Pearson Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. It's a good place!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Creative, transformative, challenging, caring, flexible.

    Cons

    Not defined paths for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication.

  2. Helpful (2)

    limited growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    The timing is flexible, once you have established your credibility.

    Cons

    Work gets repetitive from year to year
    Very limited time to grow professionally once involved in a project

  3. Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Data Processor in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Data Processor in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, great pay.

    Cons

    There are no cons. company is great

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  5. Great company

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Supervisor in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Support Supervisor in Chandler, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    very diverse and looks to promote within. Many opportunities to grow with organization. very generous benefits and pay.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  6. Helpful (4)

    Company has gone down hill in the last few years. Bad management, poor communication, lack of direction

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pearson

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

    Pros

    Benefits, location, summer hours, casual

    Cons

    Bad management. Bad communication. No processes. Low pay. No growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating lower level employees poorly. Have a clear career track. Communicate better.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Working at Pearson as a contractor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is good, the people were great....but there is a big but....

    Cons

    Two things...the re-org has caused a lot of upheaval, tension and problems. Many people were let go and the workload just got passed on to those who remained.

    Also....as a contractor getting paid was cumbersome and very slow. Thru no fault of the team I was working with...it's just the Pearson way with contractors...so be ready to have a long wait for a paycheck.

  8. Services Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership and culture of the organization

    Cons

    Size of the organization; sometimes difficult to determine where to go for answers

  9. Helpful (3)

    Good people, but lots of re-configuring of roles results in stress for everyone.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Everyone is pretty passionate about getting things done. People do want to work together.

    Cons

    Job titles have been reworked and people are confused about what they need to do, so there's a LOT of passing the buck and placing blame on others for failures.

    Lower-level positions do not pay a living wage for the area in which the office is located. You need a second job to afford your rent.

  10. Nice place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    excellent salary and benefits and supportive managers.

    Cons

    opportunities for promotion and growth.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Overall positive experience at Pearson. There are quite a few good people that work there.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good management team in place in some of the divisions and regions. Good benefits. Well known in publishing industry.

    Cons

    You don't get goals until middle of the year. Sometimes it feels it is more about the sale than anything else. There is a large number of people, but getting an answer is hard. Too many people doing too many different things.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and the job that they do each day. They work hard day in and out to make their numbers.

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