Pearson Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Usually a great work-life balance if you're in Production or Media (in 71 reviews)

  • Work from home seems pervasive throughout the company (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • It's as if upper management has never been in sales (in 38 reviews)

  • Nobody leaves (which is probably a "pro" for the company) so there's not much room for advancement (in 15 reviews)

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747 Employee Reviews

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  1. Scorer

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    Current Employee - Managing Partiner in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Managing Partiner in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pearson part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, intelligent people decent compensation.

    Cons

    Sometimes the scoring criteria are too esoteric. This results in some confusion among the scorers Also it results in some inconsistency in the scores.

    Advice to Management

    Hire me.


  2. Pearson

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Production Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and people to work for.

    Cons

    Closing Austin Production buildings for good.


  3. Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good leaving pkg for employees

    Cons

    Did not get contract and 200+ employees laid off plus temps


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Its a decent job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good, and so are my hours

    Cons

    Not as friendly as it use to be


  6. Helpful (2)

    Pearson Education

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    Current Employee - Design Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Design Lead in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pearson (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    have great benefits and for the most part designers are not micro managed

    Cons

    the company is in a constant state of reorganization which makes the atmosphere uneasy

    Advice to Management

    pick something and stick with it for at least 6 months


  7. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible working environment in Pearson

    Cons

    none as now that i aware of


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sr.SW Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Technologies. Pay is ok. Opportunity to Grow.

    Cons

    No clear direction. Need to improve on on processes.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Online scorer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, supportive staff, striving hard to ensure accuracy.

    Cons

    Isolation, tedium of scoring multiple essays answering the same prompt.

    Advice to Management

    More time us needed for offline rubric review.


  10. Helpful (7)

    Confused

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, nice people, easy commute, OK work life balance

    Cons

    Egomaniacs rule here. some management abusive and unbending. preaches fairness and equality but does not practice it. Treat employees as chattel, increasingly hostile and unmotivated workers due to over bearing and unbending management. management chooses to break down rather than build up staff. Morale is toxic

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the ego maniacs who have been here too long and think they are the only thing that matters. trust your employees, let them take the lead don't over-manage. Continue to abuse and harass the staff and there will be no staff left.


  11. For such a big company, easy to get lost

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, people are friendly.

    Cons

    As such a big, global company, it's likely you never see your colleagues face-to-face- google hangouts and phone calls are the heavily relied upon means of communication on a normal basis.



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