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Good company if they would stop the layoffs

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Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Upper Saddle River, NJ
Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Upper Saddle River, NJ

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

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

Pros

Growing company in the field of publishing and digital printing. They are going in the right direction and it was exciting hear that they teamed up with Apple for iBooks. Benefits like health insurance, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid holiday/sick/vacation days.

Cons

Constant reorganization and restructuring of departments. Company is very top heavy. Outsourcing work to India and other vendors because it is cheaper but the below standards instead of getting quality work in less time by staying in-house. Favoritism in departments led to good workers being let go over others.

Advice to Management

Relieve some of the management and bring back the "worker bees". A lot of good people were let go due to restructuring that could have benefited the company. Stop outsourcing for cheap quality, keep it in-house for faster turnaround times and better quality overall.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, enjoyable work, and flexible employer

    Cons

    Decentralized management and communication up and down the chain of command is sometimes problematic

    Advice to Management

    Focus on managing performance of top-level employees and hold them accountable for mistakes


  2. Pearson - Always Changing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You really can have the opportunity to change the world through education. Big company with big impact. Clear digital leader and fundamentally sound. Opportunities for growth if you plan well and work hard

    Cons

    Lots of politics and its as much about who you know than what you know. Long history of acquiring companies that fizzled because they weren't solid businesses in the first place.

    Advice to Management

    Services are great but don't forget about the foundation of the company (content). Ignore investing in content at your peril.


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