72% would recommend to a friend
(6801 total reviews)
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5 months ago
Boston Consulting Group
The thing that really grinds my gears about so many episodes of Suits is the frequency in which partners from other firms just happen to show up at the offices of Pearson, Spectre, Litt. As if none of them have to wait like assholes in the building’s lobby to make sure they aren’t showing up unannounced. 😡
6 months ago
I just applied for the Director of Partner Marketing and Strategic Initiatives at Pearson. If anyone would be willing to help me get my foot in the door I would very much appreciate it. I am very confident I would be great for the role and the opportunity would make a huge difference for my family. Thank you very much.
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8 months ago
Pearson and BNY Mellon | Pershing / BNY Mellon. I am looking at a few positions posted for software engineering. Anybody willing to be a referral? I promise I won't make you look bad. 😄 You can checkout my LinkedIn and/or resume before referring, if that makes you more comfortable!
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "Good benefits when your employer doesn't actually have an issue when you use it." (in 697 reviews)
- "Most people at Pearson are great to work with and want to do the right thing." (in 685 reviews)
- "Good work life balance in the sales department of school and higher education but not in other areas" (in 301 reviews)
- "Work life balance is pretty good and your schedule can be very flexible with options to work from home." (in 282 reviews)
- "Great colleagues and work that is very meaningful" (in 177 reviews)
- "Management was poor and unfair at times" (in 296 reviews)
- "Low pay; promotions are impossible to get if you don't want to go into sales" (in 281 reviews)
- "Low salary and hard" (in 211 reviews)
- "Massive layoffs and reorganizations year over year over year." (in 173 reviews)
- "Bad managers and biased" (in 166 reviews)
Ratings by Demographics
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- 5.0Nov 29, 2023SubstituteCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearCincinnati, OH
thourough orientation to prepare for roll
not consistent work, sometimes there are lulls of no availability
- 1.0Nov 22, 2023Senior Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
- Remote first work policy - Mostly friendly people who want to make a difference
- Lowball salaries - Corrupt leadership has vague or simply absent strategic execution that changes every few months (this company will ALWAYS be in transition) - Company wants to be a tech company but the talent here is not even close to what's required for leadership's 'audacious goals' that are only meant to impress shareholders before they quit a few years later (a new CEO, CTO, and 2 CPO's in the last 2 years alone). - Leadership bait and switch tactics happen often. - Job opportunities are sold as work on 'next generation' products that are really some terrible idea a former leader created that no one wants to deal with - Tech stack is pretty much in gridlock, and nearly impossible to get anything done - The products are terrible because there's no process, accountability, and unclear roles and responsibilities - If this isn't enough, check out the Pearson subreddit1
- 4.0Dec 6, 2023Account ExecutiveFormer EmployeeNew York, NY
Good people to work with, good work life balance
The segment I was hired into was expanded too early and they didn't have a product for us to sell or a marketing department to help generate leads
- 4.0Dec 5, 2023ConsultantFormer EmployeeColumbia, MD
Coworkers are usually awesome to work with.
Frequent layoffs of positions that are needed, and then certain tasks don't get done because those people were laid off.
- 5.0Jul 23, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Working at Pearson has been generally a good experience. The company offers solid health benefits and I've found my colleagues to be incredibly intelligent. Pearsons established reputation in the industry also adds weight to my resume. Another plus I've noticed is the mentorship opportunities available, which I believe can contribute significantly to an employee's personal and professional growth. Though I have not leveraged the program, yet.
Time off policies tend to be more traditional - the more years you're with the company, the more time off you earn. Compared to other tech companies I'm familiar with, this feels outdated and less flexible. Another aspect that could improve is the level of monitoring. While my manager isn't a micromanager, the company's systems do track our actions and performance quite closely. This can sometimes feel like constant surveillance, stifling my creativity and limiting my ability to be outspoken. The environment at times feels restrictive and I've felt the need to tread carefully, which I believe can impede my potential for innovation.4
- 2.0Nov 19, 2023Test Administrator/ProctorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
Benefits (i.e. tuition reimbursement, unlimited access to academic books] and having amazing co-workers [my fellow TAs and my Test Center Manager}.
Everything not listed in the pros you can think of.2
- 3.0Dec 5, 2023Campus AmbassadorFormer Employee, less than 1 yearPhiladelphia, PA
- Work at your own pace, hybrid work - Really kind, caring leadership - Easy to rise up in company after college
- Doesn't pay well ($10/hr) - Internships within the company don't pay well either - Lots of pointless meetings - way too many for a college student - under the pretense of "team building"
- 4.0Nov 30, 2023Direct Sales RepresentativeCurrent EmployeeWilmington, NC
- Great company culture - Experience a lot of different aspects of sales - Flexibility
- Lots of time traveling
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Pearson has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 8,244 reviews left anonymously by employees. 72% of employees would recommend working at Pearson to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
72% of Pearson employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Pearson 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.