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Paper Testing is on its way out

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I have been working at Pearson

Pros

* Great CEO!
* Good pay
* Good work/life balance

Cons

Paper Testing is on its way out, so if you join to support the legacy paper testing process, you'll eventually find yourself looking again. Things were good prior to the Harcourt acquisition, but now incompetence is abound. Pearson absorbed their "talent" pool. They brought their baggage in a big way.
* The other plant in Iowa dictates everything
* Incompetence is abound as they don't fire anyone

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ditch the incompetent managers!

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great Company if you are in the product sector. Stay away from Marketing and Editorial

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    • Flexible Hours
    • Decent Compensation
    • Nice People
    • Noble Cause
    • Great Benefits
    • Big Dog in Education Field
    • Possible Travel (if you like that)

    Cons

    • No Real Career Growth
    • Lots of Middle Managers (many who are washed up or has beens)
    • Way too many temps on work force (people leave after 3 months so you have to retrain al the time)
    • Very Political Environment (if you don't play you wil pay in lack of growth and earning potential)
    • Ancient Publishing Philosophy
    • Lack of leaders with digital experience
    • Lay offs are frequent and many
    • Too many re-orgs

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good experience if you are interested in sales

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    great coworkers! close relationships with other assistants, lots of people who care about learning

    Cons

    no training, no advancement unless you go into sales, more work than can be done in 35 hours/week, more administrative work than editorial, little creativity, vague responsibilities, understaffed, low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if there was a more collaborative effort across Higher Ed groups. You have a bunch of assistants here that just graduated from college--use them for feedback!

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