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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

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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