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"Ok place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Overall it was a very challenging job. Lots of information to take in in a short amount of time to learn the ropes.

Cons

Felt that the salary was not in keeping with the job that was expected. Long hours, lack of support from management

Advice to Management

Increase salaries so there is an incentive to keep working for Pearson. An employee's experience with Pearson is very valuable and when someone leaves, that experience walks out the door and the learning curve starts all over again.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

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    "A Great Place to Grow"

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

    Pros

    Pearson does a good job of recognizing talent and promoting from within. Having a degree in English or publishing experience prior to coming is good, but a lack thereof does not hinder growth. On the job and formal training is well organized.

    The people at Pearson are incredibly talented and hard working.

    Cons

    It is a challenge to balance work/life when working at a high-stress type of job. Pearson is no exception to this--a cyclical industry like college publishing requires travel and long hours during peak season, and what used to be the "off" season does not exist anymore. Still there are perks to make up for it, and I would highly recommend it as a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the day-to-day and get to really know the middle and upper managers without judgment. Obviously the industry has changed significantly since the 80s/90s when many sr leaders started at Pearson, they clearly know that. What might not be as obvious is how employees, customers and their approaches to day to day tasks have changed as well.


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    "Start at the bottom... and stay there"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Good place to learn the basics of publishing
    -Good training programs available, tuition reimbursement, graduate studies
    -Good people to work with
    -Good, social environment in and out of the office
    -Nice commutable location

    Cons

    -salary low
    -no real promotion from within - are pretty much on a level playing field with people outside the company for higher positions
    -editorial assistants stay as editorial assistants, unless they leave the company

    Advice to Management

    While we understand not promoting for the sake of promoting, HR and management need to be more proactive about promoting people from within. Opportunities are few and far between, and most editorial assistants either stay there forever or leave the company, despite completing additional training and education, and applying from within for higher positions.


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