Pearson Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Right idea...Wrong path

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, the benefits, the work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company motto should be changed from "Always Learning" to "Always Changing".

  2. Helpful (3)

    Assessment Item Writer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assessment Item Writer - Short Term Contractor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assessment Item Writer - Short Term Contractor in Austin, TX

    I worked at Pearson

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule (just meet project deadlines), work independently, project managers available for assistance/feedback

    Cons

    No way to know what other projects are available to be considered for

    Advice to Management

    Offer short term contractors opportunities to enter the company for other projects/ job opportunities

  3. Worked for the company for 12 years as a sales executive.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company has great products and the best authors in the industry. I had some very successful years with this company and loved the opportunity to work with some very talented people.

    Cons

    The company is so large that nothing every gets done quickly. The company does not have standard onboarding procedures and has very few learning and development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    It would helpful to put in place learning and development opportunities related to personal growth. I would also suggest training for manager and leaders in the organization. They hire managers who were once great sales people, but they never develop them into good leaders.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    Was a great group of people to work with and for. Great benefits.

    Cons

    For three years management kept us in the dark about dosing the warehouse. They just started outsourcing to other companies, customers are left behind with no knowledge of products or divisions.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Product Management in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Former Employee - Director of Product Management in Upper Saddle River, NJ

    I worked at Pearson

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

    Pros

    Was a good company. Stayed about 2 years too long out of a 7 year career.

    Cons

    "Performance Oriented" turned into mass layoffs followed by hires of high level resources that were unqualified. Did not value current talent, only cared about new talent.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Senior Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any. Lots of idiot peers including a idiotic chief architect. A guy with no engineering background is a chief architect. In a way they can;t give you enough work. Most work can be done is half the time.

    Cons

    The company gives away chief architect title to those even to those without a degree. At least few chief architects have no degree or background - hey should be product managers; but hey lead advanced teams - only qualification they have is they just can;t shut up.

    Lots of chaos everywhere. left hand does not know right hand. repetitions, and duplications. Lots of ego and idiotic management. do not join DAALT team, gambit team or homework. Ah. I can't think if any group is worth. A good bunch of buffoons leading. Wait till 3 to 6 months until they fire these chief architects

    Advice to Management

    You are a educational company and act as such. Look around to those who have not produced anything. Promote right people not just those who can;t keep their mouth shut

  8. Helpful (1)

    lost its way

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some really talented, quality people

    Cons

    Ongoing changes in direction and leadership. Still a bit of an old boys network especially in certain parts of the company

  9. A good company struggling with a rapidly changing business.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    The benefits are great. If you are working with creative people who want to do innovative things, the job is terrific.

    Cons

    We are a big company, and change can be slow and difficult.

    Advice to Management

    We do need to be more streamlined, but we have well educated customers, and we do need to have enough flexibility to serve different needs of different disciplines.

  10. Temp Jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - IT Support in San Antonio, TX
    Current Intern - IT Support in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Pearson as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very good company to work for, lots of flexibility with schedule and decent pay.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow
    Same pay for over a year

  11. Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance, opportunities for advancement. Good pay. Great culture

    Cons

    poor benefits, fragmented, inefficient, lack of standards

    Advice to Management

    keep working on corporate change, but don't forget values

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