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A Once Great Company

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Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Antonio, TX

I worked at Pearson full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Lots of opporopportunity if you're fresh out of college. Non-management workers have a "We're in this together" attitude and really care about one another. Telecommuting OK. Leave matches industry standards.

Cons

Raises never match inflation, so true earning power decreases over time. Older, more senior employees are not given opportunity to move to another area and are usually the first ones out the door. Alleged reorganization is only adding layers of management, redundancy, and confusion. Legacy system replacements are many times more expensive than system being replaced and never work correctly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at other companies that have already tried what you're attempting and learn from them. Be open to the fact that what you're attempting might be a mistake and be willing to adapt. Hint: Adding layers of management never helps streamline business or improve efficiency.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Actions speak louder than words

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    Working with immediate people on challenging projects. Everyone works hard and heart is in it.

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about or know what employees do. Completely focused on budgets over people. No leadership in terms of new ideas or products. All about cost cutting, outsourcing, short-term financials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ideas and people matter. Listen to employees. Live the values espoused by management in London. Develop and retain talent instead of burning people out and rotating in and out temporary employees and relying on outside vendors. Create great products. The money will come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Joinor stay at your own risk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Saddle River, NJ

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is transforming at a break neck pace... jury is out if there are any pros in the new world order.

    Cons

    No one is safe due to complete transformation of the business. Morale has reached historic lows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Legacy business experience is no longer valued. Employees have no loyalty and everyone is looking to get out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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