Cambridge Assessment

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Temporary exam marker, Nottingham

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Former Employee - Exam Marker in Nottingham, England (UK)
Former Employee - Exam Marker in Nottingham, England (UK)

I worked at Cambridge Assessment as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Pays better than other temp roles in Nottingham. Well-organised. Large number of markers so quite sociable during breaks. Free hot drinks provided from a machine.

Cons

No longer guarantee of contract length - if the team marks faster than predicted, everyone loses days' work at the end. Can be quite boring to sit silently for long hours while marking. Some markers don't seem as skilled, or to be taking it seriously, which raises questions about how accurately students' papers are graded (not all are now double-marked).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Commit to contract lengths predicted. Reinstate double marking for all papers.

Recommends
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  1.  

    stressful at times but mostly very pleasant environment

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    Former Employee - Examiner Helpdesk in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Examiner Helpdesk in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)

    I worked at Cambridge Assessment

    Pros

    good salary for the position,
    great work environment and location
    friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Lots of temps
    Cost-cutting measures in place

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great environment, facilities and good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cambridge Assessment

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Good facilities
    Cheap childcare fees because of association with the University
    Varied work assignments
    Never stands still
    Good anual social events

    Cons

    Weak management and leadership
    Politics always seems to get in the way of doing what's right
    Value academic background higher than commercial experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage Talent and work hard to ensure staff are valued. Make Work-Life-Integration real for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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