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Good place to work, with a lot of good people.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Culture and Lifestyle are good, with a positive goal for product development. Generally can be proud of what you are working on and it's impact on society.

Cons

Career advancement is limited. Pay hasn't kept pace with inflation even with positive reviews, and someone hired off the street will almost always be given more pay for the same job than someone hired internally. Makes it hard to justify not looking outside the company after a while.

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  1. 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    Company, or at least the division I worked in, uses very outdated technology and immature IT policies.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 Management

    Modernize and standardize corporate processes and technologies.


  2. A company moving forward

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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