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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

I have been working at Pearson

Pros

schedule flexibility - Managers are very flexible when it comes to time to take vacations or id you need to take care of personal agenda during lunch time.

Cons

There is no fitness center or child care center in the work place

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would recommend common platform and try to get all pearson companies to work together.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Stay away from Pearson Custom

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    It's important to note that this review is for Pearson Custom, not Pearson Education as a whole. The environment at Custom is vastly different from else. The best reason to work there are also the worst - everyone's responsibilities are very clearly defined and you are never expected to go above or beyond. Benefits are pretty great.

    Cons

    There's nowhere to move in Custom. There's only 2 levels of work. The management is absolutely awful. They treat their employees with no respect and there is a culture of finger pointing. Management will often be sure to find a way to find you at fault for something that may have been out of your hands. If you attempt to loop in your manager for help early on, you will get completely mixed messages about whether this is appropriate and will often be told one thing now, and one thing later. There's no creativity, no room to do anything outside of your role. In short, thank your lucky stars they hire you on 6 month contracts and take that as your out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are there to support their employees, not use them as scapegoats.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. Great place to work if you are willing to manage your own career.

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    Current Employee - Director in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Upper Saddle River, NJ

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    As a text book publisher, Pearson has the unique privilege of educating today's youth as well as professionals in many diverse fields. Being comprised of K-12, Higher Education, International and Technology divisions makes this a very dynamic environment for individuals to find opportunities. Pearson also has locations across the company (and the world) that make for interesting travel experiences as well as a great deal of relocation opportunities.

    Cons

    You need to make your own way and define your own growth and professional development goals. There is not much mentoring nor is their a lot of training or cross pollination of knowledge across groups. It takes a very strong career minded person driven to succeed on their own in order to find success here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more communicative about key initiatives and goals of the organization. People need to feel part of a team and a company they care about.

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