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Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good side job as an undergraduate student

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Testmasters part-time

    Pros

    Schedule is doable, and the coordinators are nice. Easy company to work with.

    Cons

    The coordinators do switch which will change up the times on when you actually receive the information and instructions. You have to remind some of them that they didn't send them.

  2.  

    Great Company, but overly aggressive with IP

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Testmasters

    Pros

    High pay, excellent relocation packages (food stipend, rental car+gas, hotel, airfare).

    Cons

    Insane training program (~2/3rds of people who show up end up getting cut), limited hours. They are very agressive about defending their intellectual property: they are known for suing people who, for instance, resell their books on eBay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can defend your IP without resorting to threats of lawsuits or other aggressive tactics. Make a product that people will want to buy.

  3.  

    Great part-time gig

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at Testmasters part-time

    Pros

    Good training, good materials, fun work.

    Cons

    Limited hours available, no benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    High pay, but low per capita

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    Former Employee - LSAT Instructor  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - LSAT Instructor in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Testmasters part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is high for the industry. Methodology is superior to competitors'; training is extensive and helpful.

    Cons

    You get paid more, but the margin the company makes per teacher is higher because the classes are often packed over capacity. This makes teaching more stressful than at comparators and prevents you from providing much individual attention for struggling students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more teachers; restrict class size.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Flexible, yet a lot of work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Testmasters

    Pros

    Flexibility for unpaid time off.
    Director gives clear and straightforward instructions on what is expected.
    Free indoor parking for full time employees.
    Working with really cool people (still friends with coworkers).
    Great location to work (at the Water Garden): the WG hosts a couple of events every year with catered food and live entertainment.

    Cons

    Report to several managers who give tasks that have the same level of priority.
    Completing tasks in a timely manner can be overwhelming, with constant phone interruptions (heavy focus on customer service support).
    Too rigid in terms of clocking in and out. They should focus on the quality of work that the employees are delivering, rather than whether or not they clocked in 30 seconds early.
    No benefits (health, dental, vision, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little trust goes a long way; and background checks certainly don't hurt.

  7.  

    good place, niche teaching

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Testmasters

    Pros

    Very good pay, fun work, students are always easy to work with, flexibility is great in hours + locations, good training program

    Cons

    The management can be poor at communicating and often there is a general sense that the company is largely disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to appear less confrontational to other competitors-- need to work on marketing, still too niche, not necessarily well known

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