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Professional Examination Service Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Entry Level Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Professional Examination Service full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Management, office was dimly lit


  2. "Terrible"

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

    I have been working at Professional Examination Service full-time

    Pros

    Okay workers there to work with everyday.

    Cons

    Everything what everyone is saying about the senior management is true. There main jobs were to bring in new clients and it wasn't done. We were stringed along for over 4 years with promises of great things to come and nothing happened; but all the senior management crew held their high paying positions even getting signed on with the new company that took them over. So everyone else gets laid off and the ones who were supposed to bring in the business and got paid to do just that are still there--they were paid to bring in clients, so why are they still there and they failed?. They even let clients go instead of offering them their "New Technology Solutions." You can't keep the lights on if you are letting clients leave. They are all friends from a previous company which made me wonder and scratch my head when they were hired on. A very unfortunate situation there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop stringing people along with lies and poor management. There was a reason other staff left on their own and I see why.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fail Management"

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

    I worked at Professional Examination Service full-time

    Pros

    Co workers was like a family, selfish senior managers.

    Cons

    Management hired their friends from previous company and pay them big salary. Employee turn over was high, there was no growth, employees treated unfairly a few was laid off while on FMLA leave, some laid off employees with 10 or more years of service was given 2-6 weeks of severance.
    Senior Management mismanaged the fund, keep borrowing money from the bank to stay afloat.
    Finally securing jobs for them selves with company that took them over, while laying off the small people.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying about prospective clients, when you cant even keep the ones you have.
    So call CFO was promoted to Vice President right after downsizing and minimal incentives for regular staff, even the coffee supplies was limited.


  4. "Sucks!"

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

    I worked at Professional Examination Service full-time

    Pros

    Some staff is okay to work with.

    Cons

    Layoffs! After Layoffs! Nothing being brought to the table but layoffs! We lost a dollar...layoffs! But all the senior management still have their jobs. The main people who are responsible fro bringing in the business. Promises made and nothing brought to the table in over 5-years. Any other company would have went after the management first. Not this place.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. They know it all already.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good While It Lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Professional Examination Service (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of employees to work with.

    Cons

    Communication was needed from upper management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fail Management"

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

    Pros

    Senior Management dont have a clue as to what they are doing. They are overpaid while the little people cant get a decent raise.
    All the dedicated employee"s jump off the Titanic before it sinks.

    Cons

    Would not recommend any one to work there .


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Program Director"

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

    Pros

    The work is important and for the most part, the colleagues were enjoyable.

    Cons

    The upper management was so out of touch with reality and over paid.

  8. "Tranformation at its finest!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Professional Examination Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership, innovative culture, good-natured people. Dedicated, hard-working colleagues. Accountability. Company has been in a period of transformation for the past few years for the better, of course. Opportunities for advancement are available. Competitive comp and benefits compared to general market. Very generous pension plan and liberal PTO leave.

    Cons

    If you don't adapt well to change, you may want to consider working elsewhere.

    You must work, this place has a culture of accountability, so if you are looking for a free ride, this place isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Don't let the naysayers deter you from the end goal!


  9. "Serious Financial Instability"

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

    I worked at Professional Examination Service full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and most senior managers are trying to improve the place. Good benefits for a small company although the health insurance plans are pricey.

    Cons

    Unequal treatment of employees. Top executives appear to have biases against people of color. Lower paid staff are not valued while money appears to be thrown at senior managers although the company can't afford it. Serious growing financial instability. Majors clients leaving yearly without enough new business to compensate.

    Advice to Management

    President needs to see what is really going on and not rely so heavily on what his right-hand executives filter to him. Stop treating people who leave like the enemy. It's a small industry and better to build good relationships so people can return and contribute.


  10. "Not bad of a company to start at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Organization cares about its employees
    -Decent pay
    -Great culture

    Cons

    -Work can be monotonous depending on what you're doing


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