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Pearson Reviews

Updated November 17, 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 (6)

    "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. "Scoring"

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

    I have been working at Pearson part-time

    Pros

    flexible, great environment, great training

    Cons

    no cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    provide more contact with SDs and Supervisors during non-peak times

  3. "Flexible and independent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Mobile and independent with no boss looking over your shoulder 24-7
    - Company car with gas and insurance covered
    - Full benefits

    Cons

    - Unorganized at times with lack of internal coordination


  4. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Writing Tutor
    Current Employee - Writing Tutor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson part-time

    Pros

    Helping students has helped me to take a better look at my resume. You get to accumulate sick time as a part time employee. You're constantly receiving feedback from your lead to help you become better.

    Cons

    Tutors are not full time.

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative with Minimal Pay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Rich Media Content Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Rich Media Content Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creativity and brainstorming are highly encouraged. Colleagues are easy to approach and speak with. All ideas are welcome.

    Cons

    Salary is very much below industry range. There is too much red tape, bureaucracy, and stifling corporate standards. Pearson calls itself a technology company, but in reality, it is a publishing company with side media products.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide some flexibility in creating new and inventive products. Reduce the amount of red tape required to offer useful, excellent products. Be more transparent in the goals of the company, be more creative on how to generate review, and estimate goals more accurately so that the company does not appear to meet its goals every year.


  6. "Enjoying Pearson so far"

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    Current Employee - IT Operations Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Operations Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good work-life balance, appreciate the company's stance on social equality, and enjoy the people I work with/for.

    Cons

    Only complaint is the red tap and bureaucracy nonsense you have to go through to have requests completed. I find that communication between teams can be lacking due to the large size and complexity of the company

    Advice to Management

    Work more on communications between teams and better collaboration with all departments that work on a product.


  7. "Pearson Campus Ambassador"

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

    I worked at Pearson part-time

    Pros

    Provided great understanding of the higher ed publishing industry, great professional experience for students in college

    Cons

    More formalized tasks would be great

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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