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Princeton Review Reviews

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. Helpful (2)

    "Instructor/Tutor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and schedule. Plenty of opportunities to train for different test types, different areas of the business and different geographic locations.

    Cons

    Pay rate is well below industry average. Company does not pay mileage. Salary increases are not done annually so the hourly wage remains flat.

    Advice to Management

    The company charges a fortune for tutoring; yet, instructors receive a very small fraction of that amount in salary. Customers falsely assume that the tutors are well paid and expect a great deal from them. Since tutors are the front line, compensation should be commensurate.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "You will be recognized for being good at your job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, positive environment. Doing work with meaning and contributing to the next generation. You will get credit for your work, people will recognize your potential. It's never boring and you will get to be creative.

    Cons

    Most trainings are online, can be difficult to understand the roles expected of you.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Classroom Instructor, happy with TPR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Classroom Instructor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Classroom Instructor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The training left me feeling extremely well prepared for leading the classes. Everyone I worked with was really friendly, supportive, and helpful. Teaching is also just a really fun job - you get to have fun interactions with students and think about cool stuff.

    Cons

    Logging hours was sort of a pain, and it didn't pay a ton. But I feel like those things are more about jobs in general than this job in particular. Also, to get this job you have to score really highly on the SAT (or whatever test you will be teaching for) so it might not be available to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly I thought the management was pretty solid. I know they have been bought by a new company since then so I can't really say.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Princeton Review"

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    Former Employee - GRE Teacher in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - GRE Teacher in Ann Arbor, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly staff, reasonable introductory pay rates.

    Cons

    Hard to get enough hours, high turnover, time-consuming and tedious entry of information into multiple systems on a regular basis, rarely get to meet other teachers and build relationships within the company aside from office staff.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend that management allows for the unionization of workers and, thus, a collective bargaining agreement. This would increase worker empowerment and satisfaction.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Training and Management Interaction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Preparation Instructor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Test Preparation Instructor in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Princeton Review (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The training and support was top notch.

    Cons

    It was hard to make the gig full time.


  6. "Environment"

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    Current Employee - Tutoring Manager in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Tutoring Manager in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers! Enjoy working with a team.

    Cons

    Company seems to have constant change in management and processes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "My office is laid-back and great, but the company is something else"

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    Current Employee - Operations and Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Operations and Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great benefits (dental, medical, FSA, vision, 50% matching 401k)
    -Laid-back office environment
    -Friendly supervisors & co-workers
    -Transparent office environment

    Cons

    -Poor salary for amount of work expected / way below average salary for this city
    -Quarterly Bonus depends on the entire offices' performance
    -After a few days you are expected to know how to do your job perfectly
    -Expected to pick up the slack for less effective / productive employees
    -Corporate is constantly making changes that hinder the office and it's productivity - it is as though those in management have never worked in a local office
    -Lack of communication between corporate and local offices
    -Inexperienced local management

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoyed working here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MCAT Verbal Reasoning Instructor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - MCAT Verbal Reasoning Instructor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, I was able to work during medical school, lots of earning opportunities as well as opportunities to publish as a contributing author

    Cons

    Difficult to change schedule once set, locations can be limited depending on where you live, not much room for advancement- more of a temporary job


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience and flexible hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MCAT Instructor in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - MCAT Instructor in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job provides flexible hours, a very competitive salary, specially considering the shortness of the classes. Overall nice coworkers in the local office.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's difficult to get things done with corporate but I guess this is normal for large companies like The Princeton Review.


  10. "Operations Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Helping students achieve their educational goals
    2. Some co-workers are smart, outgoing and professional
    3. Travel opportunities

    Cons

    1. Unprofessional co-workers
    2. Lazy chain of command
    3. Customers' entitlement


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