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Very flexible work schedule.

Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

I have been working at Pearson full-time

Pros

Great people, very flexible work schedule (support telecommuting, flextime), healthy annual bonus, global company with lots of locations and work opportunities. Decent benefits. Interesting products and great corporate mission.

Cons

Company, or at least the division I worked in, uses very outdated technology and immature IT policies. Some duplication/disorganization in terms of vendor/supplier policies and how various international groups work together. Longtime CEO, Marjorie Scardino's recent decision to step down (Oct 2012), may result in some uncertainty.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Modernize and standardize corporate processes and technologies.

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  1. A company moving forward

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ

    I worked at Pearson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast-paced environment
    Competitive salary and compensation package
    market leader in several markets
    Always seeking to improve in quality and market presence

    Cons

    Large company, it is easy to get lost
    Complicated infrastructure due to frequent mergers and acquisitions
    Many layers of management throughout the organization also due to mergers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a need for better and more consistent communication and collaboration among business and technical organizations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The leader in educational publishing, but doesn't seem to be moving fast enough in today's world

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty lax on vacation
    Great products, especially compared to competition
    If you seek out good mentors, you can find them
    Industry leader

    Cons

    Too big...decisions take a very long time
    Slow to move from analog to digital, although trying
    No office "perks"
    Low Pay, or perhaps pay division (my direct reports made pennies and I felt horrible about it)
    I was promoted relatively fast, but many in my division went 3-4 years with no promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the sales force
    Increase salaries
    don't make it so hard to get promoted
    Hire more women in mgmt roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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