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Updated June 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "I worked part time during the summer of 2017" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule, manageable material, lots of options" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "It was hard to make the gig full time" (in 22 reviews)

  • "part time schedule only really allows for about 15 hours a week in a good week" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Very flexible hours for instructors, great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    As an instructor you can choose the class day/time that best fits your schedule. Rewarding and fun work!

    Cons

    Requires strong speaking/presenting skills. Must be patient with students that require more help.


  2. "I really enjoyed the company atmosphere and chances for advancement over time."

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    Former Employee - Student Program Coordinator in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Student Program Coordinator in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Princeton Review full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, opportunities to advance, great benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Poor communication for some product changes while others were thoroughly discussed, lack of preparation and communication for large company changes

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with employees and give monthly opportunities for feedback

  3. "Great products, good people, poor organization"

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

    I worked at Princeton Review full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many of the people at The Princeton Review are intelligent, hard-working, funny, and kind. The digital products are excellent. There is good work-life balance and flexibility. I had opportunities to learn and move up - but I don't know that that experience is consistent across all departments or under the current ownership.

    Cons

    The company has struggled to find its way for 10 years; there is very little corporate structure. Currently it's suffering from a disappointing lack of leadership, a disturbing lack of transparency, a lack of effective marketing strategies, and a lack of understanding and applying data analysis to affect positive change. Full-time employees are consistently paid below market.

    Advice to Management

    At the very least, be more direct with employees about the owners' role and priorities.


  4. "Outreach Manager"

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    Current Employee - Outreach Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Outreach Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Ability to work remotely
    - Flexible schedule
    - Team oriented
    - Working with students, counselors, and families from a variety of backgrounds

    Cons

    - Constant changes of the company structure and products offered
    - Have to go through several hoops in order to get answers and sometimes vital questions are left unanswered

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the people who are actually in the field. Stop making changes without asking for feedback from people in the field first. Do not make nationwide company changes with short notice.


  5. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone there is very passionate about what they do!

    Cons

    Several company restructures; No opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    Value your


  6. "Lurching from Crisis to Crisis"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, passionate, community-minded local employees

    Cons

    Totally baffling management structure; constant restructuring; pays below market; poor-to-nonexistent communication with field employees; constant crises (applies mostly to office employees, not teachers)


  7. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time

    Pros

    Loved working at TPR. They are very caring to all their employees.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report!

  8. "Good to get experience, tough to move ahead"

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    Former Employee - Instructor, Trainer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Instructor, Trainer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you want to get some experience in front of students, TPR is a good bet.

    Cons

    The training is spotty - some was great, some not so much. Things took a turn south when the company went public.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote people based on talent and ability to add value rather than on how inexpensively they will work


  9. "Taking phone calls from prospective students and guiding the through products."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Friendly good people that support each other and want you to succeed. Can easily balance work and social life.

    Cons

    Wide spread of misinformation and miscommunication makes it difficult to know your own products. Almost impossible to hit your goal every month. Management does not collect the right data to help you grow as a professional.

    Advice to Management

    Take every metric into account when evaluating your sales teams to determine how to affectively train and develop them into successful advisors. Be open and honest about the companies intentions.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Tutoring Manager
    Former Employee - Tutoring Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate about helping other achieve goals

    Cons

    hard to balance full time and teaching responsibilities if you do choose to teach/tutor


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