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Updated Sep 7, 2023

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  • "Flexible hours and days off can be accommodated(in 53 reviews)
  • "Caring staff and great experiences(in 45 reviews)
  • "Great teachers and people to work with(in 40 reviews)
  • "Some great coworkers (your mileage may vary)(in 26 reviews)
  • "Flexible scheduling and the kids are fun(in 26 reviews)
  • "Low pay and highly emotionally taxing(in 114 reviews)
  • "Poor management, lack of support, and absolutely no interest in the actual people doing the job.(in 44 reviews)
  • "He'll work you 38 + hours a week with no benefits just to save money.(in 29 reviews)
  • "absolutely no training(in 22 reviews)
  • "Low salaries overall(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Sep 7, 2023
      Lead Teacher
      Current Employee
      Brookline, MA
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      It has good- work life balance


      Sometimes parents are unfiltered in their negative comments

      1. 2.0
        Aug 7, 2023
        Academic Tutor
        Former Employee, more than 1 year
        Grand Rapids, MI
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Super time working with kids, iPad program and manipulatives supported learning, evening hours.


        Frequent leadership changes were a barometer of management’s values. Emphasis on cost effectiveness meant too many kids at a table. No managers on site after 6 pm or Saturdays to support tutors with discipline, parent questions, etc. Quality of tutor was inconsistent. Manipulatives were grimy and not kept well organized.

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      Sylvan Learning Centers has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 1,089 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at Sylvan Learning Centers to a friend and 49% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Sylvan Learning Centers employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Sylvan Learning Centers. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

      64% of Sylvan Learning Centers employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sylvan Learning Centers 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Sylvan Learning Centers to be culture, work life balance, coworkers and the cons to be benefits, career development, management.

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