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Updated May 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment and colleagues who you can depend on (in 25 reviews)

  • Overall the work culture is good and I feel I have great scope of learning and growing here as a professional (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay increase for promotions (in 14 reviews)

  • Being such a high turnover on the team and the management approach does not leave you asking why (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Invest in employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work with global teams.

    Able to work on collaborative projects that stretch you out of your comfort zone.

    Great colleagues who have a sense of humor and our motivated to improve the business.

    Pay for performance.

    Cons

    None really, depends on your preference. If you prefer to work in a silo and not have to communicate this will not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more growth than internal processes


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Prometric full-time

    Pros

    International focus to services provision
    Large testing network

    Cons

    High turnover
    Failure to treat test developers as professionals
    Failure to acknowledge that people have lives outside of the office

    Advice to Management

    Allow test development staff to work from home
    Pay experienced test developers more
    Put senior test developers in offices or otherwise provide a quiet environment


  3. "Operations Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prometric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good mobility within the company. Not a lot of micromanagement. Benefits are alright.

    Cons

    Pay isn't very competitive but it is offset by good attitude toward not over-working.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company to pad your resume."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prometric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Plenty of career development opportunities from promotions to exposure from working on large projects
    - Fairly transparent organization that will have you interacting with all levels of leadership on a regular basis
    - Although it's an international company, it's small enough for you to make a name for yourself.
    - Recently renovated office
    - Kind, caring community of employees

    Cons

    - VERY low pay. Pay raises are limited to 3% each year and internal promotions will only get you a maximum 10% increase.
    - Because they do not want to pay for talent, they often promote internally. However, this means that most people are either completely unqualified or have little experience in what they're being asked to do.
    - High turnover, understaffed.
    - Legacy technology everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being cheap! You can't call yourself a meritocracy unless you reward employees for their successes. Giving them more projects only results in a padded resume for when they get burnt out and move on. This is why you've lost all your top performers and are left with people who are content with doing the minimum to collect a paycheck.

    Instead of a meritocracy you've achieved mediocrity.


  6. "Global Reach And Great Exposure"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Global Account Management in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Global Account Management in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prometric as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Culture is amazing, very down to earth and open hierarchy
    - The summer internship program gets better year by year, HR team does a great job listening and working with interns
    - Supervisors are very caring and support you throughout your experience
    - You're working with a global organization and you will see that very clearly
    - You have the flexibility to create/participate in projects outside of your assigned area

    Cons

    - Pay is a little bit on the lower side
    - If you are not creative with your downtime it can get boring

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop the internship program and have supervisors support interns, especially during final project presentation


  7. "Hub of professionals"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Contractor - Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prometric as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every employee there has a progressive approach and management appreciates innovative ways of handling projects. The HR department also understands and cooperates when it comes to timings and leaves. All in all it was a smooth ride for me that was full of industrial and work exposure.

    Cons

    Always have feelings of responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Organize social get-together for better harmony amongst all the employees of the company.


  8. Helpful (8)

    "Under appreciate and valued"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Prometric full-time

    Pros

    Imagine being dropped into a California canyon fire with a shovel, you will learn whatever technology or business function you are trying to save fast. It will mostly be as old as the dry dead brush found on the California canyons. You may even become an expert overnight. You will learn quickly how to work under fire and pressure. The friendships you will make will be lasting if you survive. And you will learn to do it with an ever decreasing budget and shorter timelines. You learn how to tolerate failure and savor the few personal successes only you can appreciate.

    Cons

    The company is mirer by old school management and ideas. They believe they can mimic the success of other companies by reading CEO biographies then recklessly injecting philosophies that they are to insulated to really appreciate. But if i had to peg the one reason not to work there it would be how little they vaule the contribution of IT, infrastructure especially but also development. This is a company that can only survive on the network, and like so many they can't realize their full potential without acknowledging the inherent necessity and value of modern technology and therefore neither will you.

    Advice to Management

    To the board, replace your senior staff. Prometric needs an injection of new executive management who have a strong background in new technology, marketing and business concepts. Leaders who have an untainted vission of how technology will propell the company back to profitability and global leader that it was in 2000.
    If you hadn't noticed your company only does well when the economy is doing poorly. In essence you cheat. Its like selling water in a drought. What you do with the cash flow during the drought should set you apart but it never did. You have continually lost market share the your rival and now in an even more competitive market upstarts. In all the years i their i experienced a reoccurring theme, wasteful spending when the flow of revenue was a tsunami. Little to no investment to making the products more efficient, cost effective, modern and most distressing wasting countless opertunities to retire or replace legacy apps and the hideous legacy thinkers. The company's performance in the market place should be reason enough to eviscerate the old guard but i think if you look closely enough the future profitability should be incentive enough to replace the ceo with someone who can flush the rest out.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Decent co-workers, poor senior management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Prometric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Decent benefits (health care, 401k match). Fair amount of autonomy. Some good co-workers below the CFO and CEO.

    Cons

    Poor raises and difficult to get promoted. Promotions typically carry no salary increase, but just a small bump to bonus percentages (8%). CEO is extremely meddlesome and does not welcome view points that differ from his own. CFO does little to stand up for employees or take ownership of the department. Parent company (ETS) is very involved and can be difficult to work with. Most good employees left for better opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Doubt they will listen, but they need to show more appreciation for employees and actually allow people to do their job without interference.


  10. "Terefic Company with Global Focus"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work closely with people throughout the world. Advancement opportunities are available as is flexibility to move across different departments. Senior Management is very engaged in daily operations but employees are empowered to make the decisions necessary. It is a very collaborative environment and one that makes me excited to go to work each day.

    Cons

    Must be willing to work in a fast pace envrionment


  11. "Not a bad internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Prometric as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best paying internship there is, while learning a lot. Nice internship to learn in a professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    The building are made to include, but I did not feel close to my team at all. I did not have much interaction with others.


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