Pearson Interview Questions in Boston, MA

Updated Jul 28, 2014
Updated Jul 28, 2014
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    Senior Technical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Pearson in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I came in through a referral and interviewed the hiring manager and two peers. I interviewed in October and was told that they wanted to make an offer but by then the requisition had been frozen till the end of the year. It wasn't until mid-January the next year that I received and accepted an offer. I started then end of January.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no surprises. The most difficult was the reason I was looking to leave my current job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Pearson in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    So long ago I don't remember. I very much liked the job and work I was doing if management had gotten out of the way.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Smooth
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    Fair and methodical

    Interview Questions
    • Name a movie that describes your life?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    again fair. I want to work for Pearson.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Copy Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Pearson in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview took place in a dark, quiet part of a floor that seemed to be deserted. The atmosphere was not inviting and there was nothing about the conversation that made me want to work at Pearson.

    Interview Questions
    • The big red flag was when the interviewer explained that Pearson rarely hired anyone permanently, no matter how long they'd been with the company.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Test Administrator(Part-time) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    Had two interviews. One phone interview with a nice lady on the phone. Other one in person in a waiting room. All the questions were very behavioral. After the interview process was over, they found me overqualified and chose another candidate over me.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work part-time as opposed to full-time? Why do you want to do this job with your current qualifications?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Proofreader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Pearson in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a temporary position and received a phone call to set up a phone interview. Then, had an in-person interview and a skills test for proofreading a few weeks later when I got back to Boston (I was away at school initially). Finally, I received a call a fews days later with an offer, followed by a very detailed email from HR to confirm everything and establish salary/hours.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing particularly difficult or unexpected - all of the questions were standard interview questions (which I had studied beforehand and practiced a bit, so there was not anything that I couldn't handle or come up with an answer for).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    QA Intern In Pearson Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pearson in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    before onsite interview I pass a skype interview, in which I was asked 3 questions about coding, 2 are simple and regular coding problems: like turning an input number, for example, 12345 (int) into 54321. The third question is about SQL coding. very simple and basic.
    On the onsite interview, just talked about the research work I have done and some activities in the past. very relax.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Pearson Student Advisory Board Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Pearson in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview was traditional in nature. Took 2 to 3 months to get a response from the organization on the decision made after being told it will be one month.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    Very long process as others have said. Phone screening, then face to face, then the project which was very time consuming, then another face to face. After all that I didn't hear anything for a few weeks before getting turned down for the job. I can't say I didn't learn a lot from the experience though.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Pearson Education Internship Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my application. Was contacted by HR for a phone interview with recruiter. Was later contacted by HR again saying that a manager was interested in me (the managers had been given a stack of resumes to look through, so make those good!). Had a call with my would-be manager, who requested that I also talk to another team member of hers. After those two 'interviews' with my manager/co-worker, I got a call from HR with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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