Pearson - It used to be a great place to work, but the decision-making is too centralized now. | Glassdoor
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"It used to be a great place to work, but the decision-making is too centralized now."

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Current Employee - Senior Editor III in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Editor III in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The company is fairly generous in its 401K matching plan and vacation benefits. The health insurance is still very good but should be less of a factor to consider now that the ACA is in place. Telework is an option in certain departments in Austin but not in others.

Cons

There are limited opportunities to advance and grow in certain departments, especially now that the company is struggling financially. The real wage of many workers has been shrinking for the past four years.

Advice to Management

Spend more time listening to the concerns of rank-and-file workers--many of them are actually pretty sharp.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere. Reasonable managers. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    A little politics. Moves mainly lateral

    Advice to Management

    Try to have more open discussion with employee in all levels


  2. Helpful (11)

    "A steady and sharp decline from the onset."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's the biggest publishing house in the world, and comes with many standard corporate perks: 401k, paid time off, sick leave, desks and the internet.

    Cons

    Layoffs, frequent infrastructure changes, lack of upward mobility, poor pay, outdated software, misplaced management, no transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Create transparency in hiring process, restructure bonuses to reflect the work of individual teams, look at impact of infrastructure changes, take a closer look at HR bullying tactics and sexual harassment within middle management.

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