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Professional Scorers at Pearson

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Professional Scorer  in  San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Professional Scorer in San Antonio, TX

I worked at Pearson

Pros

As a temporary professional scorer you have the opportunity to sharpen your cognitive skills and learn a bit about high school life (as viewed by teenagers). It is a challenge to understand all the rubric to score but once you have read a couple of hundred papers, you get it pretty quickly. Great as a second job.

Cons

It is pretty monotonous. You read for about four hours straight. Your eyes need a break once in a while! You have liitle chance to get to know others working in the same project.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some more genuine personal interaction would help scorers come back season after season.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A steady place to work with good benefits, but not much room for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Web Content Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Web Content Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Very flexible work hours and work/life balance. Summer hours: half-day Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Ability to work from home for some. Tuition reimbursement for applicable higher education courses. The company continues to do well despite the country's economy. Management provides quality feedback.

    Cons

    Advancement/promotion seems difficult to achieve. The raise process for me was prolonged, despite consistantly excellent reviews, quality work, and respect from managment. There's a lot of red tape. There often doesn't seem to be enough employees--there's a lot of pressure to produce a large quantity of work (at a high quality of course) and not a lot of help to do so. Despite the success of the company, they're not always forthcoming about the likliness of downsizing. Constant reorganization seems redundant and wasteful. Very little communcation between the many groups/businesses, despite an excellent opportunity to share products and knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful to communicate with lower-level employees more often, so they're more aware of how and why the company is functioning. Reward employees for good work! Positive feedback is nice, but it's not enough--employees need compensatory rewards when pay is already low to average.

    Approves of CEO
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    Exceptional products delivered on the technological equivalent of a Commodore 64.

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    Former Employee - National Account Executive  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    Stable Company, extremely solid products with tremendous research team

    Cons

    Remarkably inflexible, unwilling and/or unable to adapt to new technology for delivery of solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrap the current platform for test delivery and build/buy a more flexible solution

    Doesn't Recommend
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