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 August 2012.
Interview Details – Submit resume
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 April 2013.
Interview Details – 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
I applied online and 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 Question – 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
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Pearson.
Interview Details – I had to show a portfolio and meet with at least 10 people and interview over and over again, tha I had to wait weeks to find out if I got the position
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in five years I hate that stupid question Answer Question
Negotiation Details – non negotable
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Pearson in August 2011.
Interview Details – The process is quite long and you will meet with a number of people. Expect at least two, if not three, appointments (each being 2-3 hours). You may be asked to present on a topic, or present samples of past work. You will be expected to to meet with a number of different people from a number of different departments.
Interview Question – Process was several hours of interviews with at least 6 different people - none of this was communicated to me before the interview. First interview was over 3 hours long. It's difficult to prepare when you don't know you're meeting with people from various departments. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer I received was below my expectations, but was told the difference would be made up in bonuses. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case.
I requested a title more in line with work history and experience, but that request was delayed and never completed.
There was flexibility in negotiating start date.
I applied online - interviewed at Pearson in March 2013.
Interview Details – Recruiter sets up interviews with multiple managers.
Interview Question – Had a test to develop content. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not feel I was able to negotiate because I was interviewing for two positions.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Pearson in June 2009.
Interview Details – I initially sent in my resume to the Office manager and interviewed. I was hired on the spot.
Interview Question – There were not any difficult questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Pearson in June 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted my resume through Pearson careers website. Got an email on the same day from VP to schedule a skype Interview (Technical). Asked me to write few java code and sql queries .
On the next day I got an email from few hiring managers from different team within same department to schedule skype interview.
I gave around 4 skype interviews with different hiring managers. Atleast 2 to 3 people will interview you at the same time.
Then other questions were normal questions like
What your going to do in the next 5 years?
strength and weakness
Your most challenging project?
Interview Question – Tell me few SEO Techniques. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No. Take it or leave it. As this was an grad level positon. But the pay and bonus they give you is good.
Pros: “Team oriented environment. Course solutions are centered around proven results over time. Opportunity for advancement is abound at Pearson. Pearson invests heavily into your career…” “Team oriented environment. Course solutions are centered around proven results over time. Opportunity for advancement is abound at Pearson. Pearson invests heavily into your career providing training, professional development opportunities,and reward performance. Pearson promotes will being with a fun and exciting atmosphere in the workplace. Management team is heavily invested in the well being of their employees.” – Full Review
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