Pearson Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Seasonal Employee in San Juan, PR
    Current Freelancer - Seasonal Employee in San Juan, PR

    I have been working at Pearson (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary. Awesome coworkers. Nice, professional environment.

    Cons

    If you get to work with clients (teachers and professors), you'll find that they can be very stubborn.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing a good job. Expand technology!!

  2. Great work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Pearson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Middle Management is friendly and supportive

    Cons

    Senior Management is not forthcoming with employees.

  3. Amazing!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment

    Cons

    Communication between teams could be improved.

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  5. Focusing on Tech, Leadership Constantly Changing

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pearson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work Life Balance
    Work From Home Fridays
    Ping Pong Table
    Video Games

    There's just a feeling in the Boston office that we're a publishing company turning tech. So there are a lot of changes and I honestly feel like I have an impact even in such a global, large company. Everyone wants the same thing: to make the software better. To make education practices better. They also seem to take care of their own. Promoting from within versus hiring. This makes it so your manager actually knows the product they're in charge of.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy, especially because of all the fundamental changes occurring at Pearson in a global level. It's an old company that has its hands in a lot of places is redefining itself. Because of this, managers and higher ups don't exactly know where they stand and therefore leave.

    Advice to Management

    You're focusing on tech and that's good for your future, but some aspects are still clinging to old ways and don't want to adapt. This is bad. Squash this. Adapt or fail.

  6. It's a good place!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative, transformative, challenging, caring, flexible.

    Cons

    Not defined paths for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication.

  7. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Supervisor in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Support Supervisor in Chandler, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very diverse and looks to promote within. Many opportunities to grow with organization. very generous benefits and pay.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  8. Helpful (1)

    limited growth

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    The timing is flexible, once you have established your credibility.

    Cons

    Work gets repetitive from year to year
    Very limited time to grow professionally once involved in a project

  9. Services Specialist

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership and culture of the organization

    Cons

    Size of the organization; sometimes difficult to determine where to go for answers

  10. Helpful (3)

    Good people, but lots of re-configuring of roles results in stress for everyone.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Everyone is pretty passionate about getting things done. People do want to work together.

    Cons

    Job titles have been reworked and people are confused about what they need to do, so there's a LOT of passing the buck and placing blame on others for failures.

    Lower-level positions do not pay a living wage for the area in which the office is located. You need a second job to afford your rent.

  11. Nice place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    excellent salary and benefits and supportive managers.

    Cons

    opportunities for promotion and growth.

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