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Professional Examination Service Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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  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. "Too many promises."

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Most of the staff were great. Smooth day in and out.

    Cons

    Sitting on edge every quarter waiting for senior management to do what they claim they were going to do and hoping you don't get laid off. Year after year goes by and nothing happens business wise. People are being paid to do jobs that they are not capable of doing. But when layoffs are prevalent it's the lower paid workers that get cut while the senior management keep their jobs. It doesn't make sense.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out trying to create the new this and the new that. Bring in the business wether big or small and show them what you have to offer. Get advice from the staff on ways to get new clients. You'd be surprised on what they know.


  3. "Lacking Strength"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rego Park, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rego Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great to be around and and do your 7 hours.

    Cons

    Senior management exhaust all the money in the company then complain about not being competitive in the industry. Instead of hiring talent in the testing and credentialing sector, friends were hired from previous companies to run a business they have no knowledge about.

    Advice to Management

    Take pay cuts and build the company your promised us 4-years ago. Put that money into getting talent and not into your pockets.

    Professional Examination Service Response

    Jan 18, 2017 – VP Administration, CFO

    There has been a strategic shift in the organization requiring a shift of resource deployment as expected with any organization adjusting to a competitive market place. Majority of our employees ... More


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  5. "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. "Fail Management"

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    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. "Program Director"

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    • Senior Management
    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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    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Company needs to change culture"

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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

    Get to work a regular 9-5 job and have a life. Being a non-profit, benefits package is pretty good.

    Cons

    Salaries are low unless you are senior management. No one has a career path and there is limited investment in professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take a serious look at staff performance and capability. Many staff members are doing their job the same way they have for 20 years and are totally resistant to change.



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