- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 5 years)Neutral OutlookNeutral Outlook
Great company that is focused on learning and every move executives make reflects this.
A leader in higher education that is well respected for their products
Sales team is given freedom to operate their assigned territory/team as they see fit (for the most part)
Base pay can be average/below average, but bonuses can be great
There is opportunity for advancement to middle management, which is great for new careers.
Opportunity for advancement to upper management, but often requires crossing divisions.
Company is in the middle of transitioning from a print to a digital content company, and that transition has been very bumpy.
Lack of qualified technology support and training falls on the sales team and highly distracts from sales.
Technology has been layered over the years through new products and acquisitions. This results in a inconsistent experience for everyone (sellers and buyers) and causes many technical issues.
Company is attempting to transition to a more consistent interface for all products, but should build from scratch instead of revising existing products as they are doing
List of technology issues causes long hours, frustration, and extinguishing many fires for the sales team, and makes keeping existing customers and getting new sales increasingly difficult.
Advice to Management
Invest in a MUCH better technology support and training team and processes until the technology is improved to a point where it much more reliable and intuitive. This will lead to many more sales, a happier sales force, less turnover, better brand, etc.
While the tech support/training is improved, create a new technology platform built around your successes instead of patching and revising your existing technology.
Take external factors (sales channels, public funding, enrollments, etc) in to account when determining goals instead of solely focusing on improving the previous years results.
Make sales and goal tracking much more transparent. The current setup causes doubtful and untrustworthy sales people.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week – interviewed at Pearson (Old Tappan, NJ).
Pretty much a standard interview, I went to the job location, was asked a series of standard questions, took maybe a hour, and then i was told they would be in touch. About a week later I was hired.
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