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Tough times, but don't lose the best people in the process of prudent management decisions.

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Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Pearson

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The company culture is good, the location and virtual nature of the work is very good.

Cons

Compensation is low relative to other companies in the area.

Advice to Management

They should evaluate pay based on other companies in the geographic location. In this case, the pay is quite low relative to other companies in the Bay Area. So, people stay because they like the job and culture, but as the pay gap grows, it becomes increasingly hard to justify staying at the company. Of course, that may be impacted by the current economic environment, but a recovery will happen and jobs will open up in the not-to-distant future.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company, terrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ

    I have been working at Pearson

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, great people, great product.

    Cons

    Managers and supervisors aren't the best -- many decisions are made strictly for the sake of the "bottom line" without considering company image, quality, and employees. Communication among departments, business groups, and locations is very poor and inconsistent. Too many stakeholders makes it difficult to get anything done in a timely manner. Senior management does not communicate critical information about restructuring, etc. to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who have experience supervising and mentoring employees. Hire managers who know the industry or at least require those who don't have publishing experience to go through extensive training in the industry and Pearson's way of doing business. Too many new senior managers do not know our business and do not have the respect of the field or their employees and their decisions on many things are simply impractical or do not make sense.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good benefits, horrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Faculty & Field Services Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Faculty & Field Services Representative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Pearson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits (vacation, sick time, personal time) and insurance options, tuition reimbursement, product discounts

    Cons

    Management is horrible - little or no experience managing people and horrible skills (micro-managing, etc.). Management was definitely one of the main reasons most people left. Also experienced "bait and switch" regarding the job that I was hired for - it was completely different than the job description and thus, had a very high turnover rate. When hired, I was told that I could move up easily within a year - not so. It is very, very, very difficult to move up within the company and oftentimes, external candidates were hired instead of internal candidates (when all other experience/education was equal). Once during my tenure, a co-worker of mine was offered an internal job transfer to another department and a few days before her start date, they told her they decided to go with an external applicant. AFTER they had already offered her the job! Unfortunately, this seems to happen a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, promote from within, provide guidance and training to new management to ensure the success of your employees.


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