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Not the place for those than want to grow!

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Current Employee - Finance Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Boston, MA

I have been working at Pearson

Pros

Low work load, mindless work. Nice gig if you want to do a 9-5. People are nice, work is easy, simple business model, very primitive.

Cons

Frustrating for those that want to drive change and process improvement. This is a publishing company that still has not fully embraced the digital age.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire some fresh blood at the highest level and drive change.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    - lots of flexibility in schedule

    Cons

    - Silos between divisions in many instances

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    A Great Place to Grow

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    Pearson does a good job of recognizing talent and promoting from within. Having a degree in English or publishing experience prior to coming is good, but a lack thereof does not hinder growth. On the job and formal training is well organized.

    The people at Pearson are incredibly talented and hard working.

    Cons

    It is a challenge to balance work/life when working at a high-stress type of job. Pearson is no exception to this--a cyclical industry like college publishing requires travel and long hours during peak season, and what used to be the "off" season does not exist anymore. Still there are perks to make up for it, and I would highly recommend it as a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at the day-to-day and get to really know the middle and upper managers without judgment. Obviously the industry has changed significantly since the 80s/90s when many sr leaders started at Pearson, they clearly know that. What might not be as obvious is how employees, customers and their approaches to day to day tasks have changed as well.

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