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ACT is a good company that has plenty of room to grow for the better.

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Current Employee - Test Development Associate  in  Iowa City, IA
Current Employee - Test Development Associate in Iowa City, IA

I have been working at ACT full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

You'll have smart colleagues and nice working hours. The vacation pay is adequate and some of the supervisors are modern and open to new ideas.

Cons

Unfortunately, some supervisors are too anal-retentive/strict. Your experience will depend heavily on who you're working under. The pay is below industry average and lower than competitors in Iowa City. The very best employees seem to me to be very overworked.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management would do well to modernize and increase salaries. Some of this restructuring is ongoing, and seems to be going well so far.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot about the educational testing programs available

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    Former Employee - Various  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Various in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at ACT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, most are very smart, well educated, and highly motivated individuals. The main campus is set up like a college campus almost and has wonderful landscaping and places for employees to walk on breaks and lunches. There were generally lots of opportunities for advancement or lateral moves throughout the company. Great benefits compared to a lot of other companies.

    Cons

    When I first started there, I couldn't believe some of the outdated processes, and the culture seemed to come more out of the 50's. But toward the end of my time there, they were really starting to upgrade systems and ideas into the current age. Lower level employees didn't have much input, even though they were the ones in the trenches. Pretty much keep quiet and do what you are told.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going with the upgrading and giving employees some input. Trust your employees more, and don't micromanage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Development Associate  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Test Development Associate in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at ACT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    I wish the pay was a little higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent job on hiring qualilty employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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