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temp job
Test Proctor (Former Employee) –  College Park, GAAugust 14, 2018
This was just a short term temp position, not much to say about it. Fair pay, boring job. Easy, good hours. Random assignments, not enough work to live on
Pros
good pay
Cons
boring
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Clear sense of mission
Executive Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 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.
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Assessment Writer (Current Employee) –  Long Beach, CAAugust 6, 2018
As a private contractor for College Board, I really enjoyed both the work and the communication between my supervisor and our team. I have no complaints.
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Assistant Director (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAAugust 3, 2018
Great environment with amazing coworkers. Everyone is very open and friendly. Communication between departments is slowly getting better than when I first started. Benefits are the best!
Pros
Lots of fun events
Cons
Advancement
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Good work environment
Sr QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJuly 19, 2018
College board is one of the best companies that i worked so far. They respect employees and give more freedom. There is no discrimation among the employees.
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Decent place to work with management issues
Senior Database Solutions Architect Consultant (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAJune 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.
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Benefits
Cons
pay
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indeed
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAJune 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
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Great Company
Director of Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAMay 30, 2018
This is a great company... they truly believe in the mission statement. I highly recommend working here. A place where you can grow at a personal and professional level.
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Management could have been more effective.
Associate Research Scientist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 27, 2018
When I was there, the management was very weak. Inability to make decisions to initiate and/or complete projects.

Testing programs functioned as silos.
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Great Place for Young People
Employee (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 21, 2018
Recommended for young professionals with no family and no outside hobbies or interests. High stress, fast paced work environment with little room for mistakes.
Pros
benefits are outstanding
Cons
constant travel, aggressive meeting schedule
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Associate Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 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.
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Productive Place to Work
IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAApril 18, 2018
There is a recent push towards moving to the Cloud which has caused some anxiety among employees. Otherwise it has been a largely stable and fun place to work with great benefits.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Push to move to the cloud has created some challenges
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Good Workplace
Quality Control Analyst (Former Employee) –  Vienna, VAApril 18, 2018
I worked on a temporary project for the company. It was a great experience. I met and interacted with different people from various and different background.
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Its a buddy buddy atmosphere
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Duluth, GAApril 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.
Pros
They had events with free meals about twice a month and fully stocked break room.
Cons
Everything else
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Great Place to work and very good company
Data Consultant (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAMarch 29, 2018
I enjoy working here at College Board. It is a great organization that is always progressing. The management is great and everything seemed to be pretty well handled. Great place to work overall.
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Ok
Contractor/Customer Care Consultant (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAFebruary 24, 2018
Was a contract employee which meant they really had no work for me to do or wanted to train me since I would not be staying. Could come and go as I pleased.
Pros
Breaks
Cons
Poor management
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Changing of the business model drove down corporate culture
Manager of Network and VOIP Engineer (Former Employee) –  Reston, VA 20190February 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.
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ok
Senior QA Engineer (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAFebruary 21, 2018
This is a good place for work but not very transperent. The management can do better job for employees to give more training about the projects and give good notices.
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Productive and supportive workspace
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Cutler, FLFebruary 10, 2018
My co-worker are usually very willing to help and support each other, there are no physical or verbal fights and the managers are understanding about situations at home.
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Often great
Manager (Current Employee) –  CAFebruary 9, 2018
Mission, Benefits, College savings plan for children
Travel, hours, subpar technology negatively affects staff and clients, who are the people trying to run schools.
Pros
Mission, Benefits, College savings plan for children
Cons
Travel, hours, subpar technology negatively affects staff and clients
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