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Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Also when it is the peak season, it is really hard to keep a work life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Upper management is clueless of the day to day (in 93 reviews)

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  1. "Great working experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educational Consultant
    Current Employee - Educational Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, supportive team environment, strong leadership vision, excellent HR support for a remote/field services employee

    Cons

    larger organization 're-organized' every other year or so, this specific position required heavy travel and high requirements for on-site delivery work (80%)


  2. "Very helpful and friendly."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Human Resources Generalist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - Human Resources Generalist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They do not micromanage and are readily available for help. I recommend Pearson as a place of employment if you are looking.

    Cons

    I do not have cons at this time. Some may complain about benefits but it is common practice for temp roles to not provide this.


  3. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IOS Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Contractor - IOS Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every thing is good and nothing to exceed

    Cons

    No cons for this employer

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. "Dean"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and culture

    Cons

    Matrix organization in a world wide organization


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Uniquely excellent place to work. Only job qualification is a bachelor's degree."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Exam Scorer (Regional) in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - Exam Scorer (Regional) in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting, diverse pool of colleagues; limitless career potential if you are able to absorb Pearson's corporate culture.

    Cons

    Relatively scarce full-time/regular positions. Scorers are considered contract laborers, and though many people are able to work year-round you should not expect to do so until you've been around a couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Make distributed (at-home) scoring positions open to regional (on-site) scorers on a wider basis. It seems that the company would end up with more seasoned, efficient scorers if one gould gain experience faster.


  7. "Technical Support Specialst"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Hoboken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great team work. Ability to work from home

    Cons

    No growth with in team.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture and Career Paths"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Market Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Market Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Autonomy, Growth potential, Benefits

    Cons

    Re-Orgs, Digital Transformation, Starting Pay, reputation, minor turnover

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall relaxed atmosphere and culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Professional Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The workplace is pretty laid back without impeding the ability to perform the job.

    Cons

    Shrinking list of projects and staff requirements at the site, as more and more roles are outsourced or distributed.

    Advice to Management

    Do not continuously rehire unreliable employees, I see the same people who performed poorly on past projects rehired and continue to perform poorly. HR could do something significant by paying attention to the data that they collect, they seem very lazy.


  10. "It is what it is"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some growth opportunity if you're flexible and willing to travel or move. Intelligent coworkers. Expect the unexpected, be comfortable with change, be willing to work hard through it, take pride in your work and your colleagues work, and you will be content and earn enough to sustain your family. If you like the finer things in life, believe 'more' will make you happier, the pay may not be adequate to fulfill you. If you value flexibility to take care of your family and work from home sometimes, this is a good fit. If you think another company might be a better fit, it might be. It might not be. The constant change is hard for some, even when it doesn't directly affect their day to day role. I have been (mostly) content for over a decade. I would recommend the position and company.

    Cons

    Layoffs are a given each year- a different re-org within the organization for every season. This does not mean you will ever get laid off.


  11. "Great Working Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Search Marketing Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Search Marketing Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company provides plenty of training and resources to improve employee performance without pressuring employees. The managers provide great feedback to help performance. Overall great experience with fellow employees and managers.

    Cons

    The reporting process is a bit tedious, however, you are dealing with large budgets that must be watched closely. The cafeteria vending machine sometimes eats your money without providing the product.



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