Pearson Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2020

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3.3
57%
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Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
1,382 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management is driven by cost cutting with very limited concern for employee careers(in 138 reviews)

  • "Senior management needs to be overhauled(in 91 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "The people make this company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great bunch of people. Large multi matrix organisation so plenty of learning & progression opportunities. Good benefits package

    Cons

    Constant internal reorganisation. Average pay.

  2. "Great people tough times"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Legal 

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Fabulous people mission-driven and flexible

    Cons

    Struggling to grow at the moment


  3. "Good Company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Animator 

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Nice employees, positive work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work to stay busy

  4. "Cool job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor 

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and a lot of OT in summer

    Cons

    Super busy in summer months

  5. "Great company and benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Curriculum Specialist in Oviedo, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits

    Cons

    I can’t think of any.

  6. "Great mission"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Largest publisher with a mission to improve lives through learning.

    Cons

    Have gone through several reorganizations in the past several years and this has impacted morale to some extent.

  7. "Great Corporate Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of lateral movement, great people to work with, variety of careers within the organization.

    Cons

    Shared services sometimes too big to find answers; can often feel like an island.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student Support Specialist 

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, people are great

    Cons

    As of now full remote

  9. "Great place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work with good pay.

    Cons

    None available at this time

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Going downhill fast"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    PTO usage is very flexible to use.

    Cons

    Micromanaged. Avisors are now scripted on everything we say.

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