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  1.  

    Great people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Perdium Consultant
    Former Employee - Perdium Consultant

    I worked at Pearson part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very progressive company to work for.

    Cons

    Low pay for perdium consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people more who are in front of tour customers. Thay can up sell and make your customers happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    The company's mission is something that you can't find in most corporations.

    Cons

    The work life balance could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly company with great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Pearson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People were very passionate about their jobs
    Lots of networking opportunities
    Mentoring and management support

    Cons

    While salary for entry level was low there were opportunities to grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for in the past, but under new Senior Management, emphasis is on change, not quality.

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    Former Employee - Director in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Upper Saddle River, NJ

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

    Pros

    Workload is manageable and company strives for good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Currently going through a global reorganization resulting in displacement of long-term employees and confusion over organization structure.
    Difficult to advance to Sr. Management levels without relocating.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Needs to improve quickly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance; coworkers who are very kind, friendly, and knowledgable; benefits are fantastic

    Cons

    No guidance
    No real backing from management team
    Reorganization is killing our business, causing much higher work load, territory transition, layoffs of necessary employees, negative attitude, and extremely poor customer response/feedback. (Many of customers I've spoken too will not come back to Pearson because of this reorganization)
    Customer Service (responsible for placing orders, invoices, and other key functions within the company) knows nothing.
    Very gossip heavy - if one rumor is created, it's held against you for a very long time
    Management knows nothing of changes within company or inner workings of company outside of forecasting and how to conduct a meeting to 'motivate' employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out about what changes are coming sooner than 1 hour before they take effect
    Keep employees that matter and have a proven track record
    Provide actual training instead of letting us learn everything on the job
    We're going through a reorganization - you can't expect numbers to be perfect. Stop laying off key employees that have helped drive a huge percentage of sales
    Practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 9 people found this helpful  

    Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    good work environment, fun nice cocworkers

    Cons

    no opportunity for growth, takes care of upper management only.

  8. 9 people found this helpful  

    IT Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Once they get through the reorg, hoping things turn around.

    Cons

    Currently lack of communication and leadership. Shipping jobs off shore and moving management positions to the UK.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Too many reorganizations

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, typical big-corp stuff

    Cons

    The reorganizations are boarding on the absurd at this point. It's like a Monty Python skit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solve the root cause problems. Another reorg is not needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Good benefits and your peers are usually wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue about how to structure the business. Using layoffs as a way to cut costs is not a good long term plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    CDS Agent

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    Current Employee - Customer Digital Success Agent in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Digital Success Agent in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people here. workers are very friendly for the most part. If I ever have any questions, they were answered right away and you have your own space witch is nice. They actively encourage people to decorate their space to "personalize" it. flexible hours and the benefits are amazing for all workers. Full heath care is very nice to have for the price we pay.

    Cons

    The pay here overall is down right insulting. For the amount of work we do here I can't believe how low the pay is. Many of the people at the top make a huge sum of money while the people down below make next to nothing. For a company that grosses over 10 Billion in revenue each year the pay gap here is huge between management and workers. I have worked many different jobs in customer support and this is by far the lowest amount of pay I have ever received in my life. The worst bit is the small amounts of micro-managing. They run on a time clock system and though they say your make a salary rate, you are actually paid by the hour which is completely insane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would honestly say that the pay around here needs to come up for the workers in my department. For the amount of time I have worked here I make so little in return despite how good the benefits are. The pay gap needs to come down for this company. many people at the top make such a large amount of money and the middle and lower workers make next to nothing. Little room to move up in the company because many people are young and do not give up their position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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