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"From world leading publisher to mediocre tech company"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunities within, but low pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company with some minor leadership issues"

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    • 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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