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Product Manager

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Current Employee - Product Manager
Current Employee - Product Manager

I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Excellent company with good work-life balance and competitive salary

Cons

making transition from publishing to technology, content and services

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Move faster changing the culture toward the technology.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Development Editor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Development Editor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment with good products and fantastic team members. Amazing benefits and a really good salary.

    Cons

    Management can be secretive and some managers seem to prevent reports from being promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not as great as reviewed here

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    Current Employee - Director Level
    Current Employee - Director Level

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pearson Corporate has good vision on education and in trying to attain the best methods for reaching students in every walk of life.
    Math school educational division is excellent to work with.

    Cons

    Extremely poor implementation of Pearson vision by educational divisions, both school and college. Communication by EVP and SVP management in the educational division is poor at best. They are excellent at managing their careers with no effective management of the division staff that they are responsible for and it is extremely hierarchical. Because of this lack of interaction they have no real understanding of what or who is working and what or who is not. Division is run by politics not sound business methods. Profits are maintained by lowering overhead not generating revenue, meaning cutting staff via constant reorgs and outsourcing. Staff has learned to keep their heads down and stay below the radar. This has lead to constant evaluations of process and delivery of educational content with little innovation since real innovation comes from a culture of engagement and safety, not fear. Staff has learned not to rock the boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate management needs to hold educational EVPs, SVPs responsible for poor management and performance. This management seems never to be negatively effected, only reshuffled to other positions of authority with their poor leadership resulting in more layoffs to maintain profitability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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