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Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA

I have been working at Pearson

Pros

The people that work there are bright and easy to get along with. Flexibility of hours.

Cons

Lack of career advancement. Too much red tape. Inhospitable environment for submitting new ideas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow all levels of software specialists to submit ideas. The School Systems Software division is unable to respond quickly to changes in the market and is being bogged down by the 'overhead' of the publishing garbage. The software division should be allowed to run like a software division, not like a cog in a bureaucracy.

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    Abusive Untrained Managers Run Wild Running Educational Sweatshop!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    The working conditions are very nice. There are ample offices and the working environment is peaceful. My collegues were extremely passionate about their work. The best part was the 7 hour working days and in the summer they give 1/2 day summer Fridays (although some bosses won't let you take them eventhough it is company policy).

    Cons

    Management has absolutely no training or professional experience in managing and supervising. They are allowed to treat their employees with abhorrent behavior. There is so much backstabbing and stupid office politics amoungst teams that it is hard to get your work done. The mental and verbal abuse is unethical, immoral and illegal. The workload's are ridiculous they say you only work 7 hours, but they guilt you into working 10 hours a day and many weekends. Department's lack plans for career advancement and professional growth- so you will get to a certain level and that is as far as you go. The pay is EXTREMELY low- especially for the fact that there is little to no career advancement opportunities, overload of work and the unending abuse you take on a daily basis- if your not getting yelled at or mistreated, your work load is so overbearing you want to jump off a bridge! Also, they do not give you the tools necessary succeed in your job- you are set-up for failure as soon as you walk in the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET SOME TRAINING! Learn how to be an effective manager and learn how to arm your employees for success!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    pearson is the leading company for digital education

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    schedule flexibility - Managers are very flexible when it comes to time to take vacations or id you need to take care of personal agenda during lunch time.

    Cons

    There is no fitness center or child care center in the work place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend common platform and try to get all pearson companies to work together.

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