Educational Testing Service

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Outside Messick Hall, one of the many buildings at ETS headquarter offices located in Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.9)
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Educational Testing Service President and CEO Kurt M. Landgraf
Kurt M. Landgraf
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    Great Supplemental Income for Academics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Educational Testing Service as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work from home
    Professional Staff
    Friendly Corporate Environment
    Very high quality standard
    Employee concerns taken seriously
    You won't find a better group of people to work with

    Cons

    No real opportunity for advancement
    Pay rate the same for new part timers and experienced professionals
    So "nice" that there is no negative feedback until it is too late
    Job is kind of boring and feels like working in a vacuum
    Pay rate is dismal
    Not enough hours
    Pay rate inconsistent for similar tests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honest,, regular, immediate and most of all, consistent, feedback to raters and SLs regarding their performance, including negative, though couched gently
    Clear, consistent guidelines across the board for all supervisors, bringing calibration standards in line with production standards
    Transparency with raters regarding expectations, performance, criteria for their evaluation
    Reduce turnover with a pay rate consistent with job requirements. Many states are discussing raising minimum wage to almost what we make. How does that make us feel when our 8 years in college in valued as much as a WalMart greeter or someone who flips burgers? And at least they get 40 hours a week. Even full time, most they barely make enough to live and have an opportunity for advancement if they stick it out. A high turnover rate adversely affects our accuracy and the ability of the SLs and CSLs to do their jobs because they are constantly babysitting and training two or three new employees instead of helping seasoned raters assess more difficult scores to fine tune the scoring of the best of them and hence the whole program? Why keep hiring tons of people when the good people can't get enough work and fill your rosters with trainees while your experts are sitting at home home knitting scarves? Okay, that's my rant. And a lot of other folks', too.

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Educational Testing Service Interviews

Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014

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    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Educational Testing Service.

    Interview Details

    I submitted by CV through a contact and was invited for an all-day interview. There was one hour with HR, one hour with the group director, one hour with potential colleagues, one hour with the whole group where I also had the chance to get some insights into a regular work day, work-life balance, etc., 1/2 hour group lunch with the whole department to check social skills during lunch, and most importantly there was one hour where I had to take a test, revise multiple-choice items and then talk about them with potential future colleagues.

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Website www.ets.org
Headquarters Princeton, NJ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1948
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Education
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Please completely fill in each bubble by the correct answer, as prepared by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Founded in 1947, ETS develops and administers the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The not-for-profit group develops and administers more than 50 million achievement, admissions, academic, and professional tests a year at some 9,000 locations in more than 180 countries. It also develops assessment programs for corporations, professional associations, and state entities. ETS' research unit conducts... More

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