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- "Great people committed to delivering on company's mission." (in 14 reviews)
- "They train you on how to grade the responses and the job is fairly easy to do…easy money and can work from home" (in 7 reviews)
- "average benefits." (in 5 reviews)
- "In the 16 years I worked there, many layoffs have occurred." (in 5 reviews)
- "Management is condescending (If your 'team' does well, they give you a piece of chocolate.)" (in 5 reviews)
- "Also, the contract supervisors are mostly unprofessional in their demeanor." (in 4 reviews)
- "The pay is low at $11.05/hour considering that a college degree is required." (in 4 reviews)
- "Long hours, not enough support." (in 3 reviews)
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- Former Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Sr Program ManagerApr 22, 2016 - Senior Program Manager in Monterey, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Autonomy; great support internally and for customer relationships; great Finance management for programs; team members who cared very much about quality; colleagial work environment (other companies I have worked for have an every-man-for-himself atmosphere); great pay (compared to industry); strong processes supporting management of programs; generous benefits; fantastic location of corporate office
Leadership never seemed to clearly see the future issues with online testing taking over and maintained clunky systems, which inevitably was the downfall of profit and CTB, even though it was apparent and discussed often amount Program Ops; many hours logged - tough work/life
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
CTB - was familySep 20, 2017 - Senior Project Coordinator in Monterey, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I started worked at CTB in 1999 and from the first moment, you were treated like family. The company benefits were fantastic and I had the best managers.
When DRC bought CTB, they no longer needed a lot of us and those of us who would not relocate were dismissed.
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
CTB/McGraw-HillAug 29, 2014 - Assessment Editor in Monterey, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The people I worked with at CTB are outstanding. I am still friends with many of them. The work was challenging, yet interesting. I got to travel across the country (some destinations, such as Santa Fe and Washington, D.C., were more enjoyable than others, such as Albany). My abilities were recognized and I received several promotions and awards. My bosses for the first several years were wonderfully supportive. The salaries are competitive and the benefits comprehensive. Remote working is allowed and even encouraged in some cases.
I used to say that CTB put the "fun" in "dysfunctional". Sadly, the "fun" part stopped being true. The family-type atmosphere in our department dissipated rapidly following the crash of '08, change in leadership, and the company being sold. The work-life balance and manageable stress levels I had previously enjoyed went out the window. Efforts to regain that balance were thwarted by management, although to be fair, I know others who succeeded in that respect.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Be awareDec 23, 2016 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
When they purchased CTB, they were friendly, positive and professional. They were quick to acknowledge SME's and tell them how valuable they were to DRC.
Soon enough, their true colors showed; false promises to Customers, the arrogance of Executive team and the 'dismissal' of any proposed idea or suggestion that did not come from a 'DRC' employee was looked upon as very negative. The non executive employees are quite fake and clearly do not like anyone that came from CTB. They have gotten rid of most of us and there will be more let go soon.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
A crime!Aug 11, 2015 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The workers, below senior management are/were some of the most dedicated people I have ever worked with in my many years of employment at CTB. They made it worthwhile to come to work everyday/night and weekends because they gave as much as or more than I did. Talent beyond belief but almost all of them did not get picked up by the new company DRC, what??
Senior Management-ALL of them destroyed a 90 year-old company in just a few years. Incompetent people trying to lead a company damaged so many people, families, communities and customers. The President and her committee should be absolutely ashamed of the poor decision making that caused a solid and very viable company to sink , but hey, they got their nice separation packages.... Another obvious incompetency on the part of the leadership team was how they decided who went to the new company and who was let go. The talented staff were laid-off and the average to below average staff moved on.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Temp to Full TimeNov 12, 2014 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I had started at CTB as a Kelly temporary worker. I was initially hired to work on assessments for first and second grade, but over the years, I have worked on various grades. I have enjoyed working for CTB/McGraw-Hill, and I have had mostly positive experiences. I have enjoyed working with most everyone that I have met at CTB. CTB has great benefits, which include the ability to work from home. I also took part in the McGraw-Hill softball team, which was a nice perk of being an employee of McGraw-Hill Education/CTB. I do miss the meetings with Terry McGraw, and things have definitely changed since McGraw-Hill split up into two companies. However, I would still recommend working for CTB to friends, and I even recommended it to a teacher at a review last month. I think Ellen has been an excellent CEO, and it has truly been a pleasure working for her. She has integrity and class, and it would have been a pleasure to meet her.
Unfortunately, some of our peers are petty and immature. People will put their own personal agendas ahead of what is best for the company. Also, please note the review from October that was poorly written. This program has a spellcheck, so the spelling errors are a red flag. The person who wrote it was probably from another company, or a person with their own personal agenda. In any case, it is very disappointing to see fake reviews about this company.