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A Bootcamp to Develop the Skills for Success in Your Next Sales Job

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Former Employee - Sales Representative--Higher Ed in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales Representative--Higher Ed in Chicago, IL

I worked at Pearson full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great training: Professional Selling Skills
Salaries are competitive, bonus uncapped
Light work load during the summer

Cons

Extremely heavy work load during the selling season
Very high turnover rate. In one sales meeting product session, over 50% of the reps in the room were brand new
Very clique-ish, felt a bit like 7th grade
Management can be downright catty

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    Good temp job for full time

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    Former Employee - Scorer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Scorer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Pearson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supervisors are very understanding if you need a half day or a sick day for any reason, and are very willing to explain the grading rubric on a case-by-case basis. Training is also very thorough to maintain their standards. Was hired within 24 hours of submitting application.

    Cons

    Scoring becomes repetitive after a few hours, especially during the afternoon. Most scorers are retired or in between jobs, so if you are looking for a younger crowd to socialize with, it's going to be very small. Also, unless doing the same mindless and quite frankly, boring work for weeks at a time is no problem, recent college graduates should stay away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay more to somewhere along the national average. Or at least, make it clear which amount listed in the contract will be the actual pay, and not just the average scorer who more than likely is a return hire with a higher pay.

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    Running in place

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    Current Employee - Production Editor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Production Editor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits, wonderful coworkers, back bay location

    Cons

    outrageously busy from march-august, oct-nov, do not hire enough people during the summer rush, work 10-12 hour days under extreme pressure without pay, includes weekends, never praised, in fact routinely accused of being wrong. not uncommon to hear women crying in the ladies room due to stress of not having enough time to make a deadline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    realize that you have experienced, talented professional people working for you, do not have to micro manage. when you are berated by your manager, you do not have the right to treat your staff the same way. a great manager knows how to do his staffs job well.

    Doesn't Recommend
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