Pearson Education Services

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Updated April 23, 2015
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Pros
  • The flexibility of the job allows you to have a quality work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Really great people, good leadership, stable company, world leader in education services (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours of work not enough pay (in 4 reviews)

  • Not a lot of growth opportunity but the work is interesting (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson Education Services

    Pros

    Pearson is an innovative company. They seem to use the most current software to accomplish the job.

    Cons

    There seems to be a glass ceiling especially for women.Work life balance is not very good. Lots of hours

  2. Data Services Engineer, Jr.

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    Former Employee - Implementation Services in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Implementation Services in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Pearson Education Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, and good work life balance

    Cons

    lackluster involvement when promoting from within

    Advice to Management

    Generate a more comprehensive employee training program that allows for career growth

  3. I began working as a scorer for standardized tests and am now a scoring supervisor. I read essays on a computer moniter

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    Current Employee - Test Scorer Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Test Scorer Supervisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Pearson Education Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Every year they offer employment either full-time or part-time based on your current availability.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, due to the competitiveness with necessary correct scoring.

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  5. Was lured away from a great job with promises which were quickly broken.

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    Former Employee - Area General Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Area General Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Pearson Education Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Large company with name recognition.

    Cons

    They've gotten so large that they no longer care about their employees

  6. SQE III

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson Education Services full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Talented people. Cutting edge technology. Decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Managed by a bunch of paranoid monkeys. It's much more important who gets the credit or blame, than actually solving a problem.

    There is a mile wide gap between the employees and managers in terms of technical ability and knowledge. This results in either endless meetings, or blind overconfidence. Neither is ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Find a movie theater to manage, and let them hire technically knowledgeable managers.

  7. The Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson Education Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of intelligent people working here and the benefits are great. The company is experiencing growth.

    Cons

    Midlevel management is very clickish. Although the company is growing, there is not much room for internal employee growth. We allow evident nepotism which goes unchallenged do to the structure of clicks. Pay increases are very low and there is not much money to be made.

    Advice to Management

    You have a plethora of human resources that are being overlooked. If you look pass the comfort of your clicks and tap into your internal resources you'll see bigger gains as individual business units and as an organization.

  8. Open door policy allows all a chance at employment

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    Former Employee - Test Scorer
    Former Employee - Test Scorer

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The workplace atmosphere is supportive, and supervisors go out of their way to help you succeed.

    Cons

    It's only a part-time seasonal job, and there isn't much opportunity for full-time advancement.

  9. You can not live on this job.

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Scorer
    Former Employee - Portfolio Scorer

    I worked at Pearson Education Services part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supervisors and the administrative personals are really good and very helpful. The working environment is also good.

    Cons

    The pay rate is very poor, it is not up to your satisfaction and it does not match with the labor you put.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little bit generous.

  10. Scorer

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    Current Contractor - Test Scorer
    Current Contractor - Test Scorer

    I have been working at Pearson Education Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Seasonal work that you can do from home on your own schedule. Customer support is helpful when you need them, and you will need to call them a lot.

    Cons

    Very low salary for the tedious and very subjective work. All work is done through portals and I found myself getting locked out and having to call numerous times. Also, at the start of the project, I got the email to start on a Monday night at 9 PM and the email said all training had to be done by Tuesday night (12-16 hours of training), which was unrealistic. I emailed to human resources about extending the training, then I got a call saying training was extended until Friday and then I got an email saying that they were sorry that I couldn't do the training in time but thank you for your service. So, who's in charge? I did the training and started working. I got an email reminder to set up my payroll account, tried to do that, got locked out, had to call support, then they told me the payroll service was down until the following week. You get the picture... It's kind of a cluster you-know-what. Not worth the meager wages in my opinion...

    Advice to Management

    Video classes that teach train you better.

  11. Decent consulting work - be careful about your paychecks!

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    Former Contractor - Digital Media Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - Digital Media Consultant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Pearson Education Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The projects were interesting and the pay was decent. I worked as a consultant, so it was all contracted work.

    Cons

    There were complications with getting payment for a significant project. Be sure you track your own records carefully and check over your contracts to make sure all expenses are agreed upon.

    Advice to Management

    Create consistency with consulting/contracting employees. Everything seemed disjointed and invented on the spot.

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