Toefl Ibt Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL TOH-fəl) is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.
Current Contractor - TOEFL Rater says"I have been working at Educational Testing Service for more than 5 years Cons: Pay slashed by $4.00 an hour by this so called "non'profit." Some uppity scoring leaders"
Current Contractor - TOEFL Rater says"I have been working at Educational Testing Service Cons: On-going support from scoring leaders is non-existent. They do monitor your scoring and provide some feedback "depending "on scoring leader. However, when feedback IS given it often contradicts benchmarks and other printed scoring materials. Daily calibrations. Once a rigorous training process in passed, raters should be able to score without a daily calibration (sometimes twice a day). Calibrations should be on par with other ETS programs. Working directly with a person serves raters better."
Current Employee - TOEFL Rater says"I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time for more than 3 years Cons: First of all, after scoring for the company for 2 years and 11 months, I received an email stating that they are decreasing the pay for TOEFL rafters from $18.54 per hour to $15 because they want to pay raters a “comparable” hour rate. This con goes with my second point... The job is provisional so once you put in your availability for the next month, you wait for 2-3 weeks before they can confirm your days. Most of the time, I’m only on the schedule for a only few days per month. Prime example, for January and February 2018 I submitted my availability to be M-F 8:30am-12:30pm everyday for the both months. When my schedule came back, they gave me 1/22/18 as the ONLY day for employment for the month of January and 2/5, 2/6, and 2/12 as the only days for February. Being that the “new” pay went into affect on 2/1/18, that meant in January, I would only bring home $68 after taxes! And in February I should have about $170! This is an insult for someone with a Masters Degree. Fortunately, I’m not the bread winner of the family. I have been actively seeking a new job for 1 1/2 years and once I get one, I will be resigning from ETS. The STRANGE thing is, if I’m not mistaken, the letter came out right as Republicans we’re passing their “tax plan” that was “supposed” to put more money into the pockets of almost all working Americans. This didn’t happen with ETS... they took what little I did have and kept it for themselves."
Current Employee - TOEFL Rater says"I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time for more than 3 years Cons: Recent pay reduction (from over $18/hour to $15/hour) and massive hour reduction (from around 100 hours of work to just 28 hours of work per month, without providing any reason for this reduction)."
Current Employee - TOEFL Rater says"I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time for more than 8 years Cons: The recent cut in TOEFL pay was quite astounding and detrimental for those of us who have offered many years of faithful service. We are a highly educated, experienced, and skilled group of workers doing a job that requires intense concentration--a job that not just anybody can do. Many of us will be accepting the pay cut while looking elsewhere for work. We were told to accept the new rate or decline and we would be dismissed. I also know Test takers pay quite a bit to take these tests. These kind of measures do not build loyalty in employees. Very sad."
Current Employee - TOEFL Rater says"I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time Cons: No guarantee of work Frequent last-minute shift cancellations Recently reduced pay Very bureaucratic"
Former Employee - TOEFL Rater says"I worked at Educational Testing Service full-time for more than 5 years Cons: shifts cancelled repeatedly scoring leaders inconsistent no benefits other than 403b CUT PAY BY 25% in an EMAIL with no recourse"
Current Employee - TOEFL Rater says"I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time for more than 5 years Cons: Perhaps you miss the good old days when you could slave away at a Dickensian workhouse, or labor in the backbreaking cotton fields of Ol' Dixie? Maybe you wish you were back in the time of the Pharoahs, helping to build one of those awesome pyramids? Well, look no farther than ETS. This is a company where you can work your very hardest for over five years without a pay raise and then be rewarded with a .... ((((drum roll)))) .... pay CUT!!! And they'll throw in a few reduced hours and nasty comments from scoring leaders who have undoubtedly become embittered by working for a soulless corporation for too many years. Yes, all this can be yours ... so don't hesitate to apply for a scoring job here. Oh, and you'll have the great responsibility of making decisions that can ultimately affect a test-taker's entire future, once a minute, knowing that every decision could be overseen and criticized by a faceless supervisor and possibly lead to your immediate termination if you make the wrong one. But what the hey ... those slaves on the pyramids could have laid a stone wrong and the whole structure would have come toppling down, and they worked for nothing."
Current Employee - TOEFL Rater says"I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time for more than 3 years Cons: Management tells us how valued we are and in the same breath offers continued employment with a pay cut through a survey."
Current Employee - TOEFL Rater says"I have been working at Educational Testing Service part-time for more than 8 years Cons: After being with them for several years with no increase, no appreciation, nothing they just sent an email with a PAY REDUCTION choice or QUIT. This company is a joke."