NCS Pearson

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NCS Pearson Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
68 Reviews
3.7
68 Reviews
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David W. Smith
12 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent company, good work-life balance, (in 5 reviews)

  • HR is very supportive and benefits are good (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • They do tell you the scoring schedule window is an estimate (in 9 reviews)

  • Training criteria changes throughout a project, making it confusing for scorers to score accurately (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at NCS Pearson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere. Reasonable managers. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    A little politics. Moves mainly lateral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have more open discussion with employee in all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent company, good work-life balance, moderate salary levels

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Research in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - User Experience Research in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at NCS Pearson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent company, good work-life balance,

    Cons

    Moderate salary levels, no good career path for UX professionals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better project managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Online Scorer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCS Pearson

    Pros

    Good Money
    Easy Work
    Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    No Benefits
    Very Repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good to start your career, but leave immediately once you have gained knowledge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at NCS Pearson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    work/life balance, usual benefits, good talented co-workers to work with and learn from (although that depends on the team you are in)

    Cons

    too much politics at senior level, management decisions are sometimes baffling, decisions made without thinking thoroughly, way too low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share your thought process with the employees rather than just the management who just dont seem to think right. It would avoid a lot of politics and ensure happier employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Impressions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at NCS Pearson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pearson is the world leader in learning solutions. The main market for the Assessment and Instruction business is schools, but there is also a large presence in clinical assessments. Big usually means lots of resources.

    Cons

    The downside of big means slow. It is difficult to determine who the "Go To" person is for a specific task, and often there are multiple people that are responsible for sub-tasks for a job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Customer Service and Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Chicago, IL

    I worked at NCS Pearson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Achieved several Certification, including learning about Assessment Tests created at the NCS Pearson's

    Cons

    I was very satisfied to work with this company, Wish still there but NCS Bought out by Pearson's and over 340 employees laid off right after a month on September 11th Tragedy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whatever the size of the organisation you work in, whatever you do, your employees are your most valuable asset. If you are a director, line manager, supervisor, team leader, or head of department, the way you manage can have an important impact on the health and wellbeing of your employees, how well they do their job, and how well your organisation performs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scorer
    Current Employee - Scorer

    I have been working at NCS Pearson part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours during scoring season; the company maintains a professional environment by using continuous testing of knowledge and skills during the scoring campaign.

    Cons

    This is a seasonal position only- the scoring positions are available during the times of the year that Pearson is delivering test scores to school districts (usually in the spring).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have only worked one season with Pearson, but had a very satisfactory experience. The only criticism I can even think of is the level of expertise with your online chat team- and this was not scoring related (login help). Overall, the program seems to work very efficiently and I hope to work with them for many years!

  9.  

    Feast or famine according to workload and terrible office politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Content Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Content Specialist in Austin, TX

    I worked at NCS Pearson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the projects I was on-

    Cons

    I was shoved out the door because I was a threat to someone climbing the corporate ladder and the office politics was awful--my own boss tried to fire me at first and was overruled by HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave politics at the door-who is the hardest worker?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Kept my head above water

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scorer/Supervisor in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Scorer/Supervisor in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at NCS Pearson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good job if you are retired or in between jobs.

    Cons

    Work sparse not year around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great no hassle job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Administrator
    Current Employee - Test Administrator

    I have been working at NCS Pearson part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No hassle
    Great customers
    Nice coworkers
    Easy work
    Good environment
    Decent pay for a part-time position

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to get enough hours
    It's only part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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