Test Administrator (Current Employee), Bethesda, MD – August 7, 2012
Pros: flexible with school, very easy commute
Cons: not in my field of expertise, not many opportunities for advancement
A typical day of work would include checking test takers' identification, admitting them to take their tests, proctoring the test takers while they took their tests to maintain security , and then deliver the results of the test to the appropriate place. Some other responsibilities were general test center upkeep such as, keeping the test area sanitized – more... and, if need be, doing some repairs on the test center computers.
The hardest part of the job was being able to juggle my work schedule around school, which I was attending full-time. The most enjoyable part was learning about all the different professions that we administered test for. – less
Sr. Assessment Design Coordinator (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – December 12, 2014
My time at Pearson was good. I was able to advance rapidly, starting out in a warehouse/operations environment and ending my career with Pearson on the assessment research & design side of the business. Challenges were regularly presented and often times required strong communication skills in order to engage and enlist the service of others within – more... the organization as well as vendors.
Job security was a concern as Pearson moved with greater focus towards emerging markets and online learning and assessment. In order to align with short-term goals, long-term goals, and efficacy, it was necessary for Pearson to evaluate human resource requirements and ultimately resulted in positions being eliminated.
I enjoyed the opportunity to work for Pearson and am grateful for the opportunity they gave me to gain valuable experience, learn new skills, and work with some truly wonderful people. – less
Developed TestNG Integration tests for RESTful web services
REST QA Java Test Automation Programmer (Former Employee), Denver, CO – December 7, 2014
Pros: great team to work with
Cons: reorganization due to merger
Created and executed TestNG Integration tests for RESTful Web Services. Learned how to build and execute Integration tests using the IDEA Intelli/j IDE. Enjoyed working in a demanding Agile environment.
Pros: freedom to be creative and work at your own pace for the most part
Cons: infrastructure is confusing
I have enjoyed working in such an active sales environment. This company cares deeply about the well-being and success of their customers. Customer service is their first concern. I am responsible for building direct customer relationships and presenting winning sales messages after identifying and qualifying customers needs.
Customer service (Former Employee), Old Tappan, NJ – November 7, 2014
Cons: see review
The job is a dead end temp job. They put you through two weeks of classroom training on order entry. The computer systems are very old and confusing. Then, you have one week of one on one desk training, where another rep helps you take live orders. After that, you are on your own. They give you two SCHEDULED 15 minute breaks, and a SCHEDULED 45 minute – more... lunch. They want you to take as many calls as possible. They monitor calls. The people that work there look miserable. – less
UI Developer (Current Employee), Boston, MA – November 6, 2014
Technical Support Representative (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZ – October 21, 2014
Pros: great pay & has onsite cafeteria
Cons: short lunches and limited hours for cafeteria
Great group of people to work with. Employment here was on a temporary basis for their Back To School time frame. Lunches are short (30 minutes) with no place close to eat. Lunch schedules often made getting food from the cafeteria impossible for lunch.
FORKLIFT OPERATOR (Former Employee), Lebanon, IN – October 8, 2014
Pros: great work atmosphere.
Cons: temporary work.
A typical day at work for me was arriving at 6AM and staying sometimes until 6pm. I would pick products for orders in high destinations, often with the product weighing over 50 pounds. I did this repeatedly the entire shift.