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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 for 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

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    Large, Slow-moving, But Moving

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly engaged and interested peers who work tirelessly despite the many challenges they encounter on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Very high turnover in leadership that means many efforts are abandoned, new jargon and lingo are introduced as new people want to make their mark, regular workers seem incredulous to such regular and inconsequential changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall very positive experience working as a test center manager.

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    Current Employee - Test Center Manager
    Current Employee - Test Center Manager

    I have been working at Pearson part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits they offer for part-time employees are excellent. They do not discriminate on the basis of age or race, etc. Clean, safe and professional working environment. So far they have not done any wage freezes, unlike several of my previous employers. They also offer a lot of learning opportunities for those who want it.

    Cons

    Constantly changing procedures with very little tolerance for error. Although the help is out there, because there is so much information needed to do the job it is often difficult to find the right information quickly. Sometimes the deadlines given for tasks are difficult to accomplish with their time management guidelines, and yet I feel like there are no excuses allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the access to information. Everything in one place, and searchable with keywords. Because the expectations and work load of a test center manager is greater than that of the administrators, allowing the managers a little more flexible working hours to keep things running smoothly would be greatly appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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