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    Strong Company Trying to Transition to Digital

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

Pearson Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Old Tappan, NJ
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Pearson (Old Tappan, NJ).

    Interview

    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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Pearson Awards & Accolades

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Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign, 2015
100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, Dave Thomas Foundation, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.pearson.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1724
Type Company - Public (PSO)
Industry Education
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

We are the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries. We provide learning materials, places of learning, technologies, assessments and services to teachers, professionals and students in order to help people everywhere aim higher and fulfill their true potential.

We are a very different company from the one Wheetman Pearson created... More

Mission: Working to help people of all ages make measurable progress in their lives through learning.

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