Pearson Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great, dedicated staff and direct leader very approachable

    Cons

    Lack of consistency in process across business groups

    Advice to Management

    Ask people in the field for input


  2. Helpful (1)

    Pearson

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

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for steady work.

    Cons

    Everything was changing constantly. Management in flux.


  3. Helpful (3)

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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. Getting Better Again

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    pay and good products, we are heading back into the right direction after two tough years.

    Cons

    Made major mistakes last two years and now trying to fix. We are headed back into the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Management needed better advice two years ago. Went in one crazy direction and I guess realized their mistake and did a 180.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Seasonal Scoring with Bonus Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Scorer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Scorer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson (Less than a year)

    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


  7. Helpful (5)

    No growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. No one leaves and new senior positions hired from outside.


  8. Closing in Austin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment and coworkers.

    Cons

    Closing the door in Austin Operations.


  9. Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software QA Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate Software QA Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    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.


  10. Nice company to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Work culture, work hours flexibility

    Cons

    Not exactly into software field


  11. Helpful (1)

    Generally fine

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a huge corporation, so there's theoretically a lot of opportunity for advancement, so long as you don't mind moving departments or locations. The atmosphere in my office was generally positive and casual. Pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay for non-sales employees. No clear process for merit-based advancement. Frequent hiring freezes that prevent back-filling vacant (but necessary) positions.

    Advice to Management

    It's generally accepted that it's less expensive in the long run to properly compensate high-performing employees, as opposed to continually hiring and training replacement employees. Consider taking a long-term perspective on human capital.



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