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Updated March 28, 2017
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  • Difficult to maintain work life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • During the last 4 years upper management changes too many times (in 96 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "always changing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -good work-life balance
    -not much politics at the lower levels
    -mostly female middle managers and they care about being good managers
    -mostly good people who want to do a good job 9-5
    -great location (Copley Square)
    -if you are someone that wants to work sincerely, but not super crazy like in a tech startup, this is a good place
    -despite the bad rap Pearson gets, some products are really cool and there are some very smart people who work there

    Cons

    -upper management is men. Folks, if you believe the glass ceiling doesn't exist in corporate America, come to Pearson.. where 80% of the employees are women but upper management is 90% men!
    -upper management is clueless and arrogant
    -hire managers from outside instead of promoting the ones in the company
    -frat boy culture in upper management
    -strategy keeps changing (read--no strategy)

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire frat boys to lead this company. Promote the women in your organization. There's something rotting in Pearson and it is probably you.


  2. "general review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many experienced, talented co-workers and location

    Cons

    The employee downsizing is constant, leaving those left to shoulder more work


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Human Resource Help Desk Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Job was interesting

    Cons

    Tiring when call or email volume was high.

    Advice to Management

    should have kept the jobs in the US


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  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diversity seems important at this company.

    Cons

    Management seems disorganized a lot.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Loved working for this company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Program Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Worked through many different positions, in the end was in a great position. Was able to manage contract from my home office

    Cons

    Constant reorgnization, lack of communication


  7. "Great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Solutions Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Learning Solutions Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, allow us to work from home twice a week, generous with bonuses, home/work balance is honored and valued, love my team!

    Cons

    The company is now going through a rough patch and has made several layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    When you layoff a group of people, take into consideration who are the hardest workers, not just location.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "OK Company going through changes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. The work was interesting and exciting at times.

    Cons

    Upper management really does not have an idea on what is going on. Way too many layoffs. A lot of duties have been moved off shore.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. Figure out a way to retain the top talent. Work on employee moral.


  9. "Never a Dull Moment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Old Tappan, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Old Tappan, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Changes, becoming a lot more Formalized ERP's HR & Financial processes

    Cons

    Revenue and performance are not improving as fast as we would like

    Advice to Management

    The turn over is making things a lot more difficult


  10. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Image Coordinator in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Former Employee - Image Coordinator in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent health and retirement. Enefits

    Cons

    Company outsources jobs to India

    Advice to Management

    Keep jobs in the USA


  11. "Production Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people,competitive salary, challenging work

    Cons

    Not a lot of work available for the industry.



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