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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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Pros and cons of working at a big company apply

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    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Short work week and plenty of cyber commute options. When things get crazy everyone works together to get the job out the door with the minimum amount of defects.

    Cons

    management doesn't always understand what we do. on several occasions releases were forced to go out before they were ready, and the resulting issues resulted in production outages and lost revenue

    Advice to Management

    Enough with the reorgs. Let's get some stability in LTG, invest in hardware so we an get our work done correctly.


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