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"Pearson - Always Changing"

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Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

You really can have the opportunity to change the world through education. Big company with big impact. Clear digital leader and fundamentally sound. Opportunities for growth if you plan well and work hard

Cons

Lots of politics and its as much about who you know than what you know. Long history of acquiring companies that fizzled because they weren't solid businesses in the first place.

Advice to Management

Services are great but don't forget about the foundation of the company (content). Ignore investing in content at your peril.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (1)

    "From world leading publisher to mediocre tech company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll get a discount on books.

    Cons

    No leadership with a hostile environment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire executives with technology backgrounds if you want to transition from print-to-digital. Try to grab the "magic" of education publishing, content, and editorial again before higher education institutions fully abandon Pearson.


  2. "You get what you pay for"

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    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.

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