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Pearson Reviews

Updated October 23, 2018
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  • "No personal / work life balance" (in 64 reviews)

  • "where 80% of the employees are women but upper management is 90% men" (in 124 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Field Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good training, nice environment, and nice facilitites

    Cons

    -sometimes it gets to crowded

    Advice to Management

    -more holidays and vacation for employees

  3. "Pearson"

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

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

    Pros

    If you prefer to work remotely, Pearson is the place. Meetings are a frequent occurrence so you don't feel like you are isolated.

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring going on all the time.


  4. "Great company, but doesn’t pay well"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard workers, loyal team, company actually cares about you,

    Cons

    Hard work does not equate to pay

    Advice to Management

    None. Management is truly amazing


  5. "Good Entry Level Job"

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    Current Employee - Search Marketing Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Search Marketing Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work from home days
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    High employee turnover
    Highly segmented


  6. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for over the past 13 years.

    Cons

    No cons - flexible working environment; friendly co-workers; great opportunity.


  7. "Scoring Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I love the people I work with; I have had an opportunity to travel to different so out of state

    Cons

    Need more consistent work to be able to earn benefits

  8. "Field Sales"

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

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited bonus potential and good support from marketing and editorial.

    Cons

    Nebulous reporting so you were never sure how close or far you were from your goal.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Large company lots of moving parts"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, open to innovations. Good benefits.

    Cons

    In 5 years I was employed there had a new manager every year. My team was cut and job sent overseas and they didn't even train the new team on the product. They reached out to me after layoffs asking if I can come back and train offshore team on what was already available (documentation, processes, existing scripts, etc.) but were not willing to pay for it.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you know your team and keep knowledge transfer in without loosing key people.


  10. "Enrollment Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. People make it worth it

    Cons

    Just keep piling it on. More concerned with talk time than enrollments.


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