Pearson Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Usually a great work-life balance if you're in Production or Media (in 71 reviews)

  • Work from home seems pervasive throughout the company (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • It's as if upper management has never been in sales (in 38 reviews)

  • Nobody leaves (which is probably a "pro" for the company) so there's not much room for advancement (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (27)

    WAS a great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a great company - really cared for its employees and their families. Had a wonderful work atmosphere where employees respected each other.

    Cons

    Now ruled by the almighty Dollar and would prefer to have young employees with no common sense than hold on to its seasoned employees who could mentor the newer staff and also provide knowledge and insight to products.

    Advice to Management

    You can revert to the old environment without jeopardizing your leadership in technology and education. Employees would be happier and more productive.


  2. Closing in Austin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Great work environment and coworkers.

    Cons

    Closing the door in Austin Operations.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Overall good experience but overwhelming workload and stressful environment.

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    Former Employee - Design Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Design Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, bonus, somewhat flex hours, good health benefits, great 401k match

    Cons

    Stressful, tons of meetings, unrealistic deadlines, difficult to meet expectations while maintaining quality and creativity


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  5. Nice company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture, work hours flexibility

    Cons

    Not exactly into software field


  6. Helpful (8)

    Would not recommend

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hoboken, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Flex time and great benefits

    Cons

    The company environment changed during my time of employment. When I started there it was a friendly, easy going company; however, when new management took over the atmosphere became very depressed and negative. The open work space that was initiated was meant to encourage more collaborative work days, but I don't think it succeeded in doing that. More of a library feel than a vital, lively workspace. It's also very difficult for advancement, and salaries are not representative of experience and time put in.


  7. Excellent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software QA Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate Software QA Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Pearson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture People are supportive

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Clinical Technical Software Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay with oppurtunity's to advance in the company. Great facility and enviornment to work in with great co-workers

    Cons

    Not a job that I have a degree for.


  9. Seasonal Scoring with Bonus Opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scorer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Scorer in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Pearson (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Score papers at from home and able to set own schedule; possible bonus offered to high-production or quailty graders.

    Cons

    Only seasonal. Usually from mid-April to mid-June. Very repetitive and boring work. Online software is often down and there are days without any work

    Advice to Management

    Extend working schedule to multiple projects per year or allow workers to specialize in a single scoring category


  10. Producer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great projects, great teams, great work-life balance

    Cons

    salaries lower than technology jobs


  11. Amazingly nice people to work with

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Pearson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment pleasant offices good pay flexible schedules

    Cons

    usually contract work, and you must qualify



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