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Good work, but it doesn't last.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Peak Employee Scorer  in  Jacksonville, FL
Current Employee - Peak Employee Scorer in Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at Pearson

Pros

Fellow employees. A Bachelors degree minimum is required to work as a Pearson "Peak Employee," as they are known, so everyone around you has a level of education higher than the average population. They know what I'm talking about, and I know what they're talking about.
Low level of stress (most of the time) - you score achievement tests all day.
Interesting mix of states - Pearson contracts with different state's departments of education to score that state's tests. Every state is slightly different in the way they want their tests scored.

Cons

Job is temporary. Facility is open and operational only as long as Pearson has tests to score, which is not the entire year. When the kids are out of school, and before the next year's tests start to come in (July thru Oct), there is no work. Work through the school year is sporadic, though management IS trying to bring work in to fill up the whole year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I cannot say. Don't know enough about the business.

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    Pearson used to be a great place to work...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Great benefits. Fun authors. NSMs in nice locations.

    Cons

    Old boy network. No change in senior management team in years. What happened to all the women managers?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what the market wants. Listen to your customers and your reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Pearson is a great place to work in an industry going through transformation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Pearson is the world's leading education company, with leadership in its market that is redefining the industry. Pearson's products are in the hands of nearly every learner in a formal education system in the planet at some time in their lives, which is both a great privilege and an awesome responsibility. Pearson handles that well through its commitment to excellence, its philanthropic endeavors and its thrust forward in using technology to even the playing field for learners of all styles and backgrounds.

    Cons

    Pearson's excellence stems from its traditional publishing background. It has not yet figured out fully how it will play in the digital world, and there are still a lot of internal systems and behaviors that are rooted in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways of taking more risk, embracing more outsiders and their ways of thinking about business, and strengthen the concept of performance-based management throughout the organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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