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"Good work, but it doesn't last."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Peak Employee Scorer in Jacksonville, FL
Current Employee - Peak Employee Scorer in Jacksonville, FL
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Pros

Fellow employees. A Bachelors degree minimum is required to work as a Pearson "Peak Employee," as they are known, so everyone around you has a level of education higher than the average population. They know what I'm talking about, and I know what they're talking about.
Low level of stress (most of the time) - you score achievement tests all day.
Interesting mix of states - Pearson contracts with different state's departments of education to score that state's tests. Every state is slightly different in the way they want their tests scored.

Cons

Job is temporary. Facility is open and operational only as long as Pearson has tests to score, which is not the entire year. When the kids are out of school, and before the next year's tests start to come in (July thru Oct), there is no work. Work through the school year is sporadic, though management IS trying to bring work in to fill up the whole year.

Advice to Management

I cannot say. Don't know enough about the business.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits - but worth it?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits package is pretty good: ample vacation/personal/sick time, very flexible with balancing work/personal issues, good office location

    Cons

    poor communication, poor pay, often unfair in promotions and hiring of new employees

    Advice to Management

    better communication; if the department director isn't around often due to job duties, there definitely needs to be a '2nd in charge' that is; don't tell people what they want to hear for the sake of shutting them up - TELL THEM THE TRUTH REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME


  2. "Pearson is a great place to work in an industry going through transformation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pearson is the world's leading education company, with leadership in its market that is redefining the industry. Pearson's products are in the hands of nearly every learner in a formal education system in the planet at some time in their lives, which is both a great privilege and an awesome responsibility. Pearson handles that well through its commitment to excellence, its philanthropic endeavors and its thrust forward in using technology to even the playing field for learners of all styles and backgrounds.

    Cons

    Pearson's excellence stems from its traditional publishing background. It has not yet figured out fully how it will play in the digital world, and there are still a lot of internal systems and behaviors that are rooted in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways of taking more risk, embracing more outsiders and their ways of thinking about business, and strengthen the concept of performance-based management throughout the organization.

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