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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    Publishing Giant

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

    I worked at Pearson

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Need better sales accounting systems.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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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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