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Hold off on working at Pearson until reorganization is complete

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work, but it doesn't last.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Peak Employee Scorer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Peak Employee Scorer in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Fellow employees. A Bachelors degree minimum is required to work as a Pearson "Peak Employee," as they are known, so everyone around you has a level of education higher than the average population. They know what I'm talking about, and I know what they're talking about.
    Low level of stress (most of the time) - you score achievement tests all day.
    Interesting mix of states - Pearson contracts with different state's departments of education to score that state's tests. Every state is slightly different in the way they want their tests scored.

    Cons

    Job is temporary. Facility is open and operational only as long as Pearson has tests to score, which is not the entire year. When the kids are out of school, and before the next year's tests start to come in (July thru Oct), there is no work. Work through the school year is sporadic, though management IS trying to bring work in to fill up the whole year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I cannot say. Don't know enough about the business.

    Recommends
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