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Updated Nov 10, 2014
Updated Nov 10, 2014
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    Customer Digital Success Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Pearson in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted to have a phone interview. Very basic questions (~30 minutes), such as "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Next, brought in for a face-to-face interview with department manager. More of a general talk about why I wanted the job, etc. Also sat with an employee to learn more about the job and the products I would be working with. I was asked to do an interview project at home. Pretty much just exploring the website and answering questions about the page and the products from the point of view of the customer. Brought in for another face-to-face interview, this time with department director. Very casual. Finally asked to do a role-play with a supervisor. This was the hardest part as I was not prepped at all.

    Interview Questions
    • The role-play was the most difficult part of the interview process. I was expected to train my "customer" on how to use the product...a product I had never even heard of before. I had to make things up and felt very unprepared.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was absolutely no negotiation...or room for it. They make an offer and you either accept or decline.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    No Offer
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Editorial Assistant-English Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    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 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Creative Design Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in five years I hate that stupid question   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    non negotable
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It will take a long time to hear back from HR.

    No Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was normal.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    there was no negotiation. They hired me as a temporary and eventually made a job offer after 9 months.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Test Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Pearson in June 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 Questions
    • Foolish questions - like the best thing you did to help company - because you can't change the culture in this company.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Pearson in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    applied online, heard back after couple days asking for a SKYPE interview. It's like 30 min technical interview, questions were not too hard. Some java some SQL problems.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not too much room to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Associate Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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.
    Will ask you about so QA tools, will give you some java code to debug. Some questions on Web technologies (PHP, Javascript, HTML).

    Then other questions were normal questions like
    Why Pearson?
    What your going to do in the next 5 years?
    strength and weakness
    Your most challenging project?

    Interview Questions
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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