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"You get what you pay for"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Receiver in Lebanon, IN
Current Employee - Receiver in Lebanon, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Pearson full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Excellent working conditions. Floor management is easy to follow and get along with. Honestly make you feel like you are appreciated.

Cons

Low pay and an undue long wait for benefits and raises leaves a revolving door on the distribution center. Quality employees don't stick around long, moving on to better paying jobs almost immediately, leaving only the dregs of the employable to hire on and stay.

Advice to Management

Bring the starting pay scale up to the level of the other distribution centers in the area. Higher pay means that quality employees will hire in and stay with the company, gaining experience and loyalty.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company with some minor leadership issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. 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.

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