Compare Pearson vs Cengage BETA

See how working at Pearson vs. Cengage compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Pearson vs. Cengage. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Pearson

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Cengage

Employee Ratings

  • Cengage scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 4673 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 1405 reviews)
Cengage employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.6
Cengage employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Cengage employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
4.2
Cengage employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.8
Cengage employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
4.2
Cengage employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Pearson Ceo Andy Bird
88%
88%Andy Bird
CEO Approval
Cengage Ceo Michael Hansen
90%
90%Michael Hansen
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
61%
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Cengage employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
38%
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Cengage employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 25% higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Pearson has 4,139 more total submitted salaries than Cengage.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager123 Salaries
$65,630/yr
Sales Representative107 Salaries
$58,522/yr
Enrollment Advisor55 Salaries
$47,772/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Product Manager30 Salaries
$88,065/yr
Sales Representative39 Salaries
$56,865/yr
Education Consultant57 Salaries
$58,882/yr

What Employees Say

  • Pearson had 221 more reviews than Cengage that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Pearson had 76 more reviews than Cengage that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 392 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 351 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 171 reviews)
"Great people"(in 112 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 149 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 96 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 73 reviews)
"Reorgs"(in 40 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Enrollment Specialist

I worked at Pearson full-time for more than a year

Pros

Working from home is a bliss

Cons

Sick hours are not enough.

Advice to Management

Keep it up

Former Employee - Adjunct Math Instructor

I worked at Cengage full-time

Pros

Loved working with the team I worked with, called TeamUP. We were the educational and professional arm of the company. We worked from home, created customized trainings to empower educators, then... traveled to the colleges and universities for which we created those trainings to deliver them. Lots of entrepreneurial freedom while working on a generous salary. The company matched employees dollar for dollar in 401K, we turned out to be break to go along with the severance package after reorg.

Cons

They were forced to adapt with the rapidly changing digital landscape and had to layoff thousands of employees during reorganizations. The team I worked for was restructured completely, which didn’t... resemble what I was hired for, so when the option to accept another position OR severance was posed, I opted for the generous severance package. Great job while it lasted (I was there just over 5 yrs).

Advice to Management

Continue to listen to the needs of customers and employees.

Job Postings

Pearson has 3,242 more recently posted open jobs than Cengage.