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Manager, Bids and Proposals in Iowa City Iowa United States – new

Pearson Iowa City, IA

The Manager, Bids & Proposals is responsible for leading and managing a team of writers in the research, writing, interviewing and preparation of… Experteer

5 days ago

Business Development Executive, Personalized Learning in Stamford Connecticut Un

Pearson Stamford, CT

To make an immediate impact in this role you will need to use your influence to engage Education organizations. You will create a demand for Pearsons… Experteer

2 days ago

Eastern Region, HIED Sales VP - REMOTE East Coast in Raleigh North Carolina Unit – new

Pearson Raleigh, NC

Within the first 12 months as the Eastern Regional VP, the successful candidate is expected to: 1. Establish a clear sales strategy for the Eastern… Experteer

5 days ago

Senior Marketing Account Manager - Chandler, AZ (Bradley) in Chandler Arizona Un

Pearson Chandler, AZ

Program Management (New & Existing Programs) * Manage all the activities, timelines and deliverables to successfully launch new programs from new or… Experteer

12 days ago

Business Development Dir (R and R K-12), REMOTE East of MS River in Nashville Te

Pearson Nashville, TN

The Readiness and Retention Business Development Director develops and implements strategies and brokers agreements to help integrate Readiness… Experteer

24 days ago

R and R Sales Director Great Lakes - Remote (IN, KY, MI, OH) in Columbus Ohio Un

Pearson Columbus, OH +4 locations

Sales Director Qualifications * Bachelors (minimum) or Masters degree (highly preferred) in Education, Business, Marketing, or a related field… Experteer

26 days ago

Mgr Financial Reporting and Analysis

Pearson Bloomington, MN +2 locations

* Be a finance business partner to the VP Cloud Services and team * Provide insight and analysis to… Experteer

5 days ago

Sr Software Architect in Piscataway New Jersey United States

Pearson Piscataway, NJ

Pearson has been recognized as the market leader in online homework applications with systems such as MyMathLab and Mastering Physics. In this key… Experteer

24 days ago

VP, Software Quality Engineering

Pearson Boston, MA +2 locations

The VP QE will ensure each application delivered through HED Engineering is designed and implemented in a way that allows it to meet the inter… Experteer

30+ days ago

Dir Software Quality Assurance in Centennial Colorado United States

Pearson Centennial, CO

Due to rapid expansion, the stability and performance of our software becomes extremely critical. We work to ensure each application is designed and… Experteer

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    The MBAs won the Re-Org War

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 10 years)


    Used to be a pretty decent place to work, great pay and benefits, very, very good benefits in fact.

    Still a lot of good people work here who believe in the mission.


    Constant re-orgs. They literally never stop re-organizing. It's a bit Orwellian.

    The latest re-org was the big one for the US. Four different businesses merged into one. It took 18 months just to name the managers. Now all these managers continue to manage as if they are still in their old roles. They micromanage and lead by fear. No one tries to learn anything new. No one has a holistic view. I seriously doubt any single member of the management team has a complete picture of this business.

    Now they have entered the bastion of scoundrels, cost cutting. Seems like Pearson cannot create any good products, and can no longer sell their crap products, revenue is tanking. I think the plan is too squeeze the employees and bleed them dry so Wall Street is happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no clue. While John Fallon will admit that we are operationally challenged, I doubt he knows the full severity of the situation.

    Communicate. The president of the division I work for has not even bothered to host one conference call this year.

    My only suggestion, hire some real managers, someone to actually run the business, day to day, in the trenches. VPs are a dime a dozen at Pearson. They have no real power. It seems the various Presidents spend their time pontificating vision. It seems no one minds the store anymore.

    Hire a hot shot that has ran a company like the company you want to be.

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