Pearson Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2015
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    Phone Interview- Screening and role play. In Person Interview- More screening and resume discussion. Campus Project- Go out on a solo mission and "act" as if you are a rep. Lengthy and detailed report to follow. Technology Demonstration- (Role play) Pitch a sales presentation of learning technology to "professors." Also, they give you scenarios. *Final Interview- This step is TBD, but I had an "extra interview" in person with a regional VP. (This step is usually over the phone) Yes, it's that competitive! This process is grueling and very long, mine ran 2-3 months. They make sure they weed out those who want it, from those who don't. It's a very competitive process so bring your A-Game and focus only on this process. It's hard to juggle multiple processes when trying to give this one your all. Remember, you could be competing with people from the industry, so show how you can bring something different to the table.

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    Field Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Multi step process: 1. Initial email screening (4-5 questions) 2. Phone interview with District manager (30mins) 3. Face to face interview with District Manager & Regional Manager (1.5 hours) Resume walk, Q&A 4. Campus Project (Google this for samples; assigned campus for a day with goal to interview as many professors as possible within Pearson's disciplines/Experience a day in the life of a rep) 5. Develop campus project report detailing your prep for and execution of your campus project. 6. Face to face interview with District Manager, Regional Manager, Tech Specialist (1.5+ hours) Campus project report walk through, reflection, technology demo/role play, Q&A with panel 7. Phone interview with VP (30-40 mins)

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach a professor who isn't pleased with their current textbook company?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiations; offer made

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    Scorer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    There was not a traditional "interview". I applied online and filled out a questionnaire of sorts. It asked me some situational questions about my experience working with a team. Really typical questions, nothing difficult to answer. Next day I got a call with a job offer saying I could come in and sign my contract.

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    • How would you give someone constructive criticism?   1 Answer
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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Iowa City, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pearson (Iowa City, IA).

    Interview

    The hiring process was a breeze. The interviewers were really excited and spent half of the time up selling the company. They didn't even ask any of the standard trick questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most exciting thing you have worked on this week? How would you merge two files and ensure there are no duplicates?   Answer Question
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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    Thoughtful discussion with hiring manager and other sales managers on what the job entails, a project consisting of taking a closer look at the roles you play in the job every day, interview conversations with several tiers of management.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you rank the job responsibilities a district sales manager has?   1 Answer
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    Proctor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Daly City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pearson (Daly City, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring process was a quick process that took under a week. First I had two phone interviews which took under 30 minutes. Then they let me know that I have been hired and would like me to go into the site and have a face to face meeting and get all the paperwork filled out. It was quite simple. Then they will give you all the log-ins and start your computer training on your next scheduled date.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with an angry customer   Answer Question
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    Scorer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pearson in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online. Submitted my application, resume, and cover letter. I included my education and work experience. I received an email back confirming their receipt of my application, etc and that they would retain it for future openings. A year later I received an email stating they reviewed my resume and have an employment Offer. I am presently employed with Pearson.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have a college degree   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None

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    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Old Tappan, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pearson (Old Tappan, NJ).

    Interview

    Pretty much a standard interview, I went to the job location, was asked a series of standard questions, took maybe a hour, and then i was told they would be in touch. About a week later I was hired.

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    Scorer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    At the time I worked at Pearson they placed and ad in the paper and online, you are required to have a Bachelor's degree, then after you applied you would receive and email with what to do next, and met with the HR Manager on site, bringing in your IDs, degree, etc, had undergo background checks and told when the position would begin.

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    • Interview process pretty easy, they reviewed your resume asked few basic questions.   Answer Question
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    Technical Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    The interview process was straight forward; the usual technical aptitude questions and standard people skills questions. The Hiring process, however, took what seemed like forever. They do a thorough background check and this process can take a very long time.

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