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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Ditch the incompetent managers!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Talking innovation but slow to implementation

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pearson

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

    Pros

    Employees there are very genuine and helpful. It’s the workers that offset so many deficiencies at this extremely large company.

    Cons

    Communication is atrocious; management is disconnected from workers and the projects they are working on; frequent change of mind, direction and planning has eroded employee confidence in management.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with the work and your workers doing that work; a manager’s obligation is to know intimately what their employees are working on and how you as their manager can help them do that work better.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Hey guess what school districts! Pearson scorers don't even read your kids' papers a lot of the time!

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    Current Employee - Scorer in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Scorer in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Pearson

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

    Pros

    Pay for performance. An opportunity to make a lot of money by gaming the system and figuring out how to keep your numbers up while merely glancing at responses before scoring. This allows you to score more than 100 two page papers an hour, equaling a lot of money.

    Cons

    The pay scheme cannot be good for the integrity of the scores being given to these kids. Most people have figured out how to know when you are answering a validity response, and how to score based on length. The interreliability numbers don't work either, since most other scorers are doing the same thing. I cant even fathom how many papers were returned to students with scores given by someone who didn't even read their paper.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to let your customers find out that you are scoring their papers without reading them most of the time!


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