I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Pearson in December 2013.
Interview Details – Enrolled online and received a phone call from corporate headquarters and answered the telephone interview with a national recruiter. This was followed up by a phone call from local support center, then an onsite interview with manager. Manager asked routine questions about what would you do in this situation. They checked references and work history
Interview Question – Foolish questions - like the best thing you did to help company - because you can't change the culture in this company. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Pearson in November 2013.
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 Question – 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
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Pearson in October 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview and work sample
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for this company? What skill sets do you bring to the table? How would you deal with clients who constantly change the target of the project you are working on? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Pearson in October 2013.
Interview Details – Talked to several people on the phone before my formal interview (a manager, a VP, an HR recruiter). On site interview lasted a day and included some panel interviews with different groups and one-one interview with the position supervisor and a representative from upper management. I was also required to give 30 minutes presentation on my research.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected or difficulty. They expected you to be able to speak about the technical an interpersonal skills required for the position. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They would not move much on salary (which was disappointing), but i did manage to increase my relocation package considerably.
I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Pearson.
Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted by a recruiter 3 weeks later. First step was a phone interview that was really quick. I was then invited to participate in a video conference with the recruiter and hiring manager. At first I was nervous but meeting via video conference helped break the ice. The hiring manager talk a lot about the program and team. She asked basic questions about MS Project and other MS Office applications. We also talked about how I measure project performance and communicate status. It took about two weeks to be invited in for an in person interview. When I was onsite, I met with the hiring manager again and a few of her team members. I also met with the director, VP and a program manager from a different team. It took another week or two to receive the offer.
Interview Question – Share a recent process improvement I was responsible for. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I am ashamed to say I didn't try as I was so happy with the offer they made me.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Pearson.
Interview Details – I was contacted by the HR department and asked if I would be interested in relocating. I had one interview, which was about 3 hours long. The interview was with 3 or 4 people, at different times during the interview. There were questions regarding my experience with children, in education in general and in other education-affiliated fields. I had to take a test where I edited and revised test questions.
Interview Question – Because I had interviewed with previous educational businesses, I wasn't surprised by any of the questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate the amount of vacation time, moving expenses and time I would be able to start.
Interviewed at Pearson
Interview Details – It's on campus interview. Most of the questions are behavior questions, like what class do you like most and least, most difficult challenge you ever met in your project. Only the recruiter asked questions, so none of them are very technical.
Interview Question – Describe the project written in resume. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Pearson.
Interview Details – I was contacted by email to request a phone interview, then contacted again for an in-person interview. Both were fairly standard.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected...Things like, "What is a time you set a goal for yourself and then reached it?" "How do you define "success"...The hardest part was that since I only graduated in May, almost all of my examples were from school, which I feel like hurt me a little bit. No technical questions. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Although I am looking to get into publishing, I am not interested in working in Editorial, and so I did not want to deal with the increased expectations of being an EA since the field is so competitive, especially not for such a low salary. During my interview it was also emphasized that "There will be NO training" and "Textbooks is a dying business." This coupled with other reviews I had seen online of how Pearson wasn't a great place to work sealed my decision, although everyone I spoke to was very nice, and if you are looking to get into the business it is probably a fine place to work.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Pearson in September 2013.
Interview Details –
asked to come in for interview with manager
manager makes selection
Negotiation Details – I counter offered and they accepted my counter offer
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Pearson in August 2013.
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Resume collected through career fair in feb, got a call in april for an interview process with 2 rounds,
1] With senior software developer. Asked few question about css, js, Jquery, object oriented concepts, providing examples of polymorphism, ..
2] With project manager friendly question some QA regarding hash map, generics, data structures.
Interview Question – Easy but lengthy interview Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiatin
-- The people I've worked with have made this place tolerable. When I think about the company as a whole, I can't wait to get out. But when I think about my managers/colleagues, I'm OK with staying.
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