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How are the working hours?

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You can end up with 3 to 6 hours in a week, or grueling 13 hour days. If you're the one in the office who is flexible, you work usually 13 hours or more every Saturday - the only way to get needed hours.

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As the company increases testing capacity in its centers, open days are fewer and schedules are cramming the maximum numbers into very few open days. You can be scheduled for 12-13 hour days that will disappear without much notice. Depending upon the testing center, jobs are advertised as 10-15 hours per week. For me that minimum was essential to meet my living expenses. Now you can end up with 10-15 per month, it appears, all sorts of strange hours such as being sent home after 3 hours because while there may be capacity scheduling for the morning, the rest of the day will be canceled for one administrator. Tricky, Pearson - all designed to cut hours.

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No he trabajado en esta empresa pero me gustarĂ­a mucho hacerlo

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Very flexible hours, but not a full time job for the most part. Some Saturdays are required, but your evenings are free.

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Sparse. 8-10 hrs weekly and EVERY Saturday

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Nice working experience with Pearson

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Flexible hours, but that also means the company has flexibility with your hours. Usually 50+ hours/week. In IT, you always have to call or go to the office in the evenings and weekends to work with overseas counterparts or just local. Because IT work is always off hours on top of your regular day, you are expected to work all of the overtime without pay. One comp day does not pay the bills or make up lost time with the family.

Answered - IT Project Manager (Former Employee) - Iowa City, IA

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Fine, although often more than the standard work week as fewer and fewer people have to do more and more.

Answered - Manager (Former Employee) - Hoboken, NJ

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Grueling during the spring and summer. We were instructed that we shouldn't make any vacation plans during the spring or summer without at least a month's notice.

Answered - Assessment Specialist - Mathematics (Former Employee) - San Antonio, TX

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Great. Hours are very flexible but more based on individual management.

Answered - Operations Management/Sales Support (Current Employee) - Boston, MA

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