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Pearson IT Project Manager review

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Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Iowa City, IA
Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Iowa City, IA

I have been working at Pearson

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pearson does offer a nice compensation package including tuition reimbursement. They offer a flexible work schedule and a casual work environment. I've been very fortunate to have managers that were understanding when I needed to take time off.

Cons

The IT organization has been reorganized several times in the last few years, which makes it difficult to understand roles and responsibilities within the organization. There are resource shortages in the IT organization, so it is very easy for employees (especially the good ones) to get an overwhelming workload.

Advice to Management

The roles and responsibilities of all employees need to be clearly defined.

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    Not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Editorial Manager in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Editorial Manager in Glenview, IL

    I have been working at Pearson

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - People are generally very nice. Colleagues are supportive.

    - The work can be meaningful at times.

    - The Glenview facility is nice. The buildings have many enormous windows. Although the furnishings are somewhat dated, maintenance is thorough. There is a wooded walking trail.

    - The company is basically financially stable--an important attribute during this period of economic uncertainty.

    Cons

    - Long hours.

    - Unreasonable expectations by senior management.

    - Staff is somewhat discouraged by the ever increasing scope of projects, decreasing timeframes, and decreasing staff levels coupled with upper management’s enthusiastic voicing of the mantra "efficiency and accountability."

    - As of March 2009 Pearson Education continues on an going 2+ year reorganization coupled with seemingly random layoffs and department eliminations. The reorganization has "been near the end" for 18 months.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about the needs of elementary education market.


  2. Leading academic publisher fails to lead in management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pearson

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

    Pros

    Great city location. Excellent books. Some great professionals

    Cons

    Poor management leads to poor morale. Insensitivity of management. Poor communication. Dreadful human resources who represent management and not the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the work/life balance of your employees.


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