Pearson Interview Questions

Updated Mar 30, 2015
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    Editorial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    I interviewed with the Editorial Assistant currently in the role, the project/program managers on the team, and the editors I'd support. I had to come in to the office for the interview. The process took about 3 hours as there were quite a number of people I met that day.

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    Pearson - Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Pearson (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    I sent my resume and was prompltly called back for a phone interview then an in person interview. During the interview I met with the area and the regional manager as well as with another sales rep. It was casual yet professional.

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    • Do you consider yourself a competitive person? If so, give us an example of it in your everyday life.   1 Answer
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Pearson (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    Process is exceedingly Slow, SLOW, S.L.O.W... unresponsive. Executives late to meetings. Executives unprepared, had not even read resume prior to video conference interview. No response to Thank You notes. Lack of follow-up.

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    • Interviewers asked routine, rudimentary questions, almost seemed distracted or maybe uninterested...possibly just a necessary external interview when an internal candidate was already selected?   Answer Question
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Pearson (Los Angeles, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The process can be fast or slow depending on the people you're working with. I was lucky to work with competent reps who had me at the project round just a few weeks after initially submitting my application online. I would have pursued the opportunity further, if only to interact with the reps again, but an opportunity closer to my skill set appeared before I could complete the project round.

    Interview Questions

    • You'll be tasked with acting as a pseudo-representative and visiting a college or university of your choice in order to gauge the textbook/software situation at that institution, after which you'll write a brief report on how you would employ Pearson's solutions there.   1 Answer
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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Pearson (Glenview, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Process was quick but disappointing in the end.

    I applied online and received an email from HR within a couple days to set up an HR screening.
    He didn’t realize that we actually spoke before when I applied to a similar job several months earlier in
    which I never received an interview. He then quickly set me up this time with a phone interview with the
    Creative Director who is located in Florida.

    Had a phone interview with the Creative Director two days later after talking with HR. Great conversation, easy to talk to. She explained in detailed how the organization is set up, how the team works, what the interview process would be like, and even gave a rough estimate of a start date if selected. She then mentioned the next step is to take a “test”. I was nervous at first but soon found out it was a mini project that I had to do.

    I found this much more easier than answering a bunch stupid textbook quiz questions. Instead I was emailed a zip file that contained a complex Photoshop PSD file and some brief instructions that said I had to create a functional web page using only HTML, CSS, and Javascript that looks exactly like the PSD file. I had the weekend to do it. I actually had a lot of fun doing it, it was challenging and fun at the same time. I zipped my code and emailed it to HR.

    I got scheduled for an in person interview with the hiring manager at their Glenview, IL office the following week, so I assumed someone reviewed and approved of my project work. The Glenview office is an eye sore. It’s under construction, portions of the building have no lights, old desks and tables folded up against the wall. He showed me where I would be sitting , it’s a big open area with a bunch of empty cubicles that planned to get filled in the near future.

    The in person interview I thought went well, but apparently it went too well. The hiring manager seemed surprised to find out how much extensive programming and corporate experience I have. Although the job description was titled Web Developer and it did mentioned the typical languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript, it also mentioned WordPress. Apparently what they are looking for is someone with 80% WordPress and only 20% actual programming. I’m just the opposite, I have about 80% programming and only 20% exposure to Content Management Systems, none with WordPress. He didn’t even mentioned the project that I done, I’m not even sure if he was even aware of it. He did however mentioned that this position has very little coding involved.

    I received a personalized rejection notice two days later, which to me says they weren’t really looking for a Senior Web Developer, they were really looking for a Junior WordPress publisher.

    Interview Questions

    • No hard questions, just a design project that had to be done in a short amount of time.   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Hard to reach people within the company. Never heard response after second interview. The interview process was lengthy. It took over three months when it was all said and done.

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  8. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    Terrible phone interview process. I was contact after I applied online on their corporate website (directed to by our university). The recruiter calls right on the clock, which was good, but she asked me NOTHING about myself. I thought she would have called to discuss my backgrounds and fit with the company, but she was uninterested. Do they hire just anyone? Her first question asked about what I knew about the company and delved into the oddest behavioral questions ever. No responses to my emails and just a generic rejection email couple days later. Couldnt even ask for feedback because she just cut me off.

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  9. Helpful (1)  

    Enrollement Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Pearson (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First phone screening by the recruiter, he then brings you in for an "open house session" as they call it. I can admit I was a bit nervous. As I sat down with 3 different managers for the position. This was my first time doing a group interview session. Very intense process ,unfortunately I did not get the position.

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  10. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    After a phone interview and a few emails, a face to face was quickly arranged. They wanted to fill the position rather quickly. When finally had an in person interview, was not told it would be with more than one person in the room.

    Interview Questions

    • "When did you graduate college?" When this is the first question of the interview, following handshakes, you should walk away. This is just a ploy to find out how old you are. If you are over 40, or have an extensive resume only showing the last 10 years but are obviously a "seasoned" worker, I, and several labor attorneys find this very inappropriate.   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (1)  

    Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Pearson in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied for this position twice. First time - phone recruiter's questions were very generic. Took 2 weeks to get on site interview. Hiring manager seemed overworked and distracted and didn't appear to have a 'set' list of questions. Second time - same phone recruiter asked same questions. I reminded him I had interviewed before. (Long silence while looking up file.) Affirmed I was a strong interview and candidate. I offered to come in for another interview to refresh but was told that wasn't necessary. Took 2 more weeks to get rejection email from recruiter both times.

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