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College Board Reviews

Updated September 23, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work-life balance and friendly working environment" (in 28 reviews)

  • "The College Board had some great benefits and amazing people to work with" (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • "Old boys-club mentality in senior leadership - you are either part of the crowd or not" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Senior Management doesn't know how to run a company" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Assistant Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Board full-time

    Pros

    Great HR department. very professional! The employees are very smart and professional and do not get hung up on titles. Pay is great and benefits are even greater!

    Cons

    No cons! All is good!

    College Board Response

    Jul 18, 2018 – Human Resources colleague

    Thanks for the great review and welcome to the College Board team! --Holly Strychowski


  2. "Welcoming Environment with a Strong Mission"

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    Current Employee - Program Associate, Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Associate, Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Board full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - No sense of hierarchy within the team, everyone is very collaborative and wants to help each other succeed
    - Good benefits
    - Travel opportunities

    Cons

    - Limited upward mobility
    - Company seems to prioritize making money

    College Board Response

    Aug 28, 2018 – Human Resources colleague

    Thanks for the review. Every employee at the College Board is an integral piece of our work and success. We’re always looking for opportunities for individuals to grow their careers and encourage you... More

  3. "Always challenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Board full-time

    Pros

    great benefits; work is challenging and rewarding

    Cons

    I love my work and have no cons to report


  4. "Not good for remote employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at College Board full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are generally great, committed to student opportunities, most are former educators themselves.

    Cons

    Remote staff are frequently overlooked and management has limited interest in engaging staff outside the main office in NY. Even regional offices are often "second-class" citizens in the system.


  5. "Great Work Life Balance and Mission Driven Org"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Mission Driven Orgs
    - Impact of our work

    Cons

    - Lack of advancement opportunities
    - At times your role can feel distant from the students we work for


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Board full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great weekly perks like free food and numerous parties throughout each month, many learning opportunities, fun and intense work, great cause, unforgettable semi-annual company trip, always have felt recognized, redesigning building to make more modern and agile-oriented. Learn something new everyday. Company has been going through a revival over the last few years, awesome to be a part of the experience.

    Cons

    Nothing, any cons have been fixed for the most part over the last few years

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, they definitely have changed for the better of the last few years. I feel more engaged from the company than when I first started.

    College Board Response

    Aug 28, 2018 – Human Resources colleague

    Thank you for the excellent review! We’re thrilled to have you as part of our team as we continue to build our community and deepen our impact. --Holly Strychowski


  7. "Unrivaled impact"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There’s nowhere else where you can have a bigger impact on education than at CB.

    Cons

    Big org, which means some things are slow. But the intentions are always good, so it’s just about navigating the processes.

    College Board Response

    Aug 28, 2018 – Human Resources colleague

    Thanks so much for the great review! Our work is ambitious and we have a big team. Sometimes things move slower than we’d like, but we’re building a team of great people and introducing tools that... More

  8. "AP Literature Consultant (Independent Contractor)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at College Board part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The compensation is mediocre. It's time for a salary review.

    College Board Response

    Aug 28, 2018 – Human Resources colleague

    We’re glad to have you on board. The College Board offers competitive and generous comp and benefits across the organization. We regularly conduct compensation reviews to ensure employees are... More


  9. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at College Board full-time

    Pros

    Great environment for someone to grow

    Cons

    Very demanding and challenging yet rewarding

    College Board Response

    Aug 28, 2018 – Human Resources colleague

    Thanks for the great review and we’re glad you’re here to learn, practice and grow (one of organizational competencies!) --Holly Strychowski


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at College Board full-time

    Pros

    Good facilities. good mission. lousy execution

    Cons

    weird culture. poor communications. low salaries

    College Board Response

    Aug 28, 2018 – Human Resources colleague

    We appreciate the feedback. We’re committed to helping employees perform at their best. We know the importance of communication, compensation, culture and role clarity in making the College Board... More


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