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Updated 14 Jun 2019

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81%
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Saul Nassé
14 Ratings
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  1. "A great place to work and grow professionally"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Assessment full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for development, flexible working, possible to get funding for further education and training, great salary and benefits, great colleagues, lots of secondment options.

    Cons

    Slow and resistant to change, but it's moving in the right direction!

    Cambridge Assessment2019-02-25
  2. "Payment not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cambridge Assessment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely team, I had plenty to learn, devoted people

    Cons

    Lower payment in comparison with the market.

    Cambridge Assessment2019-06-14
  3. "Forward-thinking and customer-centric"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Assessment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Inspiring company to work for with exciting plans for the future of learning and assessment. There is a real 'family feel' despite being a large company.

    Cons

    Inconsistencies in line managers' approaches to their responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce regular and compulsory top-up training for line managers.

    Cambridge Assessment2019-05-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Assessment part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People genuinely care about the difference their work makes to the world, flexible working is widely accommodated, funky new working environment, great food offering and subsidies. Lots of opportunities for development. The new CEO is up for the challenge of transforming the business. Lots of creative and fun events aimed at bringing people together. The new CEO is visionary and if anyone can make the changes needed,...

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    Cons

    Too much of a talking shop, it's rare for any tangible change or action to happen. The investment in transformation, events, training etc is apparently significant and arguably has not yielded much of a return. The same issues are repeatedly discussed and debated over years with no action or change. This can be very frustrating if you are someone who enjoys tangible outputs and who has a keen sense of achievement. People...

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    Advice to Management

    Deal with the widely-known blockers to progress and change within the business, take steps to stop the haemorrhaging of well-regarded talent and set a better example yourselves.

    Cambridge Assessment2019-06-12
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Weak leadership, entitled workforce - beware!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Assessment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Food served is fantastic - great choice, quality and value. Over the top subsidy given it’s a part of publicly funded institution, but enjoy it.

    Cons

    The hastily appointed 2nd choice CEO stated his favorite 3 things about the job are the food offering; the business-class travel (which is ridiculously excessive and has no oversight in this place); and then he finally remembered what he was there for: the opportunity to help people prove their skills to the world... Pitiful lack of business-sense with a bloated finance dept stuck in 1980s. OCR/CIE/Camb English spend...

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    Advice to Management

    If you’re going to make bold mission statements (which are great), then they have to be time-bound with a goal date (otherwise they are nonsense)

    Cambridge Assessment2019-06-02

    Cambridge Assessment Response

    June 10, 2019Group Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you for sharing your review of working at Cambridge Assessment, which in isolation paints quite a different picture of the transformation our organisation is currently undergoing. We are excited about how we are building the technology to support our future ambitions and put ...

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  6. "Development Project Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Assessment full-time

    Pros

    Internal opportunities are frequent and easy to locate

    Cons

    Traditional thinking by most SMT throughout the organisation are still taking a while to disappear.

    Cambridge Assessment2019-04-15
  7. "Coordinator"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cambridge Assessment full-time

      Pros

      Great people and no blame culture

      Cons

      Couldn't move up the ladder

      Cambridge Assessment2019-04-01
    • Helpful (2)

      "Strict"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cambridge Assessment full-time

      Pros

      Good food good building i guess

      Cons

      Terrible environment bad management .

      Cambridge Assessment2019-05-04
    • "Good company overall"

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      Former Employee - Finance in Cambridge, East of England, England

      I worked at Cambridge Assessment part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Open plan modern office, discounted canteens, good pension, some flexibility

      Cons

      Some managers are not motivated or enthusiastic to inspire their teams, work can be done very slowly as not clear who should take resposibility, outdated systems

      Cambridge Assessment2019-04-07
    • "Illustrator"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cambridge Assessment full-time

      Pros

      No late hours are expected.

      Cons

      No room for professional growth or movement.

      Advice to Management

      I have no advice for management.

      Cambridge Assessment2019-04-06
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