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Updated October 4, 2016
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  1. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This is a great company to work at. They offer lots of opportunities to get involved in many different departments. Lots of room for advancement. Team environment with great management.

    Cons

    No real benefits for hourly workers. They offer sick leave and vacation for salaried people. No health insurance or 401k program.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of attention is paid to the teachers of the classes and their pay rates are very high. I'd recommend investing more in the administrative staff. We are the people selling the products. It would be great to have some perks like sales people have at other companies.


  2. "Easy work, but difficult people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Job was fairly easy and straightfoward
    Good for a college grad as a transitional gig

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    Poor management
    Customers were often rude and entitled
    No benefits


  3. "Good Pay for Workload"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Testmasters full-time

    Pros

    Not difficult to understand the material that you must know in order to prove why TestMasters is better than other companies.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is just not there, so it gets very boring. Also, the training period does not really matter and the pay during training is a lot less.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have advice to give to the management. The owner and founder is very involved and everyone seems fairly nice thus far.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Testmasters part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good for the industry
    They treat you honestly and respectfully
    Very flexible, you can opt out of a term and come back later, no problems

    Cons

    Very little work available outside of major markets
    Pay has gone down since the height of the LSAT boom
    They're kind of disorganized, not much happens except last minute
    Not much opportunity for growth


  6. "A well-paying teaching gig with an administration that is mostly responsive to employee concerns."

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    Current Employee - LSAT Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - LSAT Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
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    I have been working at Testmasters part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great base salary ($40- teaching, $50- tutoring, $10-prep, $20- online support)
    - Room for a raise after around 2 years
    - Mostly excellent communication between employer and employee
    - There is oversight, but not too much; allows for a nice amount of independence

    Cons

    - Limited tutoring opportunities if you're not in a large city
    - Very restrictive non-compete agreement
    - Obsessive company culture encourages work for more than what is logged (ie: prep hours are limited, yet prep takes longer than what is allotted)
    - Long periods of virtually zero employment and some cycles where classes might not run at all if enrollment isn't met
    - No benefits, even if working full-time

    Advice to Management

    Offer benefits.


  7. "Great pay, flexible hours"

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    Former Employee - LSAT Instructor
    Former Employee - LSAT Instructor
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Testmasters part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hourly rate, flexible hours, quality product, good training and materials.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get classes.


  8. "Great LSAT teaching gig."

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Santa Monica, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Testmasters part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I worked there it was $30/hr for classroom instruction, $60/hr for tutoring, with more money available if you were willing to travel. Very hands-off with regard to style; the materials amount to outlines and you aren't confined to a script as long as you hit the major points.

    Cons

    No regional offices, everything is run through California. Little direct feedback aside from the absence of complaints and continuing to receive assignments.


  9. "Good side job as an undergraduate student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Testmasters part-time

    Pros

    Schedule is doable, and the coordinators are nice. Easy company to work with.

    Cons

    The coordinators do switch which will change up the times on when you actually receive the information and instructions. You have to remind some of them that they didn't send them.


  10. "Great Company, but overly aggressive with IP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High pay, excellent relocation packages (food stipend, rental car+gas, hotel, airfare).

    Cons

    Insane training program (~2/3rds of people who show up end up getting cut), limited hours. They are very agressive about defending their intellectual property: they are known for suing people who, for instance, resell their books on eBay.

    Advice to Management

    You can defend your IP without resorting to threats of lawsuits or other aggressive tactics. Make a product that people will want to buy.


  11. "Great part-time gig"

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Testmasters part-time

    Pros

    Good training, good materials, fun work.

    Cons

    Limited hours available, no benefits.



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