Questar Assessment

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Questar Assessment Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
38 Reviews
3.2
38 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Superb group of individuals

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    Current Employee - Publication  in  Brewster, NY
    Current Employee - Publication in Brewster, NY

    I have been working at Questar Assessment full-time

    Pros

    Smaller than competitors, so there is more opportunity to branch out into other parts of the business.

    Cons

    Smaller than competitors, so it is harder for it to compete in a shrinking market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Going places

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Questar Assessment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is redeveloping itself so it can continue to thrive and be an education industry leader.

    Cons

    A lot of change is taking place at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company is going in the wrong direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Questar Assessment full-time

    Pros

    It still has dedicated people

    Cons

    All new upper management, with no experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be practical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    You have to choose what you bring to the Table.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Questar Assessment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful opportunity for growth and to help guide Questar into the future of education assessment. You can drive you own success under this CEO and she give her employes the opportunity to speak up.

    Cons

    The Benefits are super $$$$. They need a better on boarding process new employes don't get a lot of direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Questar Assessment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Questar has a nice, big facility and is located in a convenient spot off Pilot Knob and 42. Lots of places to eat, stay, workout, etc. around. Company promotes from within and encourages employee development and advancement. New CEO is young, fun, and driven. Since her arrival the company has been reinvigorated. Employees are excited to be here. If you are looking for a mission drive organization with a strong leadership team, motivated employees, and a fun work environment then Questar is the place for you.

    Cons

    Cost of health benefits is higher than most places. Cubes are too high and it's difficult to interact with co-workers because of layout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into lower health benefit plan options and invest in space planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Purpose, Even Greater People

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    Current Employee - Seasoned Employee  in  Apple Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Seasoned Employee in Apple Valley, MN

    I have been working at Questar Assessment full-time

    Pros

    A small-medium sized company, helping fulfill the mandate to provide valid tests for students in various states across the nation. All workers seem to have a mission to quality as it pertains to every student tested and scored accurately. Recent leadership is re-organizing the company to ensure the company survives and hopefully thrives as the marketplace around testing students undergoes some major changes in coming months/years. The recent re-organization is a PRO, even though those affected by it may feel otherwise. Honestly, what company doesn't perform re-organizations from time-to-time to ensure is viability in the marketplace? Those that don't usually fail or are purchased by the companies that do re-org. Advice to everyone working...there is no such thing as job security. Once you realize this, you'll personally be on a better path in general.

    Cons

    Employee benefits need to be re-organized! Healthcare is becoming expensive for all employees and should be fixed so Questar becomes a company as an employer of choice. Until then, they are an employer of choice only if you negotiate your other benefits to offset the crappy healthcare. As with many companies, some of the leaders have oversized egos. As long as you are familiar with navigating in and around those types, you'll be fine. Newer Upper Management appears to be a bit cliquey, sharing inside jokes with one another in public that the general workforce won't get...making those under them feel like they're missing out on something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair, be firm, and reward those that stand out and deliver high quality work. Try to lead without talking down on those below you in the hierarchy. Realize where your talent lies and try not to spread certain individuals too thin in all their responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome leadership team!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Questar Assessment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leaders and employees are awesome. We are a lean, mighty, tight knit group and we are in it to win it! The executive team is fantastic and a bunch of truly dedicated, mission driven individuals. There's excellent transparency and top down guidance. This team encourages us to make independent decisions and take an active, participatory role in all aspects of the business. Yes, we just went through a long overdue re-organization and the climate of the current employee base is incredibly positive and excited for the future. I'm happy to be a part of this organization and I like coming to work each day.

    Cons

    Professional development is lacking, but is on the "to-do" list to address in the near future. A good PD program would be welcomed!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. We appreciate your leadership. Continue to remain open to hearing our concerns and active in addressing them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great people but horrible leadership!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Apple Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Apple Valley, MN

    I worked at Questar Assessment full-time

    Pros

    The work schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    The benefits are outrageously expensive, there is no communication company wide and they promote individuals into managerial roles who have no skills to lead a team!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyed working for the company at first but company seems to be heading in the wrong direction.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Questar Assessment

    Pros

    Location and easy commute was a plus and salary was competative.

    Cons

    Working with upper management who are all clueless as what needs to be done to move the company forward. Health insurance is a joke, people are expected to be on call 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the current CEO she is more interested in hiring her friends instead of doing what is right for the company and taking care of the people who have made the company what it was before she took over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mentally taxing work.

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    Current Employee - Reader/Scorer  in  Apple Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Reader/Scorer in Apple Valley, MN

    I have been working at Questar Assessment as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you prefer seasonal work, there is sometimes a couple of weeks between each contract.

    Cons

    The work is mentally exhausting to the point of complete fatigue at the end of each work day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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