Huntington Learning Center Employee Reviews

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Great mission poorly executed by micromanagement from leadership
corporate employee (Former Employee) –  NJFebruary 2, 2019
In my last role, I had three managers in three years, the last had NOT done the job or been on the team she was now expected to lead. Management by fear and humiliation. Weekly conf calls were not prepared, and not recorded, per protocol, when manger needed to bash a department or say something inappropriate. Franchisees often set up for failure because they aren’t properly capitalized. Very loyal and hardworking employees are in a horrific corporate culture.
Pros
Great mission, helps kids
Cons
Low salary, no room for advancement, poor communication
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Immature management
Center Director (Former Employee) –  Eagle, IDFebruary 11, 2019
Do not work here. The management is petty and disorganized. Both the owner and full-time staff change processes without telling anyone and then expect everyone to just "know" what has changed. If you like an overbearing owner/manager that panics at the smallest issue and will literally pout when he feels like he has been slighted, then this is the place for you. Do not expect a professional environment. This place is a waste of your time. Owner is confused and offended when you ask about benefits, even though in the interview you are told they are available.
Pros
Working with students
Cons
Owner, management and benefits.
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Relaxed Atmosphere
LC Tutor (Current Employee) –  East Northport, NYDecember 16, 2018
Its a fun place to work. The students are great to be around. The pay is not that great. I have been working there on and off for the past 3 years. My pay went from 10/hr to 13/hr. It was raised every time I came back. Thats not enough pay for a tutor with a BS and MS degree. They should pay according to degree, seniority and experience. They should also offer full-time tutoring positions with benefits.
Pros
Students/co-workers
Cons
last minute cancellations, students playing favorites, low pay
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Good entry level job
Tutor (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 14, 2018
This is a great first job right out of college, and especially if you're planning on working on another degree. They are very flexible with the schedule, but you have to be flexible with your time as well if you want to get in more hours. You really don't get more than 20 hours. More times than not, it can be 10 hours or less. Other than the hours, the job is very easy and straight forward. The kids have all been well behaved and the staff is agreeable and helpful.
Pros
flexible schedule, clear objective, helpful employees
Cons
no benefits, low hours, schedule changes a lot
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Don't expect to pay ANY bills as a tutor, more of a side job
Math Tutor (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 16, 2018
Typical Day:
1. Clock in and gather materials
2. Greet the student and make sure the student clocks in
3. Teach the assigned curriculum and record the student's progress
4. You may have to do some photocopying, etc. when you're not teaching. This depends on your franchise.

No benefits, but you get paid a little extra per hour if you have a teaching certificate.

Workplace culture: Friendly coworkers. Business-casual attire is required. Zero tolerance for cell phone use.
Pros
friendly coworkers, most students are motivated
Cons
inconsistent schedule, not enough hours (overstaffed), noncompete agreement (can't tutor anywhere else in the area)
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Management is unappreciative
Assistant Director (Current Employee) –  OhioJune 7, 2018
As an assistant director, I do a lot for this business and my hard work seems to go unnoticed. There is unfair treatment between full-time staff. I seem to never get a break. I work long hours and sacrifice time with my family for this job because I care about the students. I don't get paid overtime and I don't get benefits.
Being able to teach students and see their academic growth is amazing. My students make me want to come to work every day. The part-time teaching staff is great.
But overall, I feel very underappreciated by upper management.
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Franchisee Owners Awful
Assistant Director (Former Employee) –  Purcellville, VAJuly 4, 2018
While corporate may know what they are doing the local franchisees were clueless as to how to run a business, customer relations, high turnover, competitive benefits. If franchisees took the time to train properly they might run their center better. Business model is great, their experience lacks and is evident in how they treat their staff, tutors and paying customers.
Pros
Tutors were professional
Cons
Salary, benefits, hours, management
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Nice to work
Math Tutor (Former Employee) –  McKinney, TXFebruary 6, 2019
If you like teaching kids and you are looking for a part-time/secondary job, here is the best place to work. However, salary doesn't sound good though.
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CENTER DIRECTOR (Former Employee) –  Geneva, ILNovember 8, 2018
Huntington was a fine place to work and does a generally good job educating it's students. Pay is relatively low but there is a bonus plan. No benefits are included.
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Formula Teaching
Tutor (Former Employee) –  Apopka, FLJuly 23, 2018
When Huntington Learning Centers changed to a charter school system the opportunities to tutor students went away.

Raise promised after 90 days of work never happened.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Limited work options. Very part-part time.
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Nice for Supplemental Income
Exam Prep Teacher (Current Employee) –  King of Prussia, PAMay 7, 2018
This is not a full time job and there are no benefits or career advancements. It is a good place to work part time on a teacher's schedule. You meet and connect with a variety of students in order to help them improve test scores or verbal and math skills. You won't know your schedule until a week ahead, but usually you know what to expect based on the students you normally see.
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Good after school education if you can afford it
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Oradell, NJDecember 5, 2018
Like many other after school businesses, Huntington offers quality teaching for kids who either need to get caught up or need to improve their test scores. The system is designed to work well within a 3-6 month framework. Teachers are not paid well, so many of them leave, but that is also a by-product of this business model. Costs range greatly, but expect to pay between $3000 to $6000 per student..
Cons
Long hours, lower pay than other industries.
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part time work only
Professional Tutor (Current Employee) –  Parker, COOctober 22, 2018
The work schedule provides flexibility. The management needs to review the pay schedule and provide appropriate increases in hourly pay. This results in a high turn over rate.
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
low pay
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Okay if you've got nothing else going on and live close to center
Tutor (Former Employee) –  Southeast USOctober 26, 2018
I thought this would be a great part-time job since I enjoy helping students, but I was misled in the interview. The hiring manager made it sound like hours were good, and advertised a great starting pay, but the job turned out to be too good to be true.
Parents pay a great deal of money (thousands!) for a service that offers outdated resources and poorly trained teachers. The schedule changed almost daily with cancellations and additions, so you would end up pretty much being on call. There were quite a few weeks I worked under 10 hours.
Ultimately I left because I was not comfortable working for a company whose money was made by being dishonest to desperate students and parents. I am not sure how they convinced people who saw little to no improvement to stay in the program. Some teachers were experienced and helpful, but this place needs some help. If you really like tutoring on the side, I would go somewhere else.
Pros
Great to see students improve
Cons
Low hours, lots of schedule changes, bad management
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Has Its Pros and Cons
Tutor (Former Employee) –  Bothell, WAAugust 8, 2018
Pros:
* You set up your own schedule and they work around your time

* Great, supportive, helpful, chill coworkers and supervisors

* Fun environment to be in

* 401k

Cons:
* 401k is the only benefit available

** Not a stable job for hours; when students suddenly cancel on you, you lose money. At most, you are compensated 0.5 hour worth of your hourly rate if:
- You were on your way to work
- You're already at the workplace (ex. said student was your next student coming in in the middle of your work schedule).

A session is usually about 2 hours, so you lose 1.5 hours of work. You either just sit there waiting for your next student (if the cancelled student was scheduled in the middle of your work schedule), help out with no pay, or if that was your last student of the day, head home earlier than expected.

*** Franchise set up: I think students are in some tutoring session package in either one-on-one (that's probably more expensive) or perhaps some "regular package."
- What that means is, you can be working with students one-on-one, or work with at most 4 students at the same time. Sometimes it's manageable, sometimes it's challenging depending on which students you're assigned with. Note: The curriculum is set up for one-on-one tutoring, not group tutoring.
- Since it's set up that way, you sometimes see a tutor working with 3 or 4 students for hours when another has no hours because of this "tutoring package."


All in all, it's a job if you like to work with kids (varying from preK-12, regular kids catching up with education or staying
  more... ahead, some has special needs, etc) that is more like side money since it barely pay the bills.  less
Pros
Flexible schedule, good coworkers and environment
Cons
Not enough hours, hardly any benefits or compensation
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Wonderful managers and students!
Tutor (Current Employee) –  Gahanna, OHSeptember 25, 2018
The management at this location is absolutely fantastic! Everyone at this location gives 110% to ensure that each student's needs are quickly identified and that the lessons provided will meet those needs. The teachers here are extremely reliable, professional, and caring. Furthermore, each tutor has a unique background which allows the center to offer subject tutoring for Music Theory, French, Calculus, Reading, Physics, and more.

The hardest part of the job is that the income is not steady. For a plethora of entirely understandable reasons, students will need to cancel their lessons from time to time. Anyone working as a tutor in any capacity should therefore expect some degree of income fluctuation.
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Poor Compensation
Center Director (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMay 22, 2018
I was offered a position with a set salary that was not honored. Teachers are not compensated for their hard work and time. Education is not a priority. Worried more about money.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Hours
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Good company with great mission
Managing Director (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJanuary 23, 2019
HLC is a great place to work if you love education and helping children learn. The job is rewarding in that you can see student results in real time. You get to bond with families in the center and see their hard work pay off in the classroom and life.
Pros
Rewarding career, flexible schedule.
Cons
Business is behind on technology, lots of IT hiccups
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Hard fast paced work-when kids do well-that is a HUGE perk!
Center Director (Current Employee) –  IllinoisDecember 28, 2017
If you are social, good with people and like having a lot on your place, Huntington is a good place to work. It is very fast paced, and thinking on your feet, and dealing with constant change is a given. the franchisee doesn't care about much beyond the money, but the management really cares. The perks are the people. As the pay is not great, people work here because they care. The biggest perk is working with kids who are truly struggling and making a positive difference in their lives.
Pros
We really do make a big difference in children's lives!
Cons
no benefits except paid vacations
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Worst Place to Work
Assistant Director of Administration (Current Employee) –  Elk Grove, CAJanuary 29, 2019
The business owner does not care at all for his employees or students, he is a money minded and insensitive and has no compassion. You have absolutely no job security, I was laid off with out and warning.
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