Executive Director (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 13, 2018
The College Board is a mission oriented organization. That mission is to level the playing field of education in this country. While lofty, the Board does have the resources and influence to actually make it happen.
Senior Database Solutions Architect Consultant (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – June 18, 2018
Good technology, good access to tools, but questionable management direction and less than market pay makes this tough unless you're committed to the cause for the long term so as to take advantage of benefits.
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – June 5, 2018
and placing interns; communicating with sponsoring managers, coordinating summer socials and following-up to ensure a successful experience for both the intern and the sponsoring department. · Manages the full on-boarding process for employees. This includes working with managers to ensure that all necessary paperwork and on-line forms are completed in a timely manner, providing and coordinating initial benefits orientation for staff, assisting with online benefits enrollment processes, and ensuring all required employee information is accurately provided to headquarters and appropriate files are maintained locally. · Assist the HR Department with key projects that address and support efficient business practices and promote employee morale. · Work with recruiting team members to
Associate Director (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 17, 2018
very political environment. promotions are based on who you know, not how well you do your job or how well you can perform at a higher level. lots of meetings and not enough time to actually do work. so many meetings are held that the president had to implement policies around not holding meetings on Fridays to give people time to finish their work for the week, and to cut meetings short by 5 minutes, to give people time to get to their next meeting.
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – April 9, 2018
That's about it--either you are in or not- Bery friendly in the beginning but watch out. It's a 5-month probationary period and Georgia is a right to work state People will talk about you behind your back and act friendly to your face. People who are promoted are--either in with the buddy and just promoted cause they like you -- or they like you-you have worked your tail off and now have 5 managers who want everything NOW.
They had events with free meals about twice a month and fully stocked break room.
Changing of the business model drove down corporate culture
Manager of Network and VOIP Engineer (Former Employee) – Reston, VA 20190 – February 23, 2018
Work/life balance was adequate until they changed their business model to support state business.
Their only competition, the ACT, passed them up in quality and advanced technology. It drove the company to broker a new way of doing business connecting to school districts in which to provide their services. Rather than taking time to assess risk and change impact , C-level staff chose to drive forward at full speed not taking into the account the technical implications that resulted.
IT turnover has since shot up and the intellectual property of managing a complicated service delivery model has increased service risk exponentially.
The Collegeboard has a great mission, however, if you like extreme challenges technical challenges and navigating complicated politics, this place is for you.