Compare Pearson vs Smarthinking BETA

See how Smarthinking vs. Pearson compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 3807 reviews)
2.6
(based on 66 reviews)
Career Opportunities
2.8
1.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
1.9
Work-life balance
3.6
3.5
Senior Management
2.5
2.5
Culture & Values
3.2
2.6
CEO Approval
Pearson Ceo John Fallon
44%John Fallon
Smarthinking Ceo Christa Ehmann Powers, Ph.D
74%Christa Ehmann Powers, Ph.D
% Recommend to a friend
54%
28%
Positive Business Outlook
28%
34%

Salaries

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$110,708/yr
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$33,067/yr
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$28,280/yr
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$84,556/yr
Program Mentor1 Salaries
$18/hr
Online Writing Tutor15 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 321 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 272 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 26 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 133 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 88 reviews)
"30 minutes"(in 26 reviews)
"Essay"(in 23 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor

I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than a year

Pros

Flex time, great health insurance attainable goals, great feedback

Cons

Negativity of jaded employees

Former Freelancer - Essay Editor

I worked at Smarthinking for more than a year

Pros

The support system was fantastic, with numerous resources, email group support, and live chat at the ready for any tricky questions. The work was engaging, with a broad variety of types of writing to... review. Because the guideline is three corrections of larger-scale topics (like paragraph organization) and three corrections of smaller-scale topics (like comma placement), it's less overwhelming than having to do, say, a full edit of the writing in question. It's also a set-your-own-hours job, making it flexible and easy to work from home.

Cons

The way it was set up, the next essay/assignment in the queue was sent directly to you once you indicated you were ready to work. This means you have no control over what type of writing you'll be... working on - it could be a technical piece, it could be a high-school essay, it could be a rough outline, it could be a college paper, and any other number of things. While this is absolutely fair, it's hard to mentally prepare ahead of time for what you'll be working on. It can also be difficult work at times - papers with errors every other sentence or terrible organization, etc - and it can be a challenge to identify the top three errors to focus the tutoring on.

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