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Found 57 reviews

3.3
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51%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
Approve of CEO
Andrew Geant
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Easy to sign up; name your own hourly rate; online platform easy to use(in 2 reviews)

  • "Easy to use online tutoring tools(in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Compensation is lower than industry standards, despite being assured that is not the case(in 2 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Kudos to Wyzant,"

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    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WyzAnt part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Their range of contacts for potential students is vast. They handle all the financial aspects.

    Cons

    I can't honestly think of any.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Customer support rep"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WyzAnt full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Daily lunches and stocked kitchen

    Cons

    management seems to be unsure what they're doing

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Caveat emptor"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at WyzAnt

      Pros

      influx of ledes's a plus

      Cons

      staff has no respect for the tutors

      Advice to Management

      You guys should really question what kind of company you want to run. I see your rating of 2 on Yelp and I think it's a bit high.

    • Helpful (6)

      "Great At First...."

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      Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at WyzAnt full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great co-workers, great health care, casual office.

      Cons

      Doesn't seem to have a clear idea of where they're going. Company seems to be on the decline. Saw a great deal of cutting corners to save money but negatively impacted both user experience as well as employee experience, especially in the last year I was there. Compensation is lower than industry standards, despite being assured that is not the case.

    • "Great company"

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      Current Employee - ESL/Spanish Teacher in Port Charlotte, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at WyzAnt part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Very professional, helpful, and easy to work with

      Cons

      There really are not any cons

    • "Wonderful"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at WyzAnt full-time

      Pros

      Great environment, great people, great company purpose!

      Cons

      It's been a few years since I worked there, but the only con would be the separation and lack of integration between the different departments.

      Advice to Management

      Remember: the employees actually talking to the users have a ton of insight to offer.

    • Helpful (6)

      "When infrequent opportunity arrives, it is flagged by company as spam. Does anyone actually get jobs from this company?"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I have been working at WyzAnt part-time

        Pros

        Easy to sign up; name your own hourly rate; online platform easy to use

        Cons

        I've had 15-20 applications go nowhere despite having a highly qualified profile and being certified by Wyzant for multiple subject areas and special skills. Company takes 40% of your earnings initially; difficult to know what to set your rate at to be competitive; unable to determine if jobs you've applied for are still active. Only time contacted by "clients" has been determined to be spam, which seems to happen every...

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        Advice to Management

        Do better with closing the loop on applications, since all seem to be listed as active when the client may have hired someone or left the platform. Drop your 40% fee so tutors can set lower prices and get jobs.

      • "Customer Support"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at WyzAnt

        Pros

        Great company! Owners are very cool people that really do care about their employees. Co-workers and managers are really cool people too. There is a lot to it, but there is great training to ease in to it. The office atmosphere is fun to work in and there are a ton of great perks too (happy hours, snacks, dogs in the office, etc).

        Cons

        Its customer service via phone/email. So the work can be repetitive and can be rough depending on the user that is contacting. Also, unless someone leaves in management, there really isn't too much room to grow.

      • Helpful (2)

        "Networking for pretty penny"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at WyzAnt

          Pros

          Website has improved a lot. They continue to pour resources into online tutoring capabilities. Lots of potential clients. Set your own hours and rates.

          Cons

          1. WyzAnt commission structure is its largest issue. Although I understand the logic, it can looks like tutors and management can cheat each other. 2. Lag time between payments from clients.

        • Helpful (19)

          "Company with Goal of Money, Money, Money. Tutors: DO NOT work here!"

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          Former Employee - Secondary School Mathematics Teacher 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at WyzAnt part-time

          Pros

          Seems great at first. Really great students to work with.

          Cons

          Poor customer service and a horrible experience with having my account suddenly shut down after I worked hard to achieve a 5.0-star rating and 200+ hours working for them. After my account suddenly was closed, it left my current students confused and a bit hesitant with how to proceed with payment. Followed all of their policies despite them taking a huge cut of my pay. I still did not receive payment from them and no...

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          Advice to Management

          Give your employees more thorough and prompt information. Allow employees to actually speak with a manager or supervisor instead of emailing back and forth for weeks with the same message copied and pasted from the "WyzAnt Review Team."

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