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Very corporate, lots of bureaucracy and micro-managing.

Publisher's Representative (Former Employee) Glenview, IL

ProsWorking with education professionals is much less stressful than other groups, such as medical/pharmaceutical types. If you do make your sales quota, the compensation is good.

ConsCompensation is only paid out annually, and targets can often be unreasonably high. There is no consideration given to the loss of business to corporate book stores (such as Follett and Barnes & Noble), despite the fact that much of this loss of business is outside the control of the sales rep. The company used to be much more relaxed, imaginative, and creative. However as it has grown larger, it has become more corporate and almost entirely focused on profits over people. Turnover grew tremendously in my last year with the company, with many talented individuals leaving to join a competitor like Cengage or McGraw Hill.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Company!

    Global Project Management Intern (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Pearson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros: Had a great time working there, company commited to diversity very flexible… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on improving human resources effort and centralizing activities instead… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Assembly (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Pearson full-time for less than a year

    Pros: In about a month of working at Pearson I began training to be… Cons: I was let go after a month because of a policy enforced by HR dept. My… Advice to Senior Management: I feel that the managers and higher ups should have say in which employees remain with company despite a minor attendance policy issue. If the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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