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A great organization with some communication and internal challenges

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Current Employee - Senior Implementation Consultant in Addison, IL
Current Employee - Senior Implementation Consultant in Addison, IL

I have been working at Pearson

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pearson is a great organization to work for. Management is outstanding, exec leadership are involved and aware of goings-on and interact with front-line employees frequently. There are several visionary folks throughout the organization and while they are loosely organized (see: Yammer), they are able to help shape and shift the organization. I would heartiliy recommend Pearson!

Cons

There are challenges, as there are in any large organization, particularly around innovation and challenging the status quo. It's not quite the monolith that IBM or other Blue Chip organizations are, but there are times that change comes slowly (if at all). Internal shared services are less than ideal. The green initiatives have not yet reached HR/payroll services and certainly not accounts payable.

Advice to Management

Find your visionaries, link them better, listen to them more closely. Pay attention to your customers, find a way to sift out some of the chaff (it does still exist).

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  1. Publishing Giant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Pearson

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Deep resources (in terms of marketing, product development, etc.)
    2. Growth Opportunities (Pearson definitely hires from within)
    3. Tradition of success
    4. Competent colleagues (A lot of smart people work at Pearson)
    5. Good benefits
    6. Highly competitive products and technology
    7. Many women promoted to senior management

    Cons

    1. Too much hierarchy
    2. Unrealistic goals
    3. Internal competition

    Advice to Management

    Need better sales accounting systems.


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    Graphic Design in Marketing Services

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Pearson

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility is out of this world.
    Salary is decent for the area when compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Leadership is horrible.
    Communication is not existent.
    Incompetency in many leadership roles
    Building appearance is out dated and crowded

    Advice to Management

    Know what your employees do and how things actually work. Stop posturing and take an active role in your position.


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