C2 Education Employee Reviews

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Horrible company
Center Director (Former Employee) –  Mid AtlanticJune 7, 2017
This company pretends to be about education but it is really all about sales. This would be OK if the product were solid, but it isn't. The center directors don't have time to properly monitor the quality of the education program because they are constantly selling and pushing hours on the families. Management micromanages and shames low performers. They have a high turnover, so they hire floaters and extra people and lay off new hires haphazardly.
Pros
Students are fun to work with.
Cons
Constant pressure from management.
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Terrible company and total waste of a reference.
Center Director (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 1, 2017
C2 Education is a horrible place to work. The cut-throat corporation does not know how to take care of their employees. They have no pay scale. Horrible commission for long-term employees. They have a super high turn-over rate and its not because of the long hours. They micromanage everything, spy on your emails and make you have insane and pointless meetings. Instead of investing in a better marketing plan they choose to pay the higher-ups more money for doing absolutely nothing. All teachers and Assistants are part-time and they expect SO much from them. Unethical and not a place or environment that one is proud to be a part of.
Pros
Working with the students that have goals.
Cons
Low pay, Long hours, Terrible management, No structure, Very minimal training, the cost of tutoring is outrageous and is not worth the money.
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Making Connections
Program Director (Current Employee) –  Rockville Centre, NYMay 24, 2017
As the director of this location, I am responsible for new families that enroll into the program, existing families that have enrolled in the program and helping my staff of teachers to stay current on all things education. Since this location is newer to the community of Rockville Centre, I am also responsible for grass roots marketing, and brand awareness. I have organized and attended various events in the 2 years I have been here. Making connections is the single most important piece of this role, which is also its most rewarding quality. I have had the opportunity to meet so many people inside the local high school and community as well as have the opportunity to work one on one with extremely talented individuals. The combination has impacted the student's lives in such a wonderful way and I am elated to have been a part of it.
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Positive Educational Environment
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 11, 2017
My time at C2 Education has been both fun and satisfying.

Classes are in two-hour blocks, spent with 2 or 3 students, which more than likely are working on different topics within the teacher's expertise. Most of the students want to improve, although sometimes they can be very negative and hard to motivate. There is a lot of flexibility to design your own lessons within some general rules the company requires.

Having 2 or 3 students working on different topics can be tough sometimes, although it is usually manageable. When all the students are working on different topics and have urgent tests coming up it can be hard to keep up.

My boss has been very nice and fair. When problems arise, she is constructive in her solutions and keeps everyone focused on the goals set for the students.

I have had many coworkers and loved all of them. The teachers here are very qualified and have strong (in a good way!) personalities.
Pros
Fun environment
Cons
Occasionally stressful when it gets busy
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Great job
Tutor (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJMay 9, 2017
Decent pay near $20/hour. Hours are flexible and you choose your own schedule. Part time, no benefits or paid days off. Great job for students and recent graduates waiting for other opportunities. Also a great summer job for school year teachers.
Pros
very rewarding job, tutoring is fun
Cons
can be stressful, hard work
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Easy
Assistant Director (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJ 07054May 4, 2017
The work load was easy. Basically print out tests and grade them. Schedule classes for students or meeting with parents and the center director. Only bad thing is that I worked with lazy employees.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
lazy workers
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Poor work life balance
Center Director (Current Employee) –  VirginiaMay 1, 2017
Poor work life balance. Director's hours are very long and there is always more to do. Lunch breaks are nonexistent, there is just too much work to do. Kids and teachers are great.
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If you enjoy teaching, you will enjoy C2.
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Danville, CAApril 20, 2017
I have loved having an impact on the lives of the many students I have worked with over a 3 year period. Thankfully, C2 has changed many of its policies (for the better for the employee). Initially I would have said that they treated their employees not well, but conditions have changed. That said, it is a business dependent on children and parents, and sometimes when they can't get their acts together, your job suffers (i.e. - lost hours, etc). Also, your hours may change day to day, week to week. This is not a big deal to all people, however. Overall, I like it.
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Wonderful employer
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bowie, MDApril 16, 2017
Unfortunately the owner sold the location I was working in. Had that not happened, I would have stayed forever. Great hours and wonderful pay/benefits.
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Great part time work
Tutor (Current Employee) –  Woodbridge, VAApril 2, 2017
The center is a little disorganized at times, but it's a GREAT place to work part time if your schedule can adapt to the occasional last-minute schedule changes. You're able to make a real difference for some students, and the staff is great!
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Horrible work environment
Tutor (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILMarch 16, 2017
I've worked for a range of tutoring companies and this is by far the worst. Tutors are expected to manage 2-3 students at once, each of whom may be at a different age or level. Pay is low and breaks are the minimum required by IL state law--one 20 minute lunch for an 8 hour day. Of those twenty minutes, ten are supposed to be spent prepping. Office is a bunch of dingy cubicles, materials consist largely of ancient photocopies-of-photocopies of commercially- available test prep books. Students are, not surprisingly, about as enthusiastic as prisoners being sent to make license plates. There was nothing fun or particularly educational about working for this company.
Pros
Schamburg location isnext to Asian grocery store
Cons
Horrible work environment
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Not the best place to work
Assistant Admissions Director (Former Employee) –  Clifton, NJFebruary 16, 2017
If you want to learn and grow, the management teams holds you back. There is no balance in work and personal life. Always working even after leaving work.
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Center Director (Current Employee) –  Olney, MDFebruary 7, 2017
There is nothing I wish to say about this company at this time. I have neutral feelings, as with any job there are positives and negatives, plain and simple.
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Friendly environment with enthusiastic clientele
College Prep Tutor (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAJanuary 31, 2017
Management is friendly and flexible. Clients are generally devoted students who are a pleasure to work with. Work day divided into segmented 2-hour sessions all offered after school hours. As a result, weekdays are 6 hours maximum.
Pros
Easygoing and engaging atmosphere and coworkers
Cons
Difficulty obtaining sufficient hours for full time work
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Fair Pay for Tutors
Interim Director/ Tutor (Former Employee) –  Staten Island, NYJanuary 17, 2017
You are working from the moment you arrive until the minute you leave, it is difficult to leave more than once for a bathroom break during your day, no breaks during weekdays, and weekends you really only have about 20 mins to eat during your 8.5 hour shift. You have to master prepping as you will have to organize 9-12 2 hour lesson plans for students ages 7-18 in your 20 min prep time, that limits you to about 3 mins per student.Multitasking/ time management is essential for this job.
Pros
Day goes by fast because you are so busy
Cons
very short breaks, no benefits, not paid from prep time
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Poor Culture
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 22, 2016
Unfortunately, C2 Education has a lot to do in the area of culture which is the issue throughout. The company has difficulty retaining qualified employees due to this reason.
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Too much miscommunication
Center Director (Current Employee) –  Marietta, GASeptember 21, 2016
Good clientele and great students, but everyone leaves because of difficulties with the owner. Miscommunication and assigned-blame has consistently been a problem with employees.
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Nice people; poor physical plant
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Cupertino, CASeptember 8, 2016
The center where I work consists of a large open area with "classroom" cubicles, plus a couple of small rooms for students to quietly take practice tests. The noise from the other cubes can make it difficult to hear in your own cubicle. The business has a poor support structure. Teachers must bring in their own computers, and the company only this quarter gave its employees company email addresses. The wifi is very slow.

Salaries reflect those in the Georgia headquarters and aren't adjusted to the region.

Aside from that, the people in the center are very nice, and it's fun helping the students.
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Good luck finding time for a life
Fomer Employee (Former Employee) –  Mid Atlantic areaAugust 12, 2016
After a number of years working within a school environment, I thought this would be a good choice. I made a point of asking management about the work life balance before signing. That's been fixed, they said. Training was online and with additional "assignments" - ok, except the information in the training manual and online was either incorrect or was grammatically and stylistically wrong. I was told upfront by an employee that there was an expectation about making budget over having a personal life. The kids were focused and seemed to get lots out of the tutoring, but the cost was incredible - parents who complained about the cost were supposed to be asked who else in the family might be able to help them pay the upfront tuition. Unless you thrive on stress and are gung-ho on the total sales environment, look elsewhere. BTW if you take the job and start earning incentives, you will have to pay back those incentives if you leave before a year is up.
Pros
Helping kids further their abilities
Cons
Stress, stress and more stress
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Dynamic working environment
Customer Service, Sales and Marketing (Former Employee) –  Washington StateAugust 10, 2016
Great learning experience cause the amount of work and dedication required. But it will destroy your balanced life. Pressure to sell, a lot of micromanaging, customer service is constant.
Pros
Healthcare, Visa sponsorship
Cons
No break, random working hours
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