Pearson Overview

  • plc.pearson.com
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1844
  • Company - Public (PSO)
  • Publishing
  • $5 to $10 billion (USD)

At Pearson, our purpose is simple: to add life to a lifetime of learning. We believe that every learning opportunity is a chance for a personal breakthrough. That’s why our c.20,000 Pearson employees are committed to creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed ...

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June 21, 2022
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Andy Bird, our CEO, shares his pride at being part of a team at Pearson that recognizes Juneteenth as a significant milestone in American history and amplifies its importance. We're committed to content based on facts and evidence. This empowers us to educate millions of people about the true history of enslavement and help ensure such atrocities are never repeated.
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Andy Bird on LinkedIn: This week, Pearson's Black employee resource group hosted "Juneteenth
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May 27, 2022
At Pearson, we earn trust. We build credibility by acting with integrity every day. To Oliver, our Workforce Skills VP of Strategy and Growth, trust is the foundation of all that is good in the world. Find out more about what our purpose and values mean to Oliver and discover more about life at Pearson: http://spr.ly/6044Kzv7e
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Pearson Reviews

3.7
73%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
Andy Bird
Andy Bird
607 Ratings
Featured Review
5.0
Former Employee, less than 1 year

"Fantastic place to work"

May 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee
Recommends

Pros

Great support from management and colleagues, warm work environment

Cons

None, great place to work
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Diversity & Inclusion at Pearson

4.0
(1195 Reviews)

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How is diversity at Pearson?

...It's a good company, very conscious of diversity and the pay is generally in line with market rates for given positions....Read More

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Pearson Interviews

Experience
Positive60%
Negative19%
Neutral21%
Getting an Interview
Applied online63%
Employee Referral13%
Recruiter7%
Difficulty
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  1. Faculty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pearson (United States)

    Interview

    Applied in March, then 10 days later I received an email from the "Talent Acquisition Team" , stating that my resume was very interesting, with a few follow-up questions which they called "Pre-interview" questions. This to me said that they seemed very interested.

    I prepared the answers and sent them back (to an individual email, someone who works at Pearson) the next day (March 25). No follow-up at all.

    April 15 - I followed up to verify they got my information. NO RESPONSE.

    June 15 - Followed up again, NO RESPONSE

    June 16 - form e-mail (from company, not an individual) stating that they moved on with other candidates.

    I really have no proof that they even got the answers to their questions, which I feel could have helped my chances at getting at least an interview.

    This isn't sour grapes on not getting the job, it's more the process. I think it is very unprofessional not to respond to inquiries, only to wait nearly three months to receive a form letter (which contained suggestions that were irrelevant to me.)

    This isn't the first time I encountered this with this company, but it will for sure be the last. There were a few other times where I applied and even spoke with management, they expressed interest, then a ball got dropped and I would hear nothing for months until I followed up again and was given excuses. Communication is among the poorest I have seen.
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    Why do you want to work here, what is your desired salary, what are your unique skills, are you familiar with (list of programs), etc.

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Pearson Awards & Accolades

  • Among the top 500 companies on the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (for 2022)Bloomberg2022
  • Among the 100 most transparent companies in the world per the Transparency IndexTransparency Index2022
  • Named by the Corporate Knights as one of the World’s 100 Most Sustainable CompaniesCorporateKnights2022
  • Ranked #19 on the 2022 Stonewall UK Top 100 Employers for LGBT+ peopleStonewall UK Top 100 Employers2022
  • Gold Award for LGBT+ Inclusion at Work Commitment2022 Stonewall UK Employer Awards2022

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What is paid time off like at Pearson?

...5 years, the only decent thing about working at Pearson were the benefits, PTO, tuition reimbursement opportunities, and flexible work....

April 26, 2022

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