Mission: Our mission is to help people progress in their lives through learning.
I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 8 years)
-good work-life balance
-not much politics at the lower levels
-mostly female middle managers and they care about being good managers
-mostly good people who want to do a good job 9-5
-great location (Copley Square)
-if you are someone that wants to work sincerely, but not super crazy like in a tech startup, this is a good place
-despite the bad rap Pearson gets, some products are really cool and there are some very smart people who work there
-upper management is men. Folks, if you believe the glass ceiling doesn't exist in corporate America, come to Pearson.. where 80% of the employees are women but upper management is 90% men!
-upper management is clueless and arrogant
-hire managers from outside instead of promoting the ones in the company
-frat boy culture in upper management
-strategy keeps changing (read--no strategy)
Advice to Management
Don't hire frat boys to lead this company. Promote the women in your organization. There's something rotting in Pearson and it is probably you.
I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Pearson.
I know someone who works here and met with her and her co-worker to discuss the company in general. She helped me get in touch with the manager for the department I had applied to online. I had a phone interview and I think it went well.
The man I spoke with asked the typical interview questions for an entry-level job and he was easy to talk to. We even had a nice conversation about something unrelated to the job. I was asked if I would like to come in the next week to discuss further. Despite the reviews I've seen on Glassdoor, I said yes as I would love to work for a publishing company like Pearson. Plus I like the higher education industry. I was told I'd receive details via email on the weekend (my interview was mid-week).
I have yet to hear back, despite thanking the interviewer and following up twice. I understand not receiving a response for every application sent out, but since I spoke to someone directly and I was under the impression I had an in-person interview scheduled, I'm extremely disappointed I received no response, regardless of the outcome. So, I guess no offer.