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"Use to be a good place to work, is now terrible!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pearson offers great benefits
The work itself is very interesting; very talented colleagues
Global business offers valuable experience

Cons

Company has grown way too fast
Sr. management is totally out of touch with middle management and line level employees
Sr. mgmt focused entirely on making large end-of-year bonuses and in the process and refuse to hire the staff necessary to support the growing business. Employees are working in a sweat-shop environment, with many putting in 12-14 hours days. Qualify has dropped dramatically as staff is pushed to do far more than humanly possible. Morale is rock-bottom.
Very much a "good old boys club"

Advice to Management

They won't listen - so why bother.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. 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.

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