NCS Pearson

  www.pearsonncs.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

56 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Career Opportunities

 

Good to supplement income short-term with flexible schedule

Temporary Scorer (Former Employee)

ProsI was a temporary employee scoring standardized student exams. The benefits of doing such a position are:
* Freedom to work as much as you want, as long as you meet the minimum commitment for the project and within
* For some projects available work hours are extensive, e.g. 5 am - 11 pm ET
* You can do this type of work all day long as if it were a regular job, or in bits and spurts throughout the day
* Reading student responses, especially for writing projects, can be very interesting
* Support staff are friendly and helpful and available during most of the scheduled project hours
* More advanced projects pay better and provide bonuses for high performance

Cons* The pay is not that great. Above minimum wage but with no benefits and limited work available, it's hard to get the dollars to add up.
* Feedback on performance varies by project. On one project I received constant quantitative feedback on how fast I was scoring, and how accurate I was. On another this information was not available in the system, whether due to intent or a technical glitch I don't know.
* You might apply in the fall and not get picked for a project until spring of the next year or even the year after. So it's great to be able to do the work when you get it but it isn't something you can count on.
* Communication was sometimes lacking. On one project the pay ended up being below the projected rate because the average scoring rate was much slower than planners anticipated. By the time this was addressed the project was nearly over.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek detailed feedback from scorers during and after project completion to find out what's working well and where there are opportunities for improvement. Establish a system to respond more quickly when scoring for an item is not proceeding as expected.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Boring but no pressure

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    I have been working at NCS Pearson

    Pros: casual office environment . using newest technology ( trying new things all… Cons: the software itself is not complicated, and most of the time you… Advice to Senior Management: real good management .. if do not hire so much interns… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    system admin

    Administrator (Current Employee)

    I have been working at NCS Pearson full-time

    Pros: good company to stay long term Cons: work life isn't balance here More

There are newer reviews on NCS Pearson.

Worked for NCS Pearson? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.