Measured Progress Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Pros
  • The Company provides good benefits, sponsors community events and special events for the employees (in 3 reviews)

  • Nice campus and office environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are hired as a contractor, YOU WILL NOT BE HIRED FULL TIME, despite what you may be told when you are hired (in 4 reviews)

  • They instead function as traditional technical managers and conduits to upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Sad to see a company go downhill.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Measured Progress full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    At one time a great place to work. Since Martin Borg became President the company has gone down hill. It had great benefits, paid time off, etc.

    Cons

    To many managers and no one to do the work. Upper management has changed so many times and each new person has made drastic changes that effected the company negatively.

    Advice to Management

    Give up and close the doors and put people out of their misery.


  2. Helpful (9)

    Sinking

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Measured Progress full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Measured Progress has a lot of very good people to work with, along with a nice benefits package.

    Cons

    The company has taken a huge downward spiral since a leadership change about seven years ago. The leadership seems out of touch with what's really going on inside the company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Mixed review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover, NH

    I have been working at Measured Progress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice to work with intelligent people who care about education.

    Cons

    Financial difficulties, numerous extensive layoffs.


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  5. Actively Adapting to Change

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Measured Progress full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A company full of caring people and run by caring people who believe in the goals of the company. You will not find a more genial place to work. The educational testing marketplace is in turmoil and, as Lao Tzu famously said, "in the midst of chaos there is also opportunity."

    Cons

    The educational testing marketplace is in turmoil and Measured Progress may have to undergo significant changes to adapt.


  6. Assistant Vice President, Scoring Services

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Scoring Services in Dover, NH
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Scoring Services in Dover, NH

    I worked at Measured Progress (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture of respect and professionalism

    Cons

    Consistently long extended work days with compressed timelines for deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the RFP process to accommodate time required to produce deliverables.


  7. Helpful (8)

    Use to be a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Measured Progress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very pleasant people to work with; great benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Has become very stressful lately as our future is uncertain. Too many layoffs happening and not knowing if you are next is torture. Many are starting to jump ship and can't blame them. Have to start looking out for yourself

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out fast or there will be nobody left. Love the company but don't know how much more of this I, and others, can take.


  8. Helpful (6)

    Data Systems Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NH

    I have been working at Measured Progress (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable staff and culture

    Cons

    leadership is lacking in vision and direction


  9. Helpful (21)

    Down the Rabbit Hole

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dover, NH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dover, NH

    I have been working at Measured Progress full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As almost all reviews have mentioned, you get to work with some outstanding and extremely talented individuals, who are entirely committed to the organization's missions of improving student learning. Paid time off, as well as flexible working arrangements, are also strong pros.

    Cons

    Over the last several years, leadership has adopted an entirely reactive management strategy, and seems surprised and overwhelmed by every development and industry shift. Layoffs have become the norm, whether it is a handful of people or a significant portion (10% - 20%) of the organization's workforce. It's the end of May now and additional layoffs are scheduled to occur in June. Leadership has previously insisted on across-the-board cuts instead of targeted cuts that focus on areas where business is lacking. There seems to be some improvement in this philosophy on the horizon but only time will tell. Leadership constantly shifts focus. One day it's testing, the next it's reporting, and another it's customer service. This is the real issue. The organization can never adopt and follow a specific path. There is no consistency or staying the course. The CEO rules with a big stick. He cannot motivate or lead. He cannot build up people or teams. He blames everyone but himself. I have not seen one review that attributes blame for the organization's failure where it actually belongs--Mr. Martin Borg. We now have a leadership group who does not look to the future beyond how it affects their own paychecks and futures. There is zero interest in developing employees. There is zero interest in "it's all about student learning--period." Right now, it's about chasing the latest trend, from one day to the next, without regard to the wreckage left in the wake, in the hopes of garnering some small scrap of new business. It's sad, really. This place used to be wonderful.

    Advice to Management

    It's time for the CEO to move on. He's had his chance. He's had his time in the spotlight. He's bet on the wrong horse over and over again. And he should take a handful of the other executives with him on his way out... they have had just as much a hand in this organization's decline.


  10. Helpful (6)

    It's a shame

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dover, NH
    Current Employee - Manager in Dover, NH

    I have been working at Measured Progress (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely campus. Decent benefits. Your co-workers are great to work with.

    Cons

    The biggest cons are 1. The CEO, and 2. The executives.The CEO and the executives have taken this company down the tubes. Over the years the CEO has had numerous visions: to develop an assessment portal that will link all products and services (most of which hadn't even been developed); to create the first APIP compliant adaptive testing system; to develop a balanced assessment system that will be the envy of all testing companies. Unfortunately for the company, none of these dreams became reality. Mr. Borg, the CEO, is unable to complete any project he starts for several reasons. First, he doesn't have the attention span required to see a project through. He is already on to the next new thing. Second, he is not able to understand the scope and magnitude of projects so when something becomes too big and too costly (which most MP projects do because of lack or management and oversight) it gets shut down. Third, the executive team is full of incompetent old-timers who are completely out of touch with the market and who are afraid of losing their jobs, so they say yes to everything. There have been a few (two, to be precise) execs over the last seven years who disagreed with Mr. Borg. They left the company. The company keeps repeating its latest mantra: we are retooling for a changing market. Nonsense. This educational assessment market has been changing since NCLB mandated more testing for all students. Nothing that is happening in the industry now is new or is not something that could have been predicted. Common Core State Standards and the assessment consortia have been around long enough by now, and everything those consortia planned to do has been well known and documented. It was a failure by Measured Progress leadership to not adapt to the changes they knew were coming. It was a failure by the board to allow Martin Borg to lead the company in a downward spiral. As one of my co-workers used to say (at least five years ago), all we are doing is rearranging the deck chairs. The ship is going down.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the staff needed to manage the existing contracts. Sub out the work to other companies. Let the contracts end and close the doors.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dover, NH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dover, NH

    I have been working at Measured Progress (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some departments value their experienced employees, but not all.

    Cons

    Company culture is adjusting to be oriented toward financial goals.



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