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"Excellent Company!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Global Project Management Intern in San Antonio, TX
Former Intern - Global Project Management Intern in San Antonio, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Pearson as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Had a great time working there, company commited to diversity very flexible in terms of hours of work and very nice and supportive upper management.

Cons

Sometimes seems you are working for a public division. Process become slow as people have more flexibility to work according to their convenience. In terms of career opportunities they seem to have a great internship program but after you are gone out of company human resource does not keep any track of former interns or even mak much effort in retaining employees. Human Resource department is very desintegrated and does not work well.

Advice to Management

Focus on improving human resources effort and centralizing activities instead of keeping each office working independently.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not research based, don't really care about education and borrow from future revenue"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Publisher's Representative in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Publisher's Representative in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package and more privacy to do your job than in many industries.

    Cons

    They require lots of team selling and oversight for important sales. They take control of the sale out of the sales representatives hands yet hold the rep completely responsible for the results win or loose.They require you to sell products the customer doesn't want or need. They don't care about misrepresenting publication dates...they publish books a year in advance of the actual copyright date. In other words they will publish a book in 2011 with a 2012 or 2013 copyright. This is about borrowing sales revenue from the next year. It also means that sometime it's going to catch up with them and they are using a trick that is destroying our economy for short term fixes.

    Advice to Management

    If you are holding the local rep. responsible for the end result let them control the sale process. Too many managers don't know what is going on in departments yet they are making the decisions.


  2. "Mindreader required to figure out what the grading points were."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Essay Grader in Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Essay Grader in Rio Rancho, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work during the worst part of the recession. Gave some nice ice cream surprise parties during work. Management was never demeaning or overly critical.

    Cons

    Very hard to figure out what the requirements of grading really meant. Fact that it was temporary regardless of how well you did your job. I hate sitting for work.

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