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Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
273 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work-life balance can be upset during busy periods but I've experienced worse (in 71 reviews)

  • Telecommute opportunities so you can work from home 1 or 2 days a week (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of transparency between upper management & finance with the feet on the street (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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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 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.

  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Decent place to work, they like to hire internally, too!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Temporary Project Coordinator in Iowa City, IA
    Current Contractor - Temporary Project Coordinator in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to move up is present

    Cons

    Lots of long hours sitting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great professional learning experience working for Pearson

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pearson has a fascinating and useful array of educational products, from K-12, to higher education, to lifetime learning. In my time at Pearson, my focus was in educational software for helping school-district-state administrators, but Pearson's dramatically-improving internal communication exposed me to many other products that can be used by working professionals like myself, while enrolled in college or university, and to follow my child's education (even if my school or district does not use the company's products).

    I was also able to participate in the implementation of products for the rapidly-evolving world of modern digital curriculum and tools, and this was an exciting opportunity.

    Cons

    Some of Pearson's most prominent products require massive scale and speed, and coordination of many departments to implement. Full cross-communication has improved dramatically in the past few years, yet still has room to improve and become a fully-ingrained component of the culture.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Perdium Consultant
    Former Employee - Perdium Consultant

    I worked at Pearson part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very progressive company to work for.

    Cons

    Low pay for perdium consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people more who are in front of tour customers. Thay can up sell and make your customers happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly company with great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Pearson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People were very passionate about their jobs
    Lots of networking opportunities
    Mentoring and management support

    Cons

    While salary for entry level was low there were opportunities to grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    Work Life balance is good.

    Cons

    Campus is not well equipped with any fun facilties

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