Mission: Our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning.
CEO John Fallon shared our January Trading Update today, writing: "We've made good progress in 2018, returning Pearson to underlying profit growth. There's much still to do, but we are increasingly confident in our potential to grow and prosper."
"Marc says that Pearson has a very flexible culture and that his manager has been hugely supportive, helping him to work through the transition to shorter hours... Doing four days means he has been able to spend more time with his son and get more involved with school activities, including the PTA."
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology.
Our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives.
Who We Are
We're the world's learning company, with 35,000 employees across 70 countries worldwide. Our unique insight and world-class expertise comes from our long history of working closely with teachers, learners, researchers, authors, and thought leaders. Our products and services are used by millions of teachers and learners around the world every day.
Whether it’s through new digital learning products in the US, developing qualiﬁcations and assessments in the UK, training school leaders in the Middle East, teaching English in China, or educating professionals, we’re helping people make progress in their lives through learning.
We have a clear and simple set of values — in everything we do, we aspire to be brave, imaginative, decent and accountable. These values describe what is important to all of us, and guide us to do what is right for the world around us.
What We Do
We recognize that the only way to keep pace with all of the exciting opportunities in education is to challenge the traditional models of developing new ideas.
We find smart people — partners and customers inside and outside the company — who can positively impact our business and learning outcomes.
That means working with technology partners who can help us put education in the hands of more people around the world, in more inspiring ways. And working with local experts who know better than anyone what's needed to solve the challenges where they are.
When you work for Pearson, you have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. You'll be proud of contributing to work that makes education more affordable, accessible, and available to learners worldwide.
We also aim to be the best company to work for, because we want you to stay with us. We treat each person as an individual, with competitive benefits, personal development, and opportunities like working abroad to suit you and your needs. We’re vibrant, flexible, and modern, and we’re always learning.
These core values drive our ways of working at Pearson. It's crucial that you’re brave enough to do what you feel is right and can communicate and work with others who may have a different perspective.
To be successful at Pearson, you must also be able to see the way forward, consider all angles, get things done, and bring people with you. And of course, you must do all this with the highest level of respect for your colleagues and our customers and learners.
When recruiting, we look for:
We Value Diversity And Inclusion
At Pearson, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world.
That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve.
The Diversity & Inclusion (“D&I”) team is a central, global resource within Human Resource’s Talent Center of Expertise. Though the team is staffed by a VP & Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion and a Senior Advisor of Diversity & Inclusion, we believe that every Pearson colleague is a Diversity & Inclusion practitioner. Whatever your role at Pearson, you are integral to ensuring that all of our colleagues are valued and included in our organizational work.
To ensure that we have scalable, sustainable impact, our team functions as a global network. In addition to our dedicated D&I staff, we manage a team of Global Diversity & Inclusion Advocates. The Advocates are full-time Pearson employees who apply for and are selected to help implement global D&I principles in their local businesses and offices. We also facilitate the work of employee resource groups (ERGs) globally.
Our Diversity & Inclusion efforts are focused on three primary areas: our people, our culture, and our learners. We strive to embed D&I principles into all business processes and practices.
We seek to:
Employee Resource Groups
Pearson’s employee resource groups (ERGs) give employees opportunities for networking, increased engagement, professional development, and mentorship, and also to contribute to Pearson’s business goals.
ERGs consist of colleagues around the world who join Pearson’s efforts to embed diversity and inclusion into all aspects of our business. Every ERG has a clear mission, charter, and by-laws and is facilitated by our D&I team.
Current ERGs include:
Pearson offers training and learning opportunities on a range of issues such as Diversity Awareness & Harassment Prevention, Fast Thinking: How Unconscious Bias Can Slow Our Business, and Navigating Generational Differences at Work.
We expect a lot from you, so we give a lot back. We’ve designed our workplace programs to meet your and your family’s needs, with some of the best benefits in the industry.
Because everyone’s circumstances are different, we offer a range of options that let you tailor your benefits to suit your needs.
Standard benefits include:
At Pearson, we aspire to be brave, imaginative, decent, and accountable in everything we do.
These values drive us to improve educational access and outcomes worldwide, through work grounded in research. Because of these values, we have pledged to help solve some of the world's biggest challenges by aligning with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.
It's also our unwavering commitment to these values that shape Pearson's point of view on important topics.
We're often asked to weigh in on issues facing education and the world, in general. Here are our positions on some of these topics.
Low Cost Private Schools - Improving educational access and outcomes in countries where provision is poor or lacking.
Support for Public Schools - Supporting public education around the world.
Assessment - Developing the next generation of better, smarter, digitally-delivered assessments, ultimately to the benefit of students and teachers.
Data Privacy - Working diligently with all our customers to protect information.
Diversity - We value the power of difference.
Education Access and Equity - Freedom and access to opportunity.
Lobbying - Sharing research and information with policy makers.
Common Core State Standards in the U.S. - Our position on Common Core State Standards in the United States.
UK Living Wage - A living wage employer.
Tax - Reporting on tax paid as part of our commitment to operating in a sustainable and transparent way.
Modern Day Slavery - Our commitment against modern day slavery.
I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 3 years)
Great company that always puts employees first.
Nothing negative to say about the company
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pearson (Indianapolis, IN).
5 interviews with teammates and Director. Individual meetings with each. Overall basic questions for each team outing their responsibility and how they would work with the PR/Community Manager. Nothing out of the order. Would ask to pitch a specific product or give examples of past media/community work. Successes/ challenges of past work.
Able to go back and negotiate to an even better offer than initially offered.