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"Lots of opportunities within, but low pay"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Pearson full-time

Pros

Amazing benefits, smart people, lots of opportunities within the company, relaxed environment in most departments despite stressful deadlines.

Cons

Most people leave Pearson and then come back in order to get pay raises. Otherwise, you'll be stuck at same pay forever. Also, most departments require sales experience for open positions even if that offers little benefit to the job itself.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Print to digital transition at a glacial pace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor

    Pros

    - looks great on a resume
    - expertise in many areas of education
    - well-respected publisher

    Cons

    - leadership consistently makes uninformed decisions
    - SME's are given free reign, outside of their expertise
    - upper management has no concept of how technology works
    - cross-functional communication is frowned upon

    Advice to Management

    Empower the people who are doing the work. You will get nowhere without them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company with some minor leadership issues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Software QA Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a strong business model and you won't have to worry about being out of a job so long as you can meet expectations. The work life balance is great, I've never been pressured to work over time or on weekends. The salaries are fair and competitive and there are opportunities to move up or around within the company.

    Cons

    Managers sit in nice offices while non managers get crammed into uncomfortable "agile pods" which nobody likes. There is no real career development training for non managers. Working from home is basically not allowed.


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