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"Pearson was a very good company in the past. Today, head for the hills. Total chaos."

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Former Employee - Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ
Former Employee - Manager in Upper Saddle River, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Many smart people, great benefits, diverse and interesting work. Work-life balance.

Cons

There is no leadership today, and multiple, in-congruent strategies. Senior management is dictatorial and fiercely ego driven. There is contempt held for other divisions, and departments. Dissent is not tolerated. There is very little opportunity for growth, and no career guidance. Lost its values of being kind and decent and today treats employees like furniture. Move from print -to digital is chaos.

Advice to Management

Laying off good people to save money? You could care less about intellectual capital, only play favoritism. There is a way to lay people off , which are humane and just. VPs are the most arrogant I have ever worked with in any industry. Value employees, value their talents, let them speak.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  2. "Excellent place to work except...."

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    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.

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