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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor (Math)  in  Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Editor (Math) in Glenview, IL

    I have been working at Pearson as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I love coming to work here every day. I have learned a lot in a relatively short period of time. My immediate managers are super supportive and patient with me and coworkers are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The company as a whole really doesn't value its workers. They hire almost exclusively on a Term Of Project basis and created a policy where you have to leave the company after 2 years if no permanent openings exist. They are constantly cutting positions even though there is tons of work to be done, making it more and more difficult for the people that still work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other companies in the industry don't have a time limit for TOP employment. It seems so counterproductive to cut employees loose just as they are starting to hit their stride and understand the industry and the way things work in the company. Then you lose even more time during the hiring process and the training of new editors who come in not knowing what they are doing or how the company works.

    Doesn't Recommend
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Pearson Interviews

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Naperville, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Pearson in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process involved answering a series of questions online. The process was straight forward. You will receive an email with further instructions about the location and duration of the project. You will have to past a series of tests to determine weather you will qualify for a project. Once I was hired, I was ready to work on a project. The projects involve scoring and client information is kept confidential. You will have to sign a contract stating that you will not talk about the projects. No notebooks, recorders, etc. are allowed on the scoring floor.

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    Easy Interview

Pearson Awards & Accolades

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National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2012
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Website www.pearson.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (PSO)
Industry Media
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

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