Sylvan Learning Center in Lincoln Village, Chicago, treats its employees poorly and takes advantage of its customers. Don’t even bother wasting your time. You work hard there, but for little to no money. They steal money from their employees by not providing them with paychecks for 6 months. You need to write tons of emails to them and leave messages on the voicemail in order to show them your interest in getting paycheck. Otherwise, they wouldn’t bother paying you, and they charge the students 90 dollars per hour. <br />
The hiring and treatment of the directors is awful. It was their ethics that drove me away. Additionally, the directors have very little education experience -- one of them has an education degree but has never worked in a classroom or actually taught on a full time basis<br />
They do hire absolutely everyone, make you go through training and take exams for your license. When you start, you have a rough time getting hours, and then they make you sucker in by having more people to come and work for them. I worked in the Lincoln Village office and the management is horrible!! They are rude, even to the point of being racist. Definitely, don’t work THERE!! It’s not worth the stress, mistreatment, and costs.<br />
I have also witnessed quite a bit of incompetence and dishonesty there, including violating their own policies when it comes to employee regulations. This business is not, no matter what they say, mostly concerned about the welfare and education of your children. They are concerned about the welfare of their own pocketbooks. The materials they use are sometimes up to 20 years out of date. The methods they use are so rigid and lockstep. If your child has any unusual circumstances they will simply not know how to handle them.<br />
Avoid them.<br />
Good luck and don’t get suckered!!