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"Pearson IT Project Manager review"

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Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Iowa City, IA
Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Iowa City, IA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pearson does offer a nice compensation package including tuition reimbursement. They offer a flexible work schedule and a casual work environment. I've been very fortunate to have managers that were understanding when I needed to take time off.

Cons

The IT organization has been reorganized several times in the last few years, which makes it difficult to understand roles and responsibilities within the organization. There are resource shortages in the IT organization, so it is very easy for employees (especially the good ones) to get an overwhelming workload.

Advice to Management

The roles and responsibilities of all employees need to be clearly defined.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial Manager in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Editorial Manager in Glenview, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - People are generally very nice. Colleagues are supportive.

    - The work can be meaningful at times.

    - The Glenview facility is nice. The buildings have many enormous windows. Although the furnishings are somewhat dated, maintenance is thorough. There is a wooded walking trail.

    - The company is basically financially stable--an important attribute during this period of economic uncertainty.

    Cons

    - Long hours.

    - Unreasonable expectations by senior management.

    - Staff is somewhat discouraged by the ever increasing scope of projects, decreasing timeframes, and decreasing staff levels coupled with upper management’s enthusiastic voicing of the mantra "efficiency and accountability."

    - As of March 2009 Pearson Education continues on an going 2+ year reorganization coupled with seemingly random layoffs and department eliminations. The reorganization has "been near the end" for 18 months.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about the needs of elementary education market.


  2. "Could be a great educational publishing company if senior management empowers business unit leaders."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and staff in my department.

    Cons

    Large company and can be bureacratic in decision making. Lacks a spirit of innovation and customer focus.

    Advice to Management

    Empower managers to get their jobs done.


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