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"Stay away from IT jobs here"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Educational Testing Service full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Good compensation, decent (but expensive) benefits, very flexible on work-life balance. The company has a great philosophy, tries to keep the workforce happy and educated.

Cons

Awful working environment: overcrowded, noisy, poor facilities for IT -- quite different from where the business users work. Much of the IT work is outsourced to off-shore workers, so communication and coordination are big problems. In addition, infrastructure is also outsourced, so there is little control over that and no ability to actually get anything done. Most people you encounter here will be "lifers" counting the days until retirement, not really interested in doing a good job or mentoring you or helping you in any way. Most work as though they are owed something and do the bare minimum, particularly when it comes to cooperating with other teams. Finally, they are way behind in technology and most of the workforce (see above, old timers and lifers) are technology averse. IM was very recently rolled out and is mostly ignored as a new and scary technology, even by IT workers.

Advice to Management

Either finish completely outsourcing remaining IT work or integrate it fully into the business. The current no-man's land is intolerable. Also, get rid of the old tech and persistent old-tech mentality. Young technology workers are desperately needed to keep things current and cutting-edge. That will stimulate innovation and efficiency.

Other Employee Reviews for Educational Testing Service

  1. "Pretty good job"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Ewing, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Paid training
    Multiple departments to work in
    Friendly people

    Cons

    Growth based on popularity not work
    No change in pay for temps
    Surprise end of assignments

    Advice to Management

    Hire the people who worked there for 5 years as permanent employees


  2. "Good company regarding work/life balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Research Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Research Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Low work pressure/ Good location/ Good people relationship

    Cons

    Low compensation/ Slow promotion/ Too stable

    Advice to Management

    promote the rite ppl faster than others.....

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