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Current Employee - Scorer in Mesa, AZ
Current Employee - Scorer in Mesa, AZ

I have been working at Pearson

Pros

It is a good temporary job. The environment is nice. The people are friendly. There isn't much stress, but the work is kind of mind numbing.

Cons

The work is very repetitive. There is little to no opportunity to advance. The work is only seasonal and your glad when it ends.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think the management does a fairly good job. They provide a nice work environment and there isn't much they could do to address the temporary nature of the work which makes this a dead end job.

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    Start at the bottom... and stay there

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Upper Saddle River, NJ

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    -Good place to learn the basics of publishing
    -Good training programs available, tuition reimbursement, graduate studies
    -Good people to work with
    -Good, social environment in and out of the office
    -Nice commutable location

    Cons

    -salary low
    -no real promotion from within - are pretty much on a level playing field with people outside the company for higher positions
    -editorial assistants stay as editorial assistants, unless they leave the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While we understand not promoting for the sake of promoting, HR and management need to be more proactive about promoting people from within. Opportunities are few and far between, and most editorial assistants either stay there forever or leave the company, despite completing additional training and education, and applying from within for higher positions.

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    Why doesn't it work? With all the talent at Pearson, it should be a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Interesting and intelligent coworkers.
    A few (very few) managers have a decent streak .
    Did I already say that the coworkers are intelligent and interesting people to work with?

    Cons

    Temper tantrum management style of most managers.
    All levels hide work-related info from employees in the level below. Hording info in order to get and keep power is a desperate act of an incompetent, and it hurts the company, not just the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DO NOT allow managers to treat the employees below them in the shoddy, abusive way that they currently treat them. CEASE the hiring and promoting of management's friends and especially relatives who always seem to reach levels of power far beyond their levels of expertise. RECOGNIZE that many, many people first came to Pearson because they believed in the value of what they were hired to do, but they hate having to work in such an abusive environment. I'm giving Dame Scardino a very low score because the buck stops with her for allowing this company to become a sweat shop.

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