Was a strong company that folks wanted to retire at. No longer.
Manager (Current Employee) – Dover, NH – June 8, 2016
The company expects too much. Rather than onboarding with enough resources, they plan on their salary employees working 100+ hours a pay period. Expected to be on call around the clock and on weekends for many months. Moral is very low and some of the "fresh" hires from other organizations are trying to impose standards that take away from what we are known for. The company has lost its identity. There is no real focus or understanding of who and what we are anymore. Lots of initiatives that are dumped at the first sign of trouble rather than trying to improve.
A lot of hardworking, caring, and considerate workers who are tired and overworked. The more you excel at your job, the more you are expected to give with little to no recognition or compensation.
Cheap Vending Machines, On-site gym
Disconnected ELG. Functional Group Silos. Unrealistic expectations and almost no work/life balance.
Web Designer (Former Employee) – Dover, NH – June 7, 2016
I had a great time making a website for Measured Progress. They were friendly and communicative.
They clearly laid out what they wanted me to accomplish, and gave me the tools I needed to accomplish it. I've worked with Measured Progress in the past, and they've always provided exemplary employment practices.
Measured Progress is an industry leader in the development of customized, K-12 student assessments. Founded in 1983 (as Advanced Systems in Measurement and Evaluation) with initial contracts in Maine and Massachusetts, the company was a pioneer in authentic, standards-based assessments that contributed to teaching and learning. Our current and recent projects have provided assessment solutions for upwards of 2.5 million students. We’ve worked with state departments of education on summative assessments in more than 20 states, and we provide formative assessment solutions for teachers in hundreds of districts nationwide.
Great people and a pleasant work environment
A non-profit, the compensation and benefits conservative
The education assessment industry is under tremendous strain at the moment. I suspect that all companies in this industry are experiencing volatility - and are each needing to find effective ways to respond to the market while retaining a qualified work force.
Accounts Payable Clerk II (Former Employee) – Dover, NH – April 2, 2015
Was able to receive on-the-job training in the accounts payable group. Company very family-oriented; never a problem if I had to be out for an extended period of time. I thank MP for the chance to better me, as an employee and as a person.
Desktop Support Technician II (Current Employee) – Dover, NH – September 4, 2014
The Measured Progress family--peers and colleagues--make working here a great experience. I've never come across someone that wasn't willing to pitch in and help others along the way. Typical workday will be stright out busy. Some projects are over due due to not enough people to manage the load. Some Mid-level managers/directors also provide immense value to the organization and to their respective departments/teams while others do not. Benefits are exceptional but salaries could be more on par with local companies.
healthcare benefits, flexable work hours
to much work, not enough workers, severely underpayed staff, higher executives still make their industry standard salaries ($300k+).
Working at the State Park was great, aside from having to write people tickets for their meters expiring. I learned a lot about humility and a lot about how to help people calm their emotions-- great customer service skill building. I never rushed my job-- I always made sure I spent a good amount of time at each vehicle if I had a ticket to write, because many times the person who was late was only late by a few minutes, and they'd show up while I was there. I enjoyed that (and so did they!). It worked in my favor too, because if I took 5 minutes to write the ticket, and I end up with an irate person with a ticket waving in my face, I can politely tell them that I spent a long time waiting at their vehicle, and that was the grace period. Most people are okay with that and accept that. The job taught me a lot, plus I literally got to walk along the beach/walkway, soaking up the sunshine. Sure, I had to remain vigilant and patrol the beach parking lots, but I enjoyed the customer service aspect of the job: greeting tourists and day-visitors, assisting the disabled with proper access to our beaches, and otherwise making sure people have a nice visit while at our parks.
beach, great coworkers, decent pay, fun job when not giving tickets
hot/extreme weather, irate customers, no benefits, dangerous job