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Pearson Reviews

Updated December 16, 2017
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  • Difficult to maintain work life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • During the last 4 years upper management changes too many times (in 111 reviews)

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  1. "Decent company undergoing changes"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company was pretty good and flexible with workload, schedules and developing employees.

    Cons

    Undergoing changes thus effecting moral and job security.


  2. "Still a good company to work for"

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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

    Pros

    Lots of smart and dedicated people. Hopefully, they don't leave or are not let go.

    Cons

    Job security is a concern. Layoffs keep on happening.

  3. "material handler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    there are some really good people there who know the jobs very well and share that knowledge freely.

    Cons

    there are more people there that are only there to collect a check and make other people miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the french revolution!


  4. "Good start for employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    It was good experience and offered networking opportunities through corporate functions. The staff was generally nice. It provided lots of learning experiences for educational publishing.

    Cons

    The pay is not as competitive as it used to be, and management will provide the bare minimum of pay raises. There is limited communication between departments, and, despite having not raining staff, they change their policies regularly.

    Advice to Management

    You need to do more to provide more opportunities for growth and more robust professional training programs. There needs to be an increase in communication between departments and better transparency of job purpose and requirements.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    nice people
    good benefits
    I liked that my kids used our books and products.

    Cons

    Too many office moves.
    Executive initiatives don't make it down to lowest ranks.
    Knowledge is not distributed, and decisions lack justification.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good cooperation with other departments in the sales team. The specialists and sales people generally love what they do and work collaboratively.

    Cons

    Seems like upper management doesn’t have a clear focus
    Too often customers struggle with the customer service
    The renewals process can be cumbersome


  7. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training and abundance of resources. Hardworking and helpful managers. Technology is the best in the business.

    Cons

    Not a tech company. All software engineering should be done in house to give us the ability to be agile. Product releases are premature and should be beta for at least one semester prior. Also, this role has ZERO work life balance. The bonuses do not make it worth it at all. Work will consume your whole life. You will love and hate it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Flexibility with a lot of uncertainity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work, work from home option and good health benefits

    Cons

    Uncertain future in a challenging market


  9. "customer service rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a long commute to work

    Cons

    Problems Working Remotely, Don’t Hire Remote Workers


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was an amazing company to work for.

    Cons

    Is going through a tough reorganization.


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