Educational Testing Service

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Overall, still very happy after more than 10 years

Research (Current Employee) Princeton, NJ

Pros- work with some leaders in the field
- colleagues are devoted to doing good work, are great mentors, and are friendly
- very strong research centers
- good total compensation package: employees can be rewarded in various ways
- focused on employee development
- strong community outreach
- focused on mission and integrity

Cons- as company grows, business infrastructure seems to grow more and more complex
- too top heavy
- some managers appear to enjoy a punitive management style (fortunately, not all managers!)
- it definitely helps to know the right people, although that is probably true of most companies
- management doesn't always seem to take the opinions of stakeholders (and those more knowledgeable than them about process or structure) into account, making unilateral decisions

Advice to Senior ManagementThere has been a lot of talk about innovation, but sometimes we spread out too quickly into too many areas without building up the infrastructures necessary to fully support them. Sometimes the best people to talk to are the ones who do the job, even if they don't have a prestigious title and haven't had the benefit of being formally recognized for their successes. On the whole, though, I think that the senior leadership has done a good job of growing and maintaining a company that has gone through a lot of change over the years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rater (Current Employee) Ewing, NJ

    I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: work from home (online); most scoring leaders (not content scoring leaders) are competent and… Cons: content scoring leaders and administration are incompetent and rude-- more concerned with ego than accuracy/fairness; constant buck-passing by content scoring leaders and administration; "don't bother… Advice to Senior Management: most empires fall eventually; thankfully ETS is finally getting some… 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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    Great Benefits, Lower Compensation Compared to For-Profit Institutions

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Educational Testing Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: - Great benefits, - Casual and friendly environment, - Opportunities… Cons: - Compensation is relatively low compared to Princeton pharma and finance companies, - Maximum compensation increase at one time is limited to a… Advice to Senior Management: See above Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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