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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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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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
    Negative Outlook
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    Started very well but they overuse contractors and provide no grievance process.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The basic premise of Pearson products and philosophy are good. Pearson eCollege in Centennial is being further integrated into Pearson Education which will make things better in the future.

    Cons

    Pearson eCollege has an environment which overuses contractors. The management is allowed to bully its contractors and can easily dismiss them for grievances without providing a process for complaints that is confidential. Management intimidates its contractors and employees which generates general mistrust where each person is constantly in CYA mode.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a method for contractors to report abuses in a confidential way to eliminate intimidation practices by directors and managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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