89 employees reported this benefit
You're micromanaged and secretly surveilled. Never given any idea what the standards are.
I was hired as a full time remote employee. (Started off as a remote contractor.) Good technology support for remote stagf and for local staff to work from home.
Raters work remotely, very nice.
Although the company as a whole endorses this idea, ability to work from home depends on job responsibilities (lots of client interface would probably not be eligible) and unfortunately, the individual manager's preferences.
Working from home, of course, offers a better work/life balance.
I love working from home
This is the only benefit of working for ETS as an Online Rater.
The only con is the sense of isolation. We used to meet up face to face for professional development, but everything is done via skype now without video. So, I don't know how more than my half of my colleagues look like. This has of course improved my listening and reading skills to detect emotions that I would have normally observed through facial expressions or body language.
There's no office to check in to, so it's solely work from home. Also, one supplies their own computer, internet and phone service: The employee pays for their own home office essentially.
Work life balance maintained. Carbon footprint for employee and employer reduced.