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Updated October 20, 2017
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  • Difficult to maintain work life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • During the last 4 years upper management changes too many times (in 108 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Enrollment advisor.. good job overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay. Good benefits that start day one. You reveive a lot of paid time off and paid holidays.

    Cons

    Depends on the manager you have in terms of daily routine and stress. I am very lucky and have a great manager so i really enjoy the job. That can't be said for all teams.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency. There has been constant change of expectations, which is understandable in a rapidly growing industry, but the transparency needs to improve across all employess not just upper management to be successful.


  2. "Survival of the Fittest"

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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

    Pros

    Giving back to education new atmosphere in Hoboken location for NY Metro

    Cons

    Very slow migration toward digital products

  3. "Perfect part-time"

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    Current Employee - Test Administrator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Test Administrator in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Quiet environment, a lot of internal communication. Management always listen.
    Nice salary

    Cons

    Lots of regulations from different sponsors and clients.
    Not enough room to grow.
    Mostly 10-15 hrs a week, if you're lucky.


  4. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Work culture is good and team is very helpful . will be put onto live projects, which will facilitate more learning

    Cons

    Salary increment in 1st year will be very slow


  5. "Overall Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson part-time

    Pros

    It's a relatively easy job with a company that's pretty well known.

    Cons

    It's a lot of work for a low hourly wage.


  6. "Overall a good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    A lot of smart, dedicated, passionate people work at Pearson. They have a lot of top-notch authors, and together the authors and product teams develop high quality digital and print content.

    Cons

    At times, decisions from senior management can seem pretty disconnected from what's happening in the trenches. But that seems to be improving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in product development while also investing in technology improvements. Beware of one-size-fits-all decisions about product development pathways.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Test Center Administrator in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Test Center Administrator in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment was laid back. The people were great to work with. It was easy to schedule needed time off of switch a shift if need be.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and great company to work for

    Cons

    Annual salary increases were minimal


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Scorer"

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    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, pay, interesting work

    Cons

    Training is ridiculously hard to follow


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Too many layoffs lead to horrible company morale"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people you meet are just as passionate as you. The products are good....but the prices they charge are not, especially for students.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs of thousands of employees, and good ones at that, just keep killing morale. But their solution to fix morale was to paint the walls a "happier color", with no focus on improving employee relationships and development. No room to move up, and it's very much a boys club. Harassment is completely overlooked and is still very much practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, and they will take care of you. Try to remember they're just human and need to feel valued, not constantly wondering when they will be one of the next thousand to be laid off.


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