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"Good company if they would stop the layoffs"

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Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Upper Saddle River, NJ
Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Upper Saddle River, NJ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Growing company in the field of publishing and digital printing. They are going in the right direction and it was exciting hear that they teamed up with Apple for iBooks. Benefits like health insurance, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid holiday/sick/vacation days.

Cons

Constant reorganization and restructuring of departments. Company is very top heavy. Outsourcing work to India and other vendors because it is cheaper but the below standards instead of getting quality work in less time by staying in-house. Favoritism in departments led to good workers being let go over others.

Advice to Management

Relieve some of the management and bring back the "worker bees". A lot of good people were let go due to restructuring that could have benefited the company. Stop outsourcing for cheap quality, keep it in-house for faster turnaround times and better quality overall.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. "Excellent place to work except...."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best people to work with who are truly passionate about education. Great products to represent. Pay and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Lots of change with most publishing companies as they transition from print to digital and remain viable in this market. Big shake ups at the top with little hiring going on for the next 4-6 months

    Advice to Management

    You have she'd some good talent. Keep them in mind as the market improves and hiring resumes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall very positive experience working as a test center manager."

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    Current Employee - Test Center Manager
    Current Employee - Test Center Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits they offer for part-time employees are excellent. They do not discriminate on the basis of age or race, etc. Clean, safe and professional working environment. So far they have not done any wage freezes, unlike several of my previous employers. They also offer a lot of learning opportunities for those who want it.

    Cons

    Constantly changing procedures with very little tolerance for error. Although the help is out there, because there is so much information needed to do the job it is often difficult to find the right information quickly. Sometimes the deadlines given for tasks are difficult to accomplish with their time management guidelines, and yet I feel like there are no excuses allowed.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the access to information. Everything in one place, and searchable with keywords. Because the expectations and work load of a test center manager is greater than that of the administrators, allowing the managers a little more flexible working hours to keep things running smoothly would be greatly appreciated.


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