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Corporate culture gets in the way of appreciating employees.

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Current Employee - Editor  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Editor in Boston, MA

I have been working at Pearson

Pros

Wonderful benefits and flexible work schedules

Cons

Management seems to keep inferiors in the dark about restructuring; also promotions seem to happen based on "time served" rather than merit

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Openness about changes and an attempt to acknowledge regularly the hard work of the staff (i.e., refreshments at a weekly meeting occasionally) and general encouragement

No opinion of CEO

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    A lot of room for improvement

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor III  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Editor III in Austin, TX

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    Good benefits package, intelligent peers.

    Cons

    I worked for this company for many years, and a person's experiences there are directly related to the team he or she works on. I had a manager who was threatened by her employees that most of the competent people moved on. There was no oversight or accountability for this manager: she had free reign, and because she had never shared knowledge or developed her employees, there are no candidates who could readily replace her.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create avenues that would allow you to find out how the company really operates at the level of the producers. There was a lot of talent and productivity that was wasted in my department because employees were trapped under a bad manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Hold off on working at Pearson until reorganization is complete

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    Current Employee - Senior Content Specialist  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Content Specialist in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Biggest educational publishing company. If at the right level, an individual may have the opportunity to shape education of millions of children.

    Cons

    The company is undergoing vast reorganization. Profits and not education emerging more and more as the top priority, top value in the company. Ths is very disappointing to those of us who really care about education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sacrifice long-term growth for short-term profits. ... Remember that people need time to adjust to new structure, it would be a good idea to have a forum for people to express their gripes and frustrations. There is a growing sense that no one's job is safe. ... There should be bigger roles for research into and implementation best practices into development of new textbook series.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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