Sylvan Reviews

Updated May 26, 2020

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3.8
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Sylvan Chairman Mark A. Snyder (no image)
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3 Ratings
  1. "Great job with great people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Center Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sylvan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, doing what I loved

    Cons

    Ok money, but it depends on the economy

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  2. "Little Work/Life Balance"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sylvan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The co-workers were great to work with. There is a sense of community. Most were willing to make things work with limited resources they were given. Good to work there as a tutor if you are free most of the week and are willing to be flexible. During the day, there is not much activity during the school year, and you're able to get a lot of administrative stuff done.

    Cons

    No benefits. Upper management encourages you to work overtime without compensation. They will become upset with you when you push back on this. The tutors there get the short end of the stick most of the time. For most, there is little opportunity for advancement.

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  3. "Good side job"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sylvan part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, make your own schedule

    Cons

    LMS isn't effective, little contact with Sylvan management

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  4. "great part-time job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Math Instructor 

    I worked at Sylvan part-time

    Pros

    great colleagues; flexible work hours

    Cons

    some of the students were challenging . The curriculum is kind of strange.

  5. "great place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Tutor 

    I worked at Sylvan part-time

    Pros

    It is a really good working environment

    Cons

    not a lot of work

  6. "Nice Place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Sylvan

    Pros

    Amazing work hours, love this place

    Cons

    The pay could be a little more beneficial.

  7. "Sr. HR Specialist"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Sylvan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A good place to be. Anywhere you go there are politics in the workplace; you just have to know how to ignore it, and not get caught up in the mess.

    Cons

    it just has to be the environment you want to be in

  8. "Tutor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sylvan

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good for college students looking to gain experience in the education sector.

    Cons

    Needs to increase their upper management skills

  9. "Tutor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends

    I worked at Sylvan

    Pros

    Very flexible. Great working environment.

    Cons

    Low hourly pay - increase to make worthwhile.

  10. "its alright"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Sylvan

    Pros

    pay is good; hours are flexible

    Cons

    bad when they cancel on you

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