Pearson Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. 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.

  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Assessment Item Writer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assessment Item Writer - Short Term Contractor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assessment Item Writer - Short Term Contractor in Austin, TX

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    flexible schedule (just meet project deadlines), work independently, project managers available for assistance/feedback

    Cons

    No way to know what other projects are available to be considered for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer short term contractors opportunities to enter the company for other projects/ job opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. A good company struggling with a rapidly changing business.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    The benefits are great. If you are working with creative people who want to do innovative things, the job is terrific.

    Cons

    We are a big company, and change can be slow and difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We do need to be more streamlined, but we have well educated customers, and we do need to have enough flexibility to serve different needs of different disciplines.

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  5. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, opportunities for advancement. Good pay. Great culture

    Cons

    poor benefits, fragmented, inefficient, lack of standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep working on corporate change, but don't forget values

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Interesting up and down ride. Good education & technology related work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits coverage. Work from home policy.

    Cons

    Salary not up to the mark

  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Looks great on a resume, but primarily a labor job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Assistant Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Intern - Assistant Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Pearson as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Looks great on a resume when looking for pretty much any management position because you get to lead a team from day one
    -Full-time employees were all very nice, especially the department supervisor and manager
    -They take the necessary time to train you properly
    -They will ask you back if they like you, and it seems like college grads land a supervisor position if they've interned there before

    Cons

    -A lot of physical labor
    -Interns learn pretty much everything by the second or third day
    -Not much to do with the rest of the day once replenishment was complete (I worked in Replenishment)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Please find more for the interns to learn and do, and consider giving them more visible authority once they have proven they are competent

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Project Manager

    • 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

    Pros

    Great company to work for- cares about it's employees.

    Cons

    Going through lots of changes in difficult markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget to help your employees grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    HigherEd is seeing a new day with new CTO

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great People are still left, Morale is improving with new CTO

    Cons

    Things won't change overnight but positive signs are already there, patience may be required to rebuild a good work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rely on your excellent individual contributors to help guide changes based on their expertise with the work at hand

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

    Lots of Change

    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Most people at Pearson are great to work with and want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Upper management can be disconnected from bulk of workforce which can cause confusion around strategy and next steps.

  11. Good

    Current Employee - Operations Manager/Director Radiology
    Current Employee - Operations Manager/Director Radiology

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

    Pros

    Have to read postings to be careful looking at job want.

    Cons

    Would like to select more than one location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing but always reinvent yourself each year.

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