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Measured Progress Reviews

Updated September 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "The work/life balance and flexibility as a working parent are the best I have seen" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, flexible work schedule" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Much of the workforce are temps who are constantly told they'll be "flipped" to full time" (in 8 reviews)

  • "long hours, understaffed programs, upper management expects too much from low and mid-level staff" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    Current Employee - Test Evaluator in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Test Evaluator in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Measured Progress part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly fun & interesting co-workers. A good use of my master's degree

    Cons

    Pay is low, hours are never guaranteed, no full-time positions available

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Measured Progress full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Constantly lay off people, lost talents.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Measured Progress (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, gym on site, yoga, free chair massages, family events and activities,

    Cons

    Layoffs always seem to come. I think the new merger will be a great thing for this company.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Out of touch senior management"

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    Current Employee - Measurement Services Employee in Dover, NH
    Current Employee - Measurement Services Employee in Dover, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Measured Progress full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated, hard-working employees that care about students
    Challenging, interesting projects that will stimulate your intellect
    Decent benefits and PTO hours
    Company culture is extremely LGBTQ friendly
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Damaging disconnect between HR, senior/middle management and the employees
    Poor work/life balance if your department works directly with a client
    Loses talent due to either unnecessary layoffs and/or employee burnout
    Loses too many bids for new clients
    Failing with product development (eMPower, STEM Gauge)

    Advice to Management

    Middle management-
    Understand the daily tasks of your employees. Walk in their shoes for a few hours.

    Senior management-
    Engage with people who are at the bottom of employee hierarchy charts.
    Achieve the work/life balance corporate goal. It especially needs to be better for content developers and project managers

    Human resources-
    Same as above
    Develop training materials specific to the assessment industry to be used company-wide. Be responsible for training beyond safety and harassment.
    Lower expectations regarding professional development and individual development plans. If you work in Measurement Services, there is literally no time nor budget.
    Improve forecasting among departments. It is inexcusable that an editor was let go only to see an opening for one posted weeks after the layoff.


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Martin Borg was the worst."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Measured Progress full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People were great - connections with State Depts of Ed were great - campus is a pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    The CEO just couldn't make the right decisions or hire the right people. I truly hope he is gone with the new merger and MP can once again become a terrific organization. I really hope so.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Layoffs, again"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dover, NH
    Current Employee - Manager in Dover, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Measured Progress full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, decent benefits, flexible environment

    Cons

    Unclear direction, annual layoffs, little chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    The ED industry may be changing, but MP needs to find its footing and fast. Layoffs year after year have meant many talented people have been cut loose or just left, and everyone left is worried they'll be next. Relying more heavily on temps and H1b visa contractors doesn't help. Quality suffers.
    The work this company does is important and many great people work here, but thick with middle managers and direction from senior management is vague at best.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Please really consider what you are getting into...do your research!"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dover, NH
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dover, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Measured Progress full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and nice campus. I was fortunate to meet a handful of people that where willing to support IT efforts and were wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a job where favoritism is the norm, clients run the show, you will will have no support from your manager, no clear direction, no process to follow, no voice to be heard, instability (yearly layoffs), then this is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Needs a complete overhaul.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Leadership and Directional Strength Lacking"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dover, NH
    Current Employee - Manager in Dover, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Measured Progress full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent, bright and committed people. Great work done for students. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Unstable and out of touch leadership. Lower than fitting salaries. Poor strategic vision and decision making.

    Advice to Management

    What does an annual layoff and confusing messages say about a company? Perhaps it is time for a change in leadership?


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Program management"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dover, NH
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dover, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Measured Progress full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with - dedicated to doing what is right and best. Wiling to work together and explain how best to accomplish the necessary tasks

    Cons

    The clients run the company - it's hard to stand firm against customer
    demands. We were expected to cater to these requests even if they were outside the scope of the project.

    Advice to Management

    Support the program managers - they are caught between administrators and clients and it's hard to please both. One group will always feel let down.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Unstable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Dover, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Dover, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Measured Progress full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people, Benefits

    Cons

    Weak CEO, Mission is always changing or not accepted by all employees, Executive team run the company and as new folks come in the CEO follows their lead; lots of mixed messages. Because of this constant changes, the company is unstable and employees wait for who will be laid off next, or what department will be restructured or eliminated.


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