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Excellent Company!

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Former Intern - Global Project Management Intern in San Antonio, TX
Former Intern - Global Project Management Intern in San Antonio, TX

I worked at Pearson as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Had a great time working there, company commited to diversity very flexible in terms of hours of work and very nice and supportive upper management.

Cons

Sometimes seems you are working for a public division. Process become slow as people have more flexibility to work according to their convenience. In terms of career opportunities they seem to have a great internship program but after you are gone out of company human resource does not keep any track of former interns or even mak much effort in retaining employees. Human Resource department is very desintegrated and does not work well.

Advice to Management

Focus on improving human resources effort and centralizing activities instead of keeping each office working independently.

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    Not research based, don't really care about education and borrow from future revenue

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    Former Employee - Publisher's Representative in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Publisher's Representative in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package and more privacy to do your job than in many industries.

    Cons

    They require lots of team selling and oversight for important sales. They take control of the sale out of the sales representatives hands yet hold the rep completely responsible for the results win or loose.They require you to sell products the customer doesn't want or need. They don't care about misrepresenting publication dates...they publish books a year in advance of the actual copyright date. In other words they will publish a book in 2011 with a 2012 or 2013 copyright. This is about borrowing sales revenue from the next year. It also means that sometime it's going to catch up with them and they are using a trick that is destroying our economy for short term fixes.

    Advice to Management

    If you are holding the local rep. responsible for the end result let them control the sale process. Too many managers don't know what is going on in departments yet they are making the decisions.


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    Pros and cons of working at a big company apply

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Editor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Development Editor in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pearson is a really good organization if you're interest in publishing - lots of forward-thinking, innovative stuff going on.

    Cons

    The only problem is that Pearson Learning Solutions is a very seasonal business, so you have busy summer seasons and very quiet offseasons. That offseason could be better spent on employee development, but Pearson tends to go the temporary-worker route instead, meaning there is a lot of disgruntlement at summer's end.

    Advice to Management

    More employee development. The reorganization should help, but the two-tier recruitment system definitely causes more problems when it comes to employee morale, and it creates a toxic environment.


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