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3.0
Average Rating
(based on 15 Kumon Review Ratings)
Company Culture
2.8
Growth Opportunities
2.2
People You Work With
3.5
Person You Work For
3.2
Rewards You Receive
2.5
Support You Get
3.2
Way You Work
3.2
Work Setting
3.2
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Kumon Employee
in Columbia, MD

"Your mileage will vary depending on location, but I had a positive experience. You will tutor K-12 students in the "Kumon method" which are just lots of worksheets of varying levels for math and reading. If you like tutoring youth and can work with children, this is definitely a job you will enjoy. It's fairly laid back and straightforward work. Not too much room for growth, but it's definitely a good part time job for a student."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Kumon Employee
in Marietta, GA

"I've only worked for Kumon for 5 months, and it really is only a entry-level job, no real human interaction, just grading papers."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

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Kumon (21)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is University of Detroit Mercy (10)
3.0 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Kumon (21)
3.5 Average of All Companies in this Industry (401)
Kumon Employee
in Irvine, CA

"Kumon is a fun place to work temporarily. It is not a great company to look for promotions. The only promotions you can get is to become a center director. So, if you're not looking to own your own franchise, it is only a temporary position."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Kumon Employee
in Teaneck, NJ

"The company is declining. The former President was fired and the new President is my former manager and a micro-manager. This place sucks. The CFO makes staff post fake positive reviews on company review websites."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

Average Kumon Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $2
Kumon Employee
in Newhall, CA

"I've found this company to be very consistent disciplined with its curriculum and method's of teaching."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Field Consultant
in Teaneck, NJ

"Kumon North America Inc is an unethical company to work for."

What do you like about working at Kumon?

"Nothing. This is not the place anyone should work at."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't ever join this bad company. HR VP/CFO makes employees post fake positive reviews on Glassdoor and praises the Japanese president. Same president was fired. Our GM told us that the president pocketed millions dollars of advertising funds of franchisees."

What don't you like about working at Kumon?

"I have worked at for 6 years. This is my overall analysis: 1) Bad upper management and Japanese 2) Employees are treated as a laborers 3) Boot lickers are rewarded. CFO calls it a skill 4) No place for honesty 5) No career growth plan 6) Cost cutting only for the little people 7) No emphasis on leadership creation 8) Below average training 9) Highly unethical 10) Not a good company for high achievers. Each year millions are wasted on franchisee conferences and staff conferences."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Resign, resign, resign, resign, resign, resign, resign, resign, resign...or fire yourselves. Do you get it"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Kumon Employee
in Tampa, FL

"I have worked for kumon for 5 years now. I enjoyed working with the children and the work environment was fun and laid back."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Communications Manager
in Teaneck, NJ

"Bad company to work for. Think twice before joining. HR is bait and switch."

What do you like about working at Kumon?

"Overall the company has a laid back work environment with 5 people doing 1 person's job."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't waste your time on a company like this. Kumon has a backward culture. Staff are afraid to speak up because they fear being fired."

What don't you like about working at Kumon?

"The upper management sucks. Recently the Japanese upper management including President, Vice President and COO, as well as several other Japanese in the company in the U.S. were let go by our parent company in Japan. The rumor is that they were involved in a misappropriation scam. Past few years have been bad to work under the Japanese. The other upper management should have also been let go by the company. Everyone thinks they were involved in the scandal too. It has been difficult working here. Almost every week we have had a reorganization for the past couple of years. No one knows what they are going to get into when they walk into the office in the morning. Today you might have been doing one job, tomorrow you are suddenly put to do something entirely different even though you have no qualifications or experience. Then you are blamed for having failed. Training is poor. I don't know any company that has so many training programs and travel involved only to realize that the training was a complete waste of time. Working with the franchisees is a equally bad. They are arrogant and repulsive. The company hates the franchisees and the franchisees hate the company staff. The management turns a blind eye to what the franchisees because they are scared of the franchisees and want to keep their positions. I would never enroll my own children in the Kumon program, if I had any. The program sucks and the franchisees and company trainers do not know what they are doing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"All the upper management must resign from the company. All Human Resources staff must resign for the constant reorganizations. You go to HR to file a complaint and next thing you know is that you are put on a performance plan soon to be fired. HR stop posting fake reviews on Glassdoor or asking staff to do so. The last time the CFO asked us to post rave reviews about the company on Glassdoor and rate the President really high. The same President now has been let go. That is a shame and goes to show how far some of the brown-nosers in the upper management go to keep their positions."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Office Assistant
in Teaneck, NJ

"The last 3 years has been very bad for all staff in the company."

What do you like about working at Kumon?

"The benefits are okay and they educate children in reading and math."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"No, I do not have any interviewing tips for this company."

What don't you like about working at Kumon?

"The Top Management sucks. It is typical Japanese mentality. The top management is unethical and irresponsible, and communication is very bad."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The Japanese management in Teaneck were shown the door last week by the parent company in Japan. Everyone hopes that they will do the same to all the other non-Japanese top management who were cohorts of the Japanese."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Field Consultant
in Teaneck, NJ

"Bad. This is the worst company I have worked for. Everyone hates the company."

What do you like about working at Kumon?

"Easy commute to work from home. They reimburse mileage for work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't ever join this company, even if you are starving."

What don't you like about working at Kumon?

"The management is disingenuous. It's like working in a prison. Management is constantly spying on staff. If you speak up, you are fired. Japanese hold mist of the positions. President, EVP, COO, are all Japanese too. Non-Japanese management are just stooges. CFO/Head of HR being the ring leader of the stooges. CFO begs staff to post fake reviews on Glassdoor. Most Glassdoor positive reviews are FAKE. Constant reorganizations take place here. Management hates the franchisees and vice versa. Franchisees abuse staff and management doesn't have your back. President meets with franchisees and throws staff under the bus. CFO and the HR department keep busy writing up employees whom the notorious EVP and President doesn't like. Most of the senior management has no clue what they are doing and lack any vision. No one knows what's going on most of the time. Millions are spent on entertainment events that are wasteful."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Reading Tutor
in Los Angeles, CA

"Great working experience to give back to students."

What do you like about working at Kumon?

"Giving students the knowledge to succeed in their current grade level and beyond.."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself. Have the desire to give back to students."

What don't you like about working at Kumon?

"There is nothing I dislike about Kumon Learning Center. It's been a great working environment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the great work! Students appreciate the knowledge they receive."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Student Tutor
in Pembroke Pines, FL

What do you like about working at Kumon?

"helping other students with academics and teaching them education skills"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"be yourself and make sure you like kids since you will be around them all day"

What don't you like about working at Kumon?

"probably just sitting down grading papers or signing in students"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"probably be a bit more organized and have activities for the kids instead of just putting them to work"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Tutor
in Cerritos, CA

What do you like about working at Kumon?

"I enjoyed interacting with the students at the center. Although some were trouble, it was always rewarding to work with them and instruct them."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a job that will become rather exhausting and repetitive."

What don't you like about working at Kumon?

"The assignments given to students requires a large amount of time grading. It was difficult to attempt to grade papers while attending to students at the same time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest a more electronic way for recoding student progress."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Administrative Assistant
in San Diego, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Tutor
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3.5 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.5 / 5
Company Culture 3.5 / 5 Way You Work 4.5 / 5
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