NCS Pearson Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Awful morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCS Pearson full-time

    Pros

    PTO, hours, clean, nice restrooms.

    Cons

    Degrading to hard workers. Mean management.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


  2. pearson research

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    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist
    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NCS Pearson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible remote work environment, not much pressure

    Cons

    The goal of the position and the research network was not entirely clear. The work (writing papers on education) often felt frivolous and not very substantive. There was a lack of technical knowledge among many employees, and ironically a disinterest in mathematics or science despite many of the staff holding PhDs in educational research. It felt as if the organization was created solely to improve the public image of the corporation.

    Advice to Management

    make clear the aims for the organization


  3. Great Flexible hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Convenience and flexibility to work from the comfort of your home

    Cons

    Seasonal work only.Certain projects you have to meet certain standards in order to continue to work on project.


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  5. Monotonous yet ever changing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work was not very difficult once you got the hang of it. There is the chance of daily bonuses however it seems the job is structured to make sure you don't actually reach the bonus.

    Cons

    There are different pay rates for training and scoring. You have to retrain every few days when the project changes. The work can get very monotonous as you grade the same question all day for days at a time.


  6. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Scorer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Scorer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent regional management (Sacramento, CA). Clear expectations explained and concerns from workers addressed quickly. Made to feel welcome from day one and good social environment to work in. Loved the flex time option.

    Cons

    No downsides for me. Wish the work lasted longer


  7. Former

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice new building in a mew business park

    Cons

    Low salary with increasing workload

    Advice to Management

    Pay on par with industry standard


  8. Risk averse, cronyism and slow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NCS Pearson (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some nice people. Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Old boys network at play here. Hard to get people to respond to requests. Slow - moving.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  9. Good salary, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at NCS Pearson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was hired as a tech writer for a solid salary they paid me 5 years, when it could have been a 6-month contract job.

    Cons

    Even though I worked in Iowa City, the majority of my co-workers did not live in this fairly open-minded community, and misogyny, homophobia, and racism were all too apparent.

    Advice to Management

    You're not doing anyone any favors by hiring developers who are egomaniacs and cannot work with a diverse workforce.


  10. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Online Scorer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Online Scorer in Bloomington, MN

    Pros

    Great seasonal, work-from-home job which I have been a part of for 6 scoring seasons. Offers great training, great content and technical support. Everything you need to be successful at your job. Pay is good with incentives to boot.

    Cons

    Technical issues can sometimes effect if you can get your work done.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Good temp work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Scorer
    Current Employee - Test Scorer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NCS Pearson part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Low stress, good supplemental income,

    Cons

    Temporary and often projects interfere with other job schedules. Low pay ($12/hr for a college graduate).

    Advice to Management

    Make schedule of upcoming projects more readily available to conditional employees -- they need to plan for other work opportunities in order to have consistent income. Raise hourly wages.



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