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Professional Editorial Department

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I worked at Pearson

Pros

Very professional and knowledgeable coworkers who maintain a very rigorous editorial standard. Staff is friendly and helpful. A sense of community within the department is encouraged. Management is unusually understanding with regard to personal issues. A certain level of professionalism is expected, but expectations are at the same time realistic.

Cons

Sometimes the work can seem tedious, especially during some parts of the editorial cycle. Sometimes communication between management and staff could be clearer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There have been some attempts to weaken the editorial department because it is seen as superfluous. This is a ridiculous assumption that only a person who has no real understanding of the editorial process can make. The editorial department at Pearson was a very strong one and you should do your best to ensure that it remains that way.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Use to be a good place to work, is now terrible!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Pearson offers great benefits
    The work itself is very interesting; very talented colleagues
    Global business offers valuable experience

    Cons

    Company has grown way too fast
    Sr. management is totally out of touch with middle management and line level employees
    Sr. mgmt focused entirely on making large end-of-year bonuses and in the process and refuse to hire the staff necessary to support the growing business. Employees are working in a sweat-shop environment, with many putting in 12-14 hours days. Qualify has dropped dramatically as staff is pushed to do far more than humanly possible. Morale is rock-bottom.
    Very much a "good old boys club"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They won't listen - so why bother.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    just OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    This publishing house offers great benefits, and it has a big share in the K-12 market in the biggest states.

    Cons

    It's very bureaucratic, thus, too hard to navigate and get things done. It's too political, and as a result, it's a lot about personality rather than performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Device a plan and stick to it: avoid shifting gears all the time. If you care about the 'people', then do not rely on outsourcing, and hire everyone back!

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