Pearson

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A company moving forward

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much potential, so many obstacles to success

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Produces many great educational resources, awesome flexible work policies and benefits, but individual supervisors can decide to deny these at will and employees have little recourse. Pay is reasonable, though lagging behind inflation in recent years.

    Cons

    Due to multiple mergers and re-orgs in the last 6 years, too many divergent systems, lack of communication among departments and divisions. Not enough resources, especially staff to get the job done well. Not enough focus on customer. No clear way to deal with a bully boss who is not supervised closely enough. I enjoyed working here more in the first few years than I do now. Sales goals and comp plans have changed to make it challenging to achieve the same income I did a few years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hurry up with the standardization of systems, IT, processes. The cufstomers won't wait for us to get out act together. We've already angered too many of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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