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"While the interviewing process may be long and painful it is well worth the effort to get placed in Pearson."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pearson is a strong company that has weathered the financial crisis very well. They nurture talent and believe in treating their employees respectfully.

Cons

Because of their culture of nurturing employees, there is not a lot of turn over. Usually that is a good thing but sometimes it serves to keep stale ideas in circulation.

Advice to Management

To stay competitive, digital competencies should be brought in to accelerate progress.

Other Employee Reviews for Pearson

  1. "Sales jobs likely don't get much better"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The incentives of salary, bonus, perks, and flexibility in work schedule are reasons to enjoy this job. The subject matter is often interesting, as is interacting with college professors.

    Cons

    No matter how you dress it, this is a sales job at a for-profit company. Much to the chagrin of many hard working employees, the end-of-day focus is on pleasing shareholders through increased profits, not on improving education. As such, the aforementioned flexibility in work schedule quickly evolves into perpetual work with a rapid decline in personal time.

    Advice to Management

    If Pearson is to survive the myriad of rapid changes facing the textbook industry, it must evolve its past practices and keep its focus on education.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good to supplement income short-term with flexible schedule"

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    Former Employee - Temporary Scorer
    Former Employee - Temporary Scorer
    Recommends

    Pros

    I was a temporary employee scoring standardized student exams. The benefits of doing such a position are:
    * Freedom to work as much as you want, as long as you meet the minimum commitment for the project and within
    * For some projects available work hours are extensive, e.g. 5 am - 11 pm ET
    * You can do this type of work all day long as if it were a regular job, or in bits and spurts throughout the day
    * Reading student responses, especially for writing projects, can be very interesting
    * Support staff are friendly and helpful and available during most of the scheduled project hours
    * More advanced projects pay better and provide bonuses for high performance

    Cons

    * The pay is not that great. Above minimum wage but with no benefits and limited work available, it's hard to get the dollars to add up.
    * Feedback on performance varies by project. On one project I received constant quantitative feedback on how fast I was scoring, and how accurate I was. On another this information was not available in the system, whether due to intent or a technical glitch I don't know.
    * You might apply in the fall and not get picked for a project until spring of the next year or even the year after. So it's great to be able to do the work when you get it but it isn't something you can count on.
    * Communication was sometimes lacking. On one project the pay ended up being below the projected rate because the average scoring rate was much slower than planners anticipated. By the time this was addressed the project was nearly over.

    Advice to Management

    Seek detailed feedback from scorers during and after project completion to find out what's working well and where there are opportunities for improvement. Establish a system to respond more quickly when scoring for an item is not proceeding as expected.

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