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"Professional Editorial Department"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very professional and knowledgeable coworkers who maintain a very rigorous editorial standard. Staff is friendly and helpful. A sense of community within the department is encouraged. Management is unusually understanding with regard to personal issues. A certain level of professionalism is expected, but expectations are at the same time realistic.

Cons

Sometimes the work can seem tedious, especially during some parts of the editorial cycle. Sometimes communication between management and staff could be clearer.

Advice to Management

There have been some attempts to weaken the editorial department because it is seen as superfluous. This is a ridiculous assumption that only a person who has no real understanding of the editorial process can make. The editorial department at Pearson was a very strong one and you should do your best to ensure that it remains that way.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Seat of the Pants planning and execution make for low quality publications, exhausted employees, and poor morale."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Benefits
    Casual dress
    Decent cafeteria
    Ample employee parking

    Cons

    Poor internal communication. Lots of finger pointing. Management communicates to employees through the use of boilerplate corporate emails that make little sense. Employees work until exhausted because management either makes late decisions or changes them mid-piroject. Employee morale is perpetually low and management does nothing to address this problem.

    Advice to Management

    Either admit your shortcomings or let your employees review you. Let your workers know that they're at least as important as your stockholders. After all, they do make your products.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good benefits but company is HUGE"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Name recognition in the market - opened a lot of doors for sales
    Tuition reimbursement program
    Opportunity to transfer to other divisions

    Cons

    Management at some of the divisions less than stellar
    Company is very large - easy to become a number and feel insignificant in the big scheme of things
    Extreme amount of pressure to maintain and grow sales despite economic times and outdated technology
    Divisions all operate independently and do not take advantage of the power of a large corporation

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and their contributions

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