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Mind numbing tedium

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Current Employee - Graphic Artist in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Graphic Artist in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Pearson as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Only plus is working at home

Cons

Terribly disorganized
forced to create graphics at a breakneck pace
Any semblance of quality or value in the art work is brutally discouraged as it raises the bar for the brand and costs them money so you are held to a very low denominator of creating poor quality clip art for the K-12 material.
It is a hectic rush with numerous and varied lead artist giving you conflicting direction and harried producers pushing you to work longer hours.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider becoming a provider of QUALITY educational resources not the low grade cheap material that is the driving style now.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Frozen in bureaucracy. Heading towards antiquity.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Giant company with lots of resources.
    Has a lot of influence in the education market.
    Potential for innovative products.

    Cons

    Suffers from big bureaucracy and many layers of management. Top-down decision making jerks projects around or freezes them altogether via indecision. Frequent reorganizations. Don't provide people with the tools to do their jobs. Lots of people I worked with used their own laptops, software and tablets in order to get things done. Process heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some authority and resources to the people closest to the problems and products. They have a much better idea what to do than managers 2 and 3 levels up. Listen to your employees. Give more emphasis to results and less to process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pleasant worklife, but little direction

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    Former Employee - Print Production in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Print Production in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pearson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible in terms of hours and ability to work remotely. Talented staff interested in doing good work.

    Cons

    Constant department shuffling. A new, company-shaking restructuring every two years. Little thought given to developing employees' skill sets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The tumultuous changes during my time at Pearson, while necessary, are utterly bewildering to the rank and file. I feel that layoffs of entire swaths of employees seemed to be the first resort, rather than having the foresight to assess employees' skills and figuring out which ones might be asked to take on new responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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