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"A company moving forward"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - IT Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ
Former Employee - IT Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Dynamic, fast-paced environment
Competitive salary and compensation package
market leader in several markets
Always seeking to improve in quality and market presence

Cons

Large company, it is easy to get lost
Complicated infrastructure due to frequent mergers and acquisitions
Many layers of management throughout the organization also due to mergers

Advice to Management

There is a need for better and more consistent communication and collaboration among business and technical organizations.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "So much potential, so many obstacles to success"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Produces many great educational resources, awesome flexible work policies and benefits, but individual supervisors can decide to deny these at will and employees have little recourse. Pay is reasonable, though lagging behind inflation in recent years.

    Cons

    Due to multiple mergers and re-orgs in the last 6 years, too many divergent systems, lack of communication among departments and divisions. Not enough resources, especially staff to get the job done well. Not enough focus on customer. No clear way to deal with a bully boss who is not supervised closely enough. I enjoyed working here more in the first few years than I do now. Sales goals and comp plans have changed to make it challenging to achieve the same income I did a few years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Hurry up with the standardization of systems, IT, processes. The cufstomers won't wait for us to get out act together. We've already angered too many of them.


  2. "Very flexible work schedule."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very flexible work schedule (support telecommuting, flextime), healthy annual bonus, global company with lots of locations and work opportunities. Decent benefits. Interesting products and great corporate mission.

    Cons

    Company, or at least the division I worked in, uses very outdated technology and immature IT policies. Some duplication/disorganization in terms of vendor/supplier policies and how various international groups work together. Longtime CEO, Marjorie Scardino's recent decision to step down (Oct 2012), may result in some uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize and standardize corporate processes and technologies.


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