Pearson
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A strong company that has everything it needs to make great products, but sometimes moves slowly.

Managing Editor (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Pearson

ProsThe company attracts many people who are committed to producing high-quality educational materials and their enthusiasm is contagious. The company also is willing to invest in continually improving products and responding to the market, so you feel like you're working on the "winning team." Also, many managers are supportive of flexible schedules and the company overall has policies to support work-life balance.

ConsIt's an enormous company and as a result there are some systems and processes that actually impede productivity. The culture makes it hard to move quickly and make necessary changes. Management sometimes errs on the side of trying to get consensus or make change democratically, when sometimes we might be better served by a more clear vision and an authoritative and speedy execution of decisions and organizational changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement sometimes errs on the side of trying to get consensus or make change democratically, when sometimes we might be better served by a more clear vision and an authoritative and speedy execution of decisions and organizational changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, poor pay.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Pearson

ProsI loved the people and the business at Pearson. Overall it was a great work experience. Good benefits, including summer hours, and a flexible work schedule. Managers encourage their team to learn and grow. Great for a first job. Lots of hands-on experience and opportunity to contribute at any level of the organization.

ConsPay. They pay in publishing is bad, but it is almost unlivable. Unfortunately they operate in major cities and I am not sure how many of the employees get by.

There are also limited career paths for those that do not want to go into sales. If you want to move up, they make it clear that you have to spend a minimum of two years as a textbook sales rep. If sales is not for you, don't expect to get very far.

They lose a lot of talented people looking to make more money and move up with out putting their career on hold to put in a couple of years in sales.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay people more. You will recruit and retain better talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Tough times, but don't lose the best people in the process of prudent management decisions.

Vice President (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Pearson

ProsThe company culture is good, the location and virtual nature of the work is very good.

ConsCompensation is low relative to other companies in the area.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should evaluate pay based on other companies in the geographic location. In this case, the pay is quite low relative to other companies in the Bay Area. So, people stay because they like the job and culture, but as the pay gap grows, it becomes increasingly hard to justify staying at the company. Of course, that may be impacted by the current economic environment, but a recovery will happen and jobs will open up in the not-to-distant future.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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