NCS Pearson

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NCS Pearson Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
76 Reviews
3.8
76 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent company, good work-life balance, (in 5 reviews)

  • HR is very supportive and benefits are good (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • They do tell you the scoring schedule window is an estimate (in 9 reviews)

  • Training criteria changes throughout a project, making it confusing for scorers to score accurately (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not a lot of crosstraining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at NCS Pearson

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and work from home options; good vacation policy

    Cons

    Constant reorganization and management changes and declining market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within and offer more.generous salaries and bonuses to those not in sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCS Pearson

    Pros

    Work balance, career path,personal growth,flexible hours

    Cons

    None.absolutely good company. I recommend this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    scorer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scorer in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Scorer in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at NCS Pearson

    Pros

    like the projects and length of projects

    Cons

    temporary contract work that can only be done by doing home scoring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Academic Consultant at Pearson

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCS Pearson

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent salary.
    Nice offices and people environment.
    Satisfactory support for employees to perform their duties.

    Cons

    Much micromanagement makes professionals feel not valued.
    Salary increases lower than inflation.
    Bonus is performance evaluation related but the criteria under which personnel is evaluated in unclear at best.

  6.  

    Pearson is family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at NCS Pearson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great products and great benefits! I learned so much working with such great people. It has a family oriented feel at work.

    Cons

    Lots of change going on right now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Some Good and Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Service Advisor in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Student Service Advisor in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I have been working at NCS Pearson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours
    great benefits
    none stressful role

    Cons

    no opportunity for growth
    Low pay
    A lot cliches promotion not from experience but who you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embanet was purchased by pearson about two years ago. The old management still play the "if you are in the cliche" we will suggest you for promotion if not we wont.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    system admin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator

    I have been working at NCS Pearson full-time

    Pros

    good company to stay long term

    Cons

    work life isn't balance here

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    flexible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Remote Scorer in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Remote Scorer in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at NCS Pearson as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Once you're hired and have proven your abilities, you will be asked back for future assignments. And declining an assignment does not negatively impact your options for future jobs.

    Cons

    They do tell you the scoring schedule window is an estimate. But, if you're expecting to get a certain number of hours on certain days, it's all dependent upon how many responses are loaded into the system and how many scorers are working at that particular time. The beginning of a project is the most erratic. After a few days, there's usually a smother flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Something really needs to be changed regarding the reading rubrics. So, so very many scores are subjective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scoring Support in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Scoring Support in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at NCS Pearson as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hours, the people you work you with, non stress job

    Cons

    Seasonal Position, towards the end of employment was laid off more than I worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let your dedicated employees go, just because they are in a temp position try to promote them to a more permanent postion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent company, good work-life balance, moderate salary levels

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Research in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - User Experience Research in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at NCS Pearson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent company, good work-life balance,

    Cons

    Moderate salary levels, no good career path for UX professionals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better project managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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