Senior Director, Business Development and Strategy (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – September 14, 2018
ETS is bureaucratic and risk-averse. Collectively they are afraid to try to put new ideas into practice. It is a place where employees are punished for a new idea failing, and not rewarded when a new idea succeeds.
Professional Scorer (Current Employee) – Princeton, NJ – September 4, 2018
It was a cool gig. No real means of advancement. Limited number of gigs to work. The pay is also limited, but it held me down. I am grateful for the opportunity to work for them. However, right now, I need something full-time and permanent.
Professional Scorer (Current Employee) – Princeton, NJ – September 3, 2018
There are not a lot of legitimate work from home options, but this is one of them! So glad I found them. I am able to stay home with my children and still bring in some extra income. This is a great fit for me and my goals. It is also fulfilling. Reading these essays helps keep me sharp and a lot of them are very interesting.
Have to work specific shifts instead of just when you can each day
Scorer/Reader (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – August 29, 2018
This was an online at-home position. I really enjoyed the experience that I gained scoring student written language arts essays. Very fulfilling work and contributed to my experience in seeking a teaching position without having a teaching degree.
work from home; create own schedule
work hours were pst, not enough work hours offered sometimes
Administrative I Clerk (Current Employee) – Ewing, NJ – August 24, 2018
I enjoyed working in RESO, my team leader is amazing she teaches us a lot. we are team players and work with others when they need assistants. typical day work. Learned how to investigate cases. Management is offended out. Culture of the work place is everyone have there own group of people the congregate with. The hardest part is grading.
In this job, I am considered an at-will employee who has to apply for each program within the company. We receive no benefits. You submit your availability for each program, and are matched up with shifts if there's work. Shifts may be cancelled without notice, and you may not get paid if they are cancelled far enough out from the start time.
Rater (Current Employee) – Home Based – August 11, 2018
I have worked as a remote scorer for a long time and absolutely love the position. My colleagues are intelligent and dedicated. Work/life balance is superb. The only negative is that the pay has decreased over the years. For such an important job, raters should be paid more than the "barely-above-minimum" wage compensation and offered raises with time and improvement. The company is clear, however, that it is a part-time position and should be considered supplemental income.
Fantastic work team, interesting and intellectually stimulating, work from home.
GRE Rater (Former Employee) – Online – August 8, 2018
This January, ETS sent GRE raters an impersonal, unapologetic email saying that they were lowering rater pay from $20/hour to $15/hour to conform to "industry standards." A link was included to a survey for us to decide whether or not we wanted to continue working for ETS. This opaque, robotic approach is very characteristic of my experience as a rater for GRE. Training and feedback were both minimal. Scoring leaders were slightly more human at times, but often rude or with a questionable understanding of test scoring. Raters are kept completely in the dark about their performance, scheduling, opportunities for advancement, etc. You also don't get many hours, and it's extremely unreliable from month to month. Easy to cancel your shifts, but they can also cancel on you. Impossible to predict your income as a rater.
flexible, work from home job
inexplicable pay decrease, few hours, canceled shifts, poor supervision, robotic
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – July 29, 2018
Always strives to achieve company directives mostly in terms of documentation for existing processes and procedures. Learned the importance of good documentation especially for Standard Operational Procedures. Workplace culture is hardworking and collaborative. Hardest part of job is using new tools without training when trying to adhere to standards. Most enjoyable is deploying a project into production.
Technical Project Lead (Former Employee) – Lawrenceville, NJ – July 24, 2018
It was a great place to work and I thought I'd retire from there someday, of my own free will. However, market and corporate culture changed how they viewed/valued the people that built the corporation.
I would go back, if I could. I still loved the people that I worked with and applications that I supported.
Competitive salary and benefits will make you want to stay. Better than most places.
Not bad for part-time work, but could use some improvements.
Rater (Current Employee) – Online – July 21, 2018
Basics: 1. part-time 2. inconsistent - work can be scheduled or cancelled at a moment's notice 3. very little communication 4. no real heirarchy - you don't really have a boss, so using ETS on job applications is difficult 5. decent pay - between $11-$15/hr 6. usually only 4 or 8 hour shifts with preference given to 8 hour shifts 7. working online staring at a computer screen 8. often the ONE system used by ETS has technical issues that make it difficult to complete your job in a timely fashion 9. tedious work grading papers 10. scoring rubrics are not as objective as ETS would like you to believe 11. no real information about your job performance unless it's negative 12. can only do the work from a computer, no tablets or mobile devices work with the ONE system 13. easy to apply and work for multiple tests within the company 14. when a test that you score for is cancelled, they usually recommend another one to you 15. training is often long and tedious, is required, and rarely introduces new information 16. possibility for advancement, but it's rare 17. you choose your own schedule, but ETS gets the final say on if you actually work or not during the days you choose
decent pay for part-time work, online, schedule the hours you want to work
limited job performance feedback, subjective scoring rubrics, inconsistent work hours, little chance for upward mobility
Rater and Score Leader, ETS (Current Employee) – Remote – July 21, 2018
I have worked for ETS for the past 3 years as a remote Scorer and have enjoyed it. I like working from home but wish the hours were more consistent. For my programs, peak season is April/May and December and you can work everyday. The job requires a lot of focus in order to score accurately and you really don't get much feedback, but I have enjoyed it. There is little room for advancement as a remote scorer and my pay rate has not changed since I started working. My main complaint is I just wish I could get enough hours to cover my bills.
CAASPP RATER (Former Employee) – Remote – July 19, 2018
ETS has a great recruiting program, however, they lack advancement opportunities paid at a fair rate. For instance, if you would like to become a rater supervisor, the pay is only $2 more of that of a regular rater. Therefore, the incentive to take on more responsibility keeping in contact with fellow raters and providing them with feedback is pretty slim.