Educational Testing Service – Princeton, NJ
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I have been working at Educational Testing Service full-time (More than 8 years)
There is a genuine focus on fairness to the test-takers and research to provide evidence to support practices that are adopted. As far as the work - it's interesting, collegues are very diverse, and there is some flexibility. This can vary wideley based on who your manager is and what level job you have. As you can imagine, more autonomy and flexibility with higher-level and longer service as you build trust. Benefits are good - vacation time starts at 3 weeks for full time employees, plus 7 days of Paid Time Off - can be used for sick or other obligations (or together with vacation time). Health insurance options are generous. Corporate culture of charitable giving. Overall it's a great place to work. I haven't take advantage of it yet, but you can apply for tuition reimbursement to seek an MBA or advanced degree on the side. . . .
Can have intense projects, deadlines, and expectations, but in my experience, efforts are rewarded. (Watch out on Glassdoor - many of the critical reviews are posted by part-time readers/scorers who work from home - and that pay has not changed much in years as it's frequently determined by clients and contracts. Unfortunately, if a client can get the scoring done by a competitor who promises lower cost, ETS has to be competitive.)
Advice to Management
Great strides have been made to introduce greater flexibiltiy with work from home and some variation on start and end times - I think this keeps ETS attracting better candidates and we can retain them if we offer flexibility and create a very respectful work environment. From what I've seen, the most successful managers are those who let people use their talent and who allow their staff to really take on work on their own with regular check-in/follow up with the manager. They take more ownership! Also, the Rutgers Mini-MBA helps any staff to more clearly understand the global concerns of the company, which overall makes for a better sense of collaboration and working toward the common success of ETS.