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"Good place to work, with a lot of good people."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Culture and Lifestyle are good, with a positive goal for product development. Generally can be proud of what you are working on and it's impact on society.

Cons

Career advancement is limited. Pay hasn't kept pace with inflation even with positive reviews, and someone hired off the street will almost always be given more pay for the same job than someone hired internally. Makes it hard to justify not looking outside the company after a while.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "So much potential, so many obstacles to success"

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    • 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.

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