ACT
2.9 of 5 50 reviews
www.act.org Iowa City, IA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Knew I was going to quit on my second day

Temp Slave (Former Employee)
Iowa City, IA

I worked at ACT part-time for less than a year

ProsThe campus is nice to walk around during breaks. Good for college students with no job experience who want to make more than minimum wage.

ConsBy objective standards, I was doing as much work as 6 of my coworkers put together, yet there was no motivation or reward for doing so.

If you enjoy sitting in a poorly lit, barren basement for 8 hours a day with a bunch of unemployed college grads grading an endless amount of tests, this is the job for you. Do you know what our thanks was for finishing all the test grading early? Losing our jobs.

If you happen to earn a raise/promotion as a temp, expect to lose it on the next project. There is zero job security, and they dangle the prospect of a full-time job on the temps (over 50% of the company are temp), yet you might as well play the lottery with those odds. There is nothing here to even hint at encouraging employees to get work done and many of the longtime temps (some have been there for 6 years!) sit on facebook all day without reprimand or termination.

I left as soon as the project was over, and never looked back.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like actual people, and fire the incompetent management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good while it lasted

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ACT full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Great benefits and great staff. I made many long… Cons: New leadership doesn't value long term employees. Trying to change everything at once. Company promised early retirement option to many and then discontinued… Advice to Senior Management: Need to trim down the upper management. Way too many chiefs. Brought in too many… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Loving and challenging

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Carlisle, PA

I worked at ACT full-time for more than a year


Pros: I love working for ACT, because every day was a new day.… Cons: I had to work the weekends and overnight shift, which meant… Advice to Senior Management: I loved my boss and how she worked, but I think she needs an assistant to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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