Pearson
3.3 of 5 724 reviews
www.pearson.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Pearson Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.3 724 reviews

                             

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John Fallon

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Sales Rep (Higher Ed)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsControl over your own schedule, supportive mgmt team, great mission for the marketplace.

    ConsTechnology not quite as good as it could be, after hours culture is a little crazy. Employees are often expected to work evenings and early mornings before standard work hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company; hard to move up.

    Community Manager (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsFlexible, good work environment, casual, laid-back, opportunity to learn the publishing business.

    ConsUpper level management, incentives not based on individual performance, hard to move up and grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company. Very caring of their employees even during challenging transition times. New CIO and clear vision.

    Director of IT (Current Employee)
    Old Tappan, NJ

    ProsThey really care about their employees. Challenged with how to address the need to revolutionize the industry and doing a great job attempting to add value to the company and people's lives.

    ConsNo different than other companies faced with change. Those in the company that feel entitled get bitter during times of change. Those able to understand the company position embrace the change and try to help company success even when it impacts them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide openness and clarity as you have this past year. Understand that not everyone will be happy during times of change. Focus on what is right for the consumers of educational products and we will work together to become a better provider.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a chance to improve the world through education. Great benefits, flexible work hours. Telecommute opportunities so you can work from home 1 or 2 days a week.

    ConsContinuous reorganizations are disruptive to staff with very little apparent benefit. Some management and sr management appoint,nets leave you scratching your head. Need to transform publishing groups, but may not have the right leadership in place to accomplish in a timely manner.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire good talent and let them do their jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Customer Support Representative (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsWorking at Pearson is amazing, The people and environment is phenomenal.

    ConsDon't really have anything negative to say about Pearson.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a company with a clear mission and goal

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey are flexible and understand that you have a life outside of work. Company values are excellent

    ConsChallenge would be the pay. However, those that go into education, don't expect to pay 6 figure salaries.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work, but poor moral

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Upper Saddle River, NJ

    ProsGreat time flexibility with work-life issues and overall benefit package. Many talented, professional staff members to learn from.

    ConsToo many reorganizations have created a negative work environment. Employees seem to have little confidence with current corporate direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Constant re-structuring, mediocre leaders.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay and benefits are good, they do their best to be respectful to their employees - even on exit.

    ConsMany people that have been there forever and not kept current. Lots of bureaucracy, more than I have ever seen at any other company making it impossible to get work done. Duplication of effort runs rampant through the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime to re-evaluate the current re-org, and take a close look at your senior leadership team - do they have the right skills to lead the company?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has great potential but good for now

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCompany has good benefits including flextime policy, reasonable paid time offs, summer hours, and casual business dress code. Also, working atmosphere is very friendly. Most managers do not micromanage. Overall, pretty good company to work for.

    ConsConstant restructuring of organization. A lot of talk and promises regarding the goals of the company but still has to show.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to speed up the process on where company wants to be but not to forget our true purpose in education along the way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Old Tappan, NJ

    ProsGreat company, Great product, Great people

    ConsCulture is changing - not sure how it will look at the end of the tunnel

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate and manage the change like a project manager

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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