and take a sales role here where you will be joined by other people who do not anything. You'd see more action in a retirement home, the company culture Is let's play solitaire and fly under the radar together. You will likely even get punished by your manager and shunned by your teammates for completing your work in a timely manner and delivering on objectives. Also lots of morality lacking here among the married people and interoffice affairs most of this company I would not feel comfortable bringing my wife and kids around.

    Advice to Management

    Continue in the direction you are going in with firing 99 percent of your work force and disseminating the company like you do all other failing companies at IAC

  8. "Great part-time work"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tutor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good support from office.
    Plenty of work.
    Room for Growth.

    Cons

    There are Far too many emails.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Instructor and Teacher at Princeton Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Princeton Review (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great resources, great students, good location

    Cons

    There is limited online material for teachers compared to peer companies


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Mostly awful for FT corporate positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton Review full-time

    Pros

    Not much in the way of supervision or management oversight, which means you'll sometimes get the freedom to create your own projects as long as they cost nothing. In this way you might be able to turn TPR into a stepping stone to something better.

    Cons

    - Ridiculously high turnover at every level
    - Low starting salary, no raises of any kind (no annual bump up, nothing for merit, etc)
    - Minimal opportunities for advancement
    - No matter your job title or function the company treats you as a glorified salesperson
    - Unsustainable workload, most managers admit that churn and burn is the accepted way of doing things


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