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    WAS a great company

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 10 years)

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    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a great company - really cared for its employees and their families. Had a wonderful work atmosphere where employees respected each other.

    Cons

    Now ruled by the almighty Dollar and would prefer to have young employees with no common sense than hold on to its seasoned employees who could mentor the newer staff and also provide knowledge and insight to products.

    Advice to Management

    You can revert to the old environment without jeopardizing your leadership in technology and education. Employees would be happier and more productive.


Pearson Interviews

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Pearson.

    Interview

    Phone Interview- Screening and role play. In Person Interview- More screening and resume discussion. Campus Project- Go out on a solo mission and "act" as if you are a rep. Lengthy and detailed report to follow. Technology Demonstration- (Role play) Pitch a sales presentation of learning technology to "professors." Also, they give you scenarios. *Final Interview- This step is TBD, but I had an "extra interview" in person with a regional VP. (This step is usually over the phone) Yes, it's that competitive! This process is grueling and very long, mine ran 2-3 months. They make sure they weed out those who want it, from those who don't. It's a very competitive process so bring your A-Game and focus only on this process. It's hard to juggle multiple processes when trying to give this one your all. Remember, you could be competing with people from the industry, so show how you can bring something different to the table.

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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 ... More

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

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