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Pearson Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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  • You can forget about work/life balance because it doesn't exist here (in 61 reviews)

  • where 80% of the employees are women but upper management is 90% men (in 123 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "As a former employee,, management was always in your corner and work with you to succeed."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People and good benefits, along with work life balance. Able to work with other teams and be challenged to move ahead in your career

    Cons

    A number of organization changes but aside from that, not much the company needs to improve on as change can bring fresh ideas

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work with employees to help them grow

    Pearson Response

    Feb 1, 2018 – Digital Engagement Manager

    Thank you for leaving your honest review of your time at our company. We pride ourselves on offering our employees great benefits and strive to have a flexible work environment with opportunities for... More


  2. "Professional Scorer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I can provide all of my experience and expertise in providing accurate technical and scoring support in a timely fashion.

    Cons

    The down time in between scoring projects.

    Advice to Management

    I have no problems with Management and have been with Pearson since 2005.

  3. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Associate Editor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Editor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home
    Opportunities to learn
    Nice coworkers
    Understanding managers
    Good benefits
    Opportunities for overtime
    Hardly ever more than 40 hours per week

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility
    Gets a little repetitive and boring
    Many tasks are more secretarial than editorial
    Projects may shift very suddenly


  4. "sale rep/curriculum specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    remote work and travel from my area

    Cons

    push for meeting sales targets


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great company with amazing products.

    Cons

    Changes in the marketplace and the impacts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Its good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not too bad I think

    Cons

    havent really noticed any yet


  7. "Pearson Online Learning Services - Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Qualify & Transfer Agent in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Qualify & Transfer Agent in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job, great managers, good people, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Technology doesn't work well together.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "HR Generalist"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, fun and supportive environment. Great leadership team.

    Cons

    When it's not testing season, there's not much work


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Continual process of cutting positions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The largest educational content and services provider. There were some amazing people who worked there. People who were truly passionate about helping learners.

    Cons

    Over expansion and lack of vision in the higher ed market lead to year after year of declining revenue. Senior managements answer was to cut headcount and a ton of valuable people left the company.


  10. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really liked the people that I worked with in the Iowa City office. Coworkers and direct manager really seem to care about you.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement (or a raise), constant fear of getting outsourced/laid off.


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