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What a horrible place to work.

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Former Employee - Assistant to EA of Accounting
Former Employee - Assistant to EA of Accounting

I worked at Pearson

Pros

My fellow employees and divisions around me were great and left with some good friends. I didn't stay long enough to know the perks.

Cons

Being micromanaged isn't fun. Doing all of your bosses work while she decides on her workout routine and eating habits isn't great and management had no idea.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management should look at if employee's are satisfied. Their so worried about managing up that the employee's underneath them are unhappy.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent benefits, flextime.

    Cons

    Poor communication, low salaries, minimal training, poor planning at the upper management level, employees often must work long hours with no overtime. All of the above causes very low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to spend time forming better plans prior to embarking on a project. Each project feels like someone makes a decision to start the project, and then plans it later. Unfortunately, the "worker bees" who are stuck on the project and have no control are the ones that suffer.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pearson: Great benefits and a great working environment, but growth, development and income are limited.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Pearson is a great place to work for people who are single or who have families. The benefits are great and the balance between work and home life, including flexibility in taking time off, and occasional work from home is outstanding. The work environment is comfortable and the employees in the company are very talented and great to work with. Pearson provides various forms of job-related training, including tuition reimbursement for its employees.

    Cons

    Pearson does not pay competitively for many positions and does not make salary adjustments that are inline with regional markets. At least in my division, there are no performance-based incentives for employees: two people in the same position may do varying levels of work, perhaps even at different levels of quality, but will be rewarded similarly. Opportunities for career advancement are limited, and there is no clear process for advancing internally. Pearson does not focus enough on developing the talents, nor retaining the employment, of the great people it hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pearson management does a great job focusing on hiring great people, getting outstanding products to market, and improving the bottom line. However, the company needs to spend more time investing in its most valuable assets: the employees. The company would do well to allocate more spending to developing and retaining quality employees across all divisions. Evaluating and adjusting pay rates for positions in employee's respective regions of the country, providing more training, building clear pathways for advancement and rewarding employees with real and competitive financial incentives for a job well done, and awarding promotions for excellent work, would truly make a difference in boosting employee morale and would ultimately contribute positively to Pearson's income and profits. Focusing more on its employees would be a win-win for Pearson.

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