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Helpful (2)

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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    From world leading publisher to mediocre tech company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll get a discount on books.

    Cons

    No leadership with a hostile environment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire executives with technology backgrounds if you want to transition from print-to-digital. Try to grab the "magic" of education publishing, content, and editorial again before higher education institutions fully abandon Pearson.

  2. Brave, Imaginative, and Decent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

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

    Pros

    There is an excellent work-life balance; overtime is hardly ever necessary. Every day is very busy but there is never any stressful pressure. Everyone is very supportive.

    Cons

    As with any corporation, there is a lot of bureaucracy - everyone is generally very friendly and approachable but responsibilities are clearly divided and there are relatively narrowly-defined career tracks. Sales is heavily emphasized.

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