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"What a horrible place to work."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Assistant to EA of Accounting
Former Employee - Assistant to EA of Accounting
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

My fellow employees and divisions around me were great and left with some good friends. I didn't stay long enough to know the perks.

Cons

Being micromanaged isn't fun. Doing all of your bosses work while she decides on her workout routine and eating habits isn't great and management had no idea.

Advice to Management

Management should look at if employee's are satisfied. Their so worried about managing up that the employee's underneath them are unhappy.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good products and caring employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, passionate colleagues
    Work-life balance emphasized
    People truly care about one another
    Good products
    Good benefits package with substantial employee discounts

    Cons

    Hard to navigate the larger corporate entity at times
    Shifts in corporate direction often derail nearly completed projects
    Not enough employees with experience outside the industry to bring fresh perspectives
    Lack of employee expertise in certain areas fundamental to the success of the business
    Slow to embrace change

    Advice to Management

    Look outside the industry to find some innovative thinkers to bring fresh ideas into the company and its U.S. divisions


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Pearson: Great benefits and a great working environment, but growth, development and income are limited."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pearson is a great place to work for people who are single or who have families. The benefits are great and the balance between work and home life, including flexibility in taking time off, and occasional work from home is outstanding. The work environment is comfortable and the employees in the company are very talented and great to work with. Pearson provides various forms of job-related training, including tuition reimbursement for its employees.

    Cons

    Pearson does not pay competitively for many positions and does not make salary adjustments that are inline with regional markets. At least in my division, there are no performance-based incentives for employees: two people in the same position may do varying levels of work, perhaps even at different levels of quality, but will be rewarded similarly. Opportunities for career advancement are limited, and there is no clear process for advancing internally. Pearson does not focus enough on developing the talents, nor retaining the employment, of the great people it hires.

    Advice to Management

    Pearson management does a great job focusing on hiring great people, getting outstanding products to market, and improving the bottom line. However, the company needs to spend more time investing in its most valuable assets: the employees. The company would do well to allocate more spending to developing and retaining quality employees across all divisions. Evaluating and adjusting pay rates for positions in employee's respective regions of the country, providing more training, building clear pathways for advancement and rewarding employees with real and competitive financial incentives for a job well done, and awarding promotions for excellent work, would truly make a difference in boosting employee morale and would ultimately contribute positively to Pearson's income and profits. Focusing more on its employees would be a win-win for Pearson.


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