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Updated September 20, 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 20 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. "Great Company, Excellent Compensation, Flexible Schedule"

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

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

    Pros

    The coworkers are great, the pay is far better than Kaplan, they have wonderful resources

    Cons

    depending on your city work can be sparse at times


  2. "great flexibility and professionalism"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible, professional, can travel abroad

    Cons

    part time schedule only really allows for about 15 hours a week in a good week

  3. "few hours"

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    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There was a decent teaching pay

    Cons

    lots of driving with few hours. management was very slow, and took a long time to address issues.


  4. "SAT Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time

    Pros

    Manageable work schedule and awesome benefits

    Cons

    Not enough hours and communication with department is entirely through email.


  5. "Great place to work, learn, and elevate your career."

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton Review full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work/Life Balance.
    Excellent place to learn and grow your skills.

    Cons

    Salary below market average.
    Little room for advancement.


  6. "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


  7. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time

    Pros

    Choose your own hours, flexible

    Cons

    Boring and sometimes difficult work

  8. "Too Many Better Alternatives"

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

    I worked at Princeton Review part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours - as an instructor/tutor, you're largely able to take on jobs that work well with your schedule. It's an easy way to supplement your income.

    Cons

    TERRIBLE management. Absolutely terrible. There is a serious lack of accountability for middle/upper management and not enough communication regarding the expectations of employees. There is NO contact between local employees (instructors, proctors, etc.) and corporate. Everything is done through the local office, so there is a lot of unnecessary middle-managing that goes on, and a lot gets lost in translation.

    There is very little room for career growth, at least within a reasonable timeframe.

    This is definitely not a career-type job.

    Advice to Management

    The test-prep market is so saturated with alternatives that the company really needs to put more stock into their most valuable assets - their instructors. Too many resources and too much time gets wasted through mis-management, and it seems like corporate doesn't really care too much about anything but the bottom line.


  9. "Relaxed work environment, perhaps too much so."

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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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, autonomy, relaxed corporate culture.

    Cons

    Lack of executive vision, limited accountability, high turnover in specific roles.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the employees you need or want to stay at the company.


  10. "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!


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