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Weak vision, others get credit for your hard work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Great work-life balance
Good benefits
Stimulating work

Cons

Leaders and managers have no vision. Innovation is always talked about, but I rarely see it.
Wrong people (managers, authors/contractors) get credit for your hard work.
Company has gotten too big and as a result too impersonal. I barely have a chance to talk to upper management because they are always too busy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall, I like the people I work with, and I enjoy the actual work. However, management could provide clearer information and feedback about what goals they want us to accomplish.
Give credit where credit is due, and provide more specific positive feedback on our accomplishments (not just a general "thank-you."). Since bonuses, promotions, and pay increases are a rarity in this economic environment, more frequent positive reinforcement is even more important.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 5 people found this helpful

    Pearson was a very good company in the past. Today, head for the hills. Total chaos.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ

    I worked at Pearson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many smart people, great benefits, diverse and interesting work. Work-life balance.

    Cons

    There is no leadership today, and multiple, in-congruent strategies. Senior management is dictatorial and fiercely ego driven. There is contempt held for other divisions, and departments. Dissent is not tolerated. There is very little opportunity for growth, and no career guidance. Lost its values of being kind and decent and today treats employees like furniture. Move from print -to digital is chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Laying off good people to save money? You could care less about intellectual capital, only play favoritism. There is a way to lay people off , which are humane and just. VPs are the most arrogant I have ever worked with in any industry. Value employees, value their talents, let them speak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Ability to have a good career, but lots of decisions that don't make sense.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have had a good career which has been flexible to my interests and my family.

    Cons

    Salary ranges are a joke--after my third "promotion", I still make less than many reps, which is an entry-level job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clearer in salary ranges and ability to make more money in the company. Build salaries around skills and time with company, not on what range you were before vs where you are now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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