Pearson

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Pearson Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.3 738 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

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John Fallon

(141 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Usually a great work-life balance if you're in Production or Media(in 60 reviews)

  • Almost all of my colleagues with families work from home twice a week(in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of transparency between upper management & finance with the feet on the street(in 32 reviews)

  • IT development teams and operations tend to work long hours(in 25 reviews)

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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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    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 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

    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

     

    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Upper Saddle River, NJ

    ProsVery flexible schedule, friendly work environment.

    ConsPay on the lower end.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust a bit more please.

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAwesome place to work and great culture

    Consconstantly changing which can be intimidating to some people

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

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

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    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) 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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    Great place to work. Not much turnover.

    Manager Procurement (Former Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsBenefits are the best. Salaries are ok, not great. But the benefits far outweigh the delta in salaries. Highly educated workforce.

    ConsSalaries are average but management usually get bonuses. Declined a lot since 2008. And bonuses sometimes disappear if company is not doing well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecent cuts in 2014 were not as transparent. Attrition caused many to leave. That environment does not encourage productivity.

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

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    Great place to make a difference

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) Centennial, CO

    ProsSmart people. Challenging projects. You can use more modern technologies. Hackathons are fun. Innovation is rewarded.

    ConsInfrastructure changes are causing some hiccups. Some parts of the organization have too much red tape involved and that can really slow you down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are a ton of great people at Pearson but there are some bad apples with bad attitudes that tend to bring others down. Let them go and make room for some more positive people.

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

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    Great culture and company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey spend a lot of time on training and making sure you are comfortable coming in. Great benefits and management is within reach to express goals and coworkers are very helpful getting new comers to educate themselves properly. Open resources and open to feedback.

    ConsThere is no real structure for orientation. So at the corporate level where do I find my benefits even if I have them? There are no designated trainers so it's hit or miss how productive your days are starting out.

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