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.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – January 23, 2018
The College Board hires contractors from across the nation to assist in evaluating PSAT and SAT exams. Seveal times a year, they send materials electronically for contractors to review. While most of the reviews take place online, on at least two occassions contractors are invited to meet with College Board staff in person to discuss exam reviews. Since I'm an independent contractor, I don't receive any benefits.
A typical day at work is verifying some jobs to do, being helpful with others peers. Each work that was done was a challenge for the time in which it should be done. If we did not know something of what was being reviewed, we would consult with a colleague to learn and be able to get the job done in the required time. To be sharing with a colleague in the day to day and get a smile for anything even work tasks was a pleasure and enjoyed that moment.
Administrative Associate (Former Employee) – Newtown, PA – August 24, 2017
There are many inspiring leaders in the comapny, my manager was not one of them unfortunately, although my mentor was. Excellent opportunity to learn and adavance if you were in the right group of management, otherwise many reorganizations and layoffs made for an unstable environment.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Reston, VA – July 10, 2017
The College Board is a great company if you are looking for good work/life balance. The pay is a little under average but the potential for growth is there if you are lucky enough to work for the right manager. The workload is extremely heavy and expectations are high. However, you play as much as you work ( when your work load allows)
Lots of employee events
Management ( some people not qualified to be in management)
Ops & Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – June 28, 2017
The College Board only hires the best employees - each employee you're surrounded with has ample experience in their field and is also a good teacher of his/her position. Through my internship at The College Board, I learned how a good work environment can lead to success.
Data Analyst (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – March 24, 2017
Through internal and external training programs, I obtained technical skills such as SQL, ACCESS, SharePoint...It is a fun place to work with potluck parties, Halloween activities, various holiday and tradition celebrations.