Pearson Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Marketing Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Exciting work opportunities.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to add.

    Advice to Management

    Yes


  2. Helpful (2)

    Excellent company, excellent people!

    Former Employee - Instructional Design Consultant
    Former Employee - Instructional Design Consultant
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. Strong learning emphasis. Nice approach to work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to understand organizational structure.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good place to earn experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits (medical, dental, vision insurance, 401k).

    Cons

    Too many middle managers, who don't know what goes on in their depts.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Growth opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    I love the people at Pearson - those who I work with directly and other people who I meet. People are generally supportive, engaging, and passionate about education. The company has provided me with a lot of opportunities for growth, which I didn't always have in my previous roles.

    Cons

    There is often a lot of restructuring in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage employee growth and development


  6. Helpful (14)

    I hope you can sleep at night

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former IT Professional in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Former IT Professional in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home opportunities were nice. Bonuses (until merging) were good now they stink. Nothing else now is a pro, it's been a miserable 2 years.

    Cons

    Told our jobs were safe. Laid off weeks later despite great reviews for my 6 years there. VP level and up have no idea how stuff works here. Too many chiefs.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves instead of the people who do the real work.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Pearson

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Company has been restructuring the past three years which has led to layoffs and stress for employees.


  8. Helpful (4)

    User Experience Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Design Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - User Experience Design Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home benefits are great Trying to implement change in strategy to digital driven environment, which is a tough transition Moved to a more individualized performance plan based on individuals acheivement

    Cons

    Organization reporting structures change often Going through massive attrition as a result of the restructure Poor corporate communication

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees more informed of strategic changes within the company. Figure out how to truly bridge the gaps between tech stacks and teams to enable more collaboration and reuse.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty relaxed atmosphere, good work-life balance, no long hours (strictly 9-5). Ability to work from home when you choose to. Friendly, kind people to work with who are considerate and understanding.

    Cons

    Not the highest pay, difficult to be promoted within


  10. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great people, excellent teamwork and relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Hard work and experience is appreciated vocally, not always financially.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Associate Editor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Somerville, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Somerville, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, Summer Fridays, modern, clean facilities

    Cons

    Highly stressful, very hierarchical, isolated from other departments

    Advice to Management

    Tone down the leap-for-the-jugular criticism of employees



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