Pearson Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    Phone Interview- Screening and role play. In Person Interview- More screening and resume discussion. Campus Project- Go out on a solo mission and "act" as if you are a rep. Lengthy and detailed report to follow. Technology Demonstration- (Role play) Pitch a sales presentation of learning technology to "professors." Also, they give you scenarios. *Final Interview- This step is TBD, but I had an "extra interview" in person with a regional VP. (This step is usually over the phone) Yes, it's that competitive! This process is grueling and very long, mine ran 2-3 months. They make sure they weed out those who want it, from those who don't. It's a very competitive process so bring your A-Game and focus only on this process. It's hard to juggle multiple processes when trying to give this one your all. Remember, you could be competing with people from the industry, so show how you can bring something different to the table.

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    First - phone interview to get to know more information about your job history and learn more about position. Second, face-to-face interview with District Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager. It was basically a walk through my resume and ask further questions about job history and the position. Next, campus project and then final face-to-face interview.

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    Field Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Multi step process: 1. Initial email screening (4-5 questions) 2. Phone interview with District manager (30mins) 3. Face to face interview with District Manager & Regional Manager (1.5 hours) Resume walk, Q&A 4. Campus Project (Google this for samples; assigned campus for a day with goal to interview as many professors as possible within Pearson's disciplines/Experience a day in the life of a rep) 5. Develop campus project report detailing your prep for and execution of your campus project. 6. Face to face interview with District Manager, Regional Manager, Tech Specialist (1.5+ hours) Campus project report walk through, reflection, technology demo/role play, Q&A with panel 7. Phone interview with VP (30-40 mins)

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach a professor who isn't pleased with their current textbook company?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiations; offer made

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    Scorer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    There was not a traditional "interview". I applied online and filled out a questionnaire of sorts. It asked me some situational questions about my experience working with a team. Really typical questions, nothing difficult to answer. Next day I got a call with a job offer saying I could come in and sign my contract.

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    • How would you give someone constructive criticism?   1 Answer
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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Iowa City, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pearson (Iowa City, IA).

    Interview

    The hiring process was a breeze. The interviewers were really excited and spent half of the time up selling the company. They didn't even ask any of the standard trick questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most exciting thing you have worked on this week? How would you merge two files and ensure there are no duplicates?   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    Long interview process. If you have full time job be ready to take some personal time to complete different tasks. If you get through the panel interview, you'll be asked to complete a campus project. You can't prepare enough for this.

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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    Thoughtful discussion with hiring manager and other sales managers on what the job entails, a project consisting of taking a closer look at the roles you play in the job every day, interview conversations with several tiers of management.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you rank the job responsibilities a district sales manager has?   1 Answer
  9. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Pearson in June 2015.

    Interview

    This was a joke! One and a half hour interview and the "managers" we're dressed in business casual attire....Really? Must have needed an additional candidate to bring in for Quito! Was not impressed with either "manager!"

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  10. Helpful (1)  

    Scorer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Pearson in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online. Submitted my application, resume, and cover letter. I included my education and work experience. I received an email back confirming their receipt of my application, etc and that they would retain it for future openings. A year later I received an email stating they reviewed my resume and have an employment Offer. I am presently employed with Pearson.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have a college degree   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None

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    Enrollment Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pearson (Elk Grove, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted by a recruiter about a week later. Recruiter forgot to call me for initial scheduled phone screen, had to reschedule for the next day. The recruiter in general seemed to have little idea of what the position actually did on a daily basis, mostly talked about the company as a whole. After the phone screen there was an in-person interview with two managers of the enrollment team

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly questions based on previous admissions experience. They stressed that it was a very metric driven job that would be judged daily.   Answer Question
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