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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 for 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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    I worked in home scoring from first to 11th grade.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Pearson part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is flexible in the hours work and the commitment to a project. The projects are usually interesting.

    Cons

    The projects don't offer as much intense work as I play for so sometimes I have taken off from another job and am left holding the bag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes the supervisor get a little maverick and don't act as expected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Distribution Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Distribution Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pearson is very forward looking. A leader in their industry in many aspects, they "downsized" me along with others due to the digital inroads our society is making.

    Cons

    There are several divisions and it seems to me there is a lot of duplication or little synergy taking place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coordinate communications and systems better between divisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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