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Pearson Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  • Difficult to maintain work life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • During the last 4 years upper management changes too many times (in 104 reviews)

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  1. "Great Team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Team, Great Working Conditions

    Cons

    Salary Rate (Increases), Review Process


  2. "Overall Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great facility, 1 mile walking path

    Cons

    Some continued construction noise but it is improving the facility


  3. "NAEP Scorer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Iowa City, IA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor

    Pros

    Work in a group sometimes and scoring supervisors take the time to ensure you know what you're doing.

    Cons

    Scheduled breaks and lunch breaks - no control over own time. Can get boring because a lot of it is staring at computer screens


  4. "Scorer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Scorer in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Scorer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for those looking to rack up as much overtime as possible, they almost always offer it.

    Cons

    Not steady work, works better as a go to when in between jobs or looking to supplement part-time service industry job. Can be stressful.


  5. "Great company to work for !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Human Resources Intern in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Intern - Human Resources Intern in Hoboken, NJ
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology company that is innovative and always changing so if you like change this job is for you. Working within the HR department gives you the opportunity to work in teams and creatively. Also has an alternative work schedule option where you can work remotely. Most of the meetings are through Google hangouts so it gives a nice personal but innovative touch.

    Cons

    Lower pay than most

    Advice to Management

    Better training and orientation


  6. "Was 5 stars, no longer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Professional Scorer in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Freelancer - Professional Scorer in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Work from home.
    2. Extreme flexibility when it comes to scheduling hours.
    3. Adequate training and good resources to help score accurately.
    4. Decent pay and incentives.

    Cons

    1. "Projects" as Pearson calls them only come up a few times a year.
    2. A project lasts about a month, so there isn't a lot of money to be made.
    3. You can't count on being hired or even qualifying for a project.
    AND WORST OF ALL...
    4. They are apparently hiring too many people. I was on a project that
         ended today. BUT, it was not supposed to end until June 23. There
         are too many people working on it. I guess they love finishing 2 weeks
         early, but I do not love losing out on 2 weeks pay.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to pare down the workforce and use your most qualified scorers.
    I am very disappointed that this project ended early.


  7. "Scoring Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Test Scorer Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Test Scorer Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall easy job that pays okay for what you do. People you work with usually pretty nice. It is an easy job to get if you have a college degree and have scored before.

    Cons

    Projects are temporary. You may end up on a project that ends far earlier than anticipated. It can be really boring looking at responses to the same question for days on end. This won't be anything you can rely on long term. Some phone work with disgruntled scorers will be needed.


  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies and very latent people in the team.

    Cons

    Not much growth in the career.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good money, company takes care of you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Learning Solutions Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Learning Solutions Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits. Flexible and understanding company. Truly takes care of their own

    Cons

    Company is in the middle of constant restructuring. Those at the the continue to fail and never see are consistently given more chances while those working hard under them get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Make big changes at the very top.


  10. "Material handler"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice staff, weekly pay , two break rooms

    Cons

    not enough work sometimes, not enough euquipment

    Advice to Management

    Get more equipment


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