Educational Testing Service Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Educational Testing Service President and CEO Kurt M. Landgraf
Kurt M. Landgraf
63 Ratings

Pros
  • They care about work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • It is nice to work from home, especially if you have kids or are in school (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • inconsistent information from scoring leaders for same project (in 5 reviews)

  • management style and structure is outdated and is not representative of a progressive 21st century business model (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Rater

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Online Rater
    Current Employee - Online Rater

    I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work from home job to supplement my income. I love the flexible hours. The pay was pretty decent.

    Cons

    Some of your shifts may be cancelled do to the low test volume. Project ended earlier than expected. I list these as cons, but it was stated that it could happen. So I wasn't surprised.


  2. Great part time remote job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAHSEE Grader in Ewing, NJ
    Current Employee - CAHSEE Grader in Ewing, NJ

    I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    remote, work at home, great feedback and support from scoring leaders, clear job responsibilities, fair pay

    Cons

    not many hours, shifts can be cancelled as scoring projects end way before expected


  3. Helpful (1)

    Rater

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Educational Testing Service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love the flexible schedule as it allows me to work around my kids' schedules. Pay is not bad since I can work from home and not have to pay for child care.

    Cons

    Never sure when the work will end. Lost several hours because of the lack of work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good, depending

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assessment Specialist
    Current Employee - Assessment Specialist

    I have been working at Educational Testing Service full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    My team is wonderful and my managers are incredible. Good work-life balance and my need for that is respected. Flexible schedule and opportunities to work from home.

    Cons

    Little to no communication between groups- I work in Assessment Development and people in other areas have NO idea what we do, despite being the lifeblood of the company (we make the tests that make the money) Also difficult to navigate and find information within groups- much of the processes are idiosyncratic and it's hard to tell what information is out there


  6. Great Second Career

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

    I have been working at Educational Testing Service (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work. Calm atmosphere. Helpful colleagues. Good Training. Work/life balance. Bonuses.

    Cons

    Managers often have NO managerial skills and have been promoted to the position for reasons unrelated to skill. Only 4 pay grades-can be at the same pay grade for 13 years or more. Little room for advancement or cross-training.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and KNOW your employees,


  7. Product Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Educational Testing Service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, Benefits, Advancement, Compensations, values

    Cons

    Working from home not available to everyone


  8. stable job...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Educational Testing Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work-life balance, flexible hours, work from home freedom

    Cons

    compensation structure can be improved

    Advice to Management

    senior management needs to better match salaries to those of similar positions outside, especially taking into account the high living expenses in greater Princeton area.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Online Rating is a Good Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Rater
    Current Employee - Rater

    I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Good job for college students, recent grads, and stay at home moms. -Lax and very understanding about scheduling conflicts, illness, accidentally missed days, and running late to a certain extent. -Pay is reasonable and fair.

    Cons

    -Sometimes you get no feedback, even when you have a good day. Some Leaders are really good about the feedback, some never give feedback. -Sometimes shifts are cancelled. -You can't switch shifts with other raters. it would be nice to have an anonymous switch shift feature so you don't just have to cancel and lose hours. -Sometimes when you call to cancel a shift or explain an absence, you

    Advice to Management

    Try not to cancel shifts. We should be able to cancel same day or maybe switch shifts.


  10. Researcher

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Educational Testing Service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, atmosphere, opportunities to learn/network

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic environment, difficult for long tenured employees to accept new ideas/changes

    Advice to Management

    Hire new/younger employees with a fresh outlook


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Newburgh, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Newburgh, NY

    I worked at Educational Testing Service (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours great people nice cafeteria free TM meetings

    Cons

    Old style management difficult to execute innovations

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with times



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