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Updated Jun 19, 2022

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3.6
62%
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69%
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College Board President David Coleman
David Coleman
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  • "Senior leadership is a disaster(in 43 reviews)
  • "Poor management but not toxic yet.(in 22 reviews)
  • "design and development teams are split in two cities and run by different managers(in 19 reviews)
  • "Extremely top heavy organization with too many layers of middle and upper management.(in 11 reviews)
  • "class travel habits of middle and senior management do not support the organization's mission.This company is the place where older, tired college deans and school district officials comes after they've retired.(in 11 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent

    Jun 19, 2022 - Email Marketing Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Well run company Great and passionate management Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Dealing with the social stigma of working at a standardized testing company

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great!

    Jun 16, 2022 - Senior Director in Reston, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    work, benefits, colleagues, culture, inclusion

    Cons

    none that I can recall

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    A Good Company to Work for

    Jun 9, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    * Emphasis on developers thriving * Actively working to ensure they are using the latest technology stacks * Non-profit good feels (doing something meaningful and * Remote First Work for Technology Division

    Cons

    * Although these are decreasing, there are still vestiges and attitudes of the old way of doing things (older monolithic database centric world, etc). Some of the reviews about nepotism may have been true in the technology division in the past, especially in the old database world, but is seeming much less true today.

    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    good company

    Jun 7, 2022 - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good management and great people to work with

    Cons

    hard to get promotion and the company hires a lot of contactor

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Decent but lots of politics

    Jun 16, 2022 - Executive Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Nice people. Smart people. Care about the mission. Nice culture. Decent comp for a non profit.

    Cons

    The leadership team I was part of was very political - who you know meant everything and it was more style over substance. There was a high school clique feel at CB - a bit revenge of the nerds - and if you weren't a part of it, you weren't on anybody's radar. Very bureaucratic - over collaboration and CYA meetings that diluted accountability. And never forget it's a business despite all of the mission driven/family language you hear.

    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Interest

    Jun 3, 2022 - Attorney 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Demanding, lots of change, fast paced.

    Cons

    limited to no availability for growth

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    There is good, but also a lot of bad

    Jun 10, 2022 - Senior Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    most people want to do right things. People are smart

    Cons

    standardized testing is a dying industry.

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    The ship is sinking.

    May 18, 2022 - Associate Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Travel, remote work environment. Non management staff are amazing.

    Cons

    Severe micromanaging. Although on paper, growth is based on merits. Promotions and raises are completely based on friendships. Ultra top heavy. No manager has more than 3 reports. Pay has fallen way behind competition. Currently I can make 20-30% more for less hours elsewhere. Used to be a great place. Now widespread misery.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Slow and Silo’d

    May 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The benefits were outstanding at first.

    Cons

    Moves at a snail’s pace. Little to no room for advancement. Every org within the overall company operates as its own entity without much collaboration.

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    6 people found this review helpful