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Updated September 21, 2017
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  • Difficult to maintain work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • During the last 4 years upper management changes too many times (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Cool position, great way to pick up extra cash"

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

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

    Pros

    Short term assignments go from 2-12 weeks. Daily bonuses for meeting your quotas. Not hard, relaxed atmosphere, easy to challenge yourself and make a game with your work. Free coffee bar! Can pick whichever subjects you enjoy, are challenged by or are most comfortable with. Early and late hours, even have a work from home.

    Cons

    Short term assignments means work is temporary, with each project being different.


  2. "Automation Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boston, MA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Love working here. The colleagues and all are wonderful and helpful. Loved the time spent at pearson and the team.

    Cons

    No cons for working at Pearson. You cannot get a better place to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good.

  3. "Scorer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Scorer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Test Scorer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment, interesting work, loved student essays, good bonuses

    Cons

    Assignments were too brief. Would love more work

    Advice to Management

    I'd send me some work.


  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Working with diverse teams, technology support, responsive to client needs.

    Cons

    Large international company experienced many restructures.


  5. "paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    great place to work like family

    Cons

    indecicive management structure on top


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Scorer"

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    Former Contractor - Test Scorer in Carolina, PR
    Former Contractor - Test Scorer in Carolina, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home and have a good pay. Good training online. It's for someone looking for extra money because it's only one and half weeks of work in a year.

    Cons

    There's no cons. They are very concise giving instructions and are always available. The only cons as a scorer it's only a week and a half of scoring in a year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up the great work.


  7. "Great people, great work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    mission of the company, rapid change, innovative products, customers love you

    Cons

    rapid change, lack of career path

  8. "Good Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. They really are trying to find good educational solutions.

    Cons

    A lot of upheaval as the company tries to navigate its way from being a print publisher to a digital one.


  9. Helpful (28)

    "always changing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good work-life balance
    -not much politics at the lower levels
    -mostly female middle managers and they care about being good managers
    -mostly good people who want to do a good job 9-5
    -great location (Copley Square)
    -if you are someone that wants to work sincerely, but not super crazy like in a tech startup, this is a good place
    -despite the bad rap Pearson gets, some products are really cool and there are some very smart people who work there

    Cons

    -upper management is men. Folks, if you believe the glass ceiling doesn't exist in corporate America, come to Pearson.. where 80% of the employees are women but upper management is 90% men!
    -upper management is clueless and arrogant
    -hire managers from outside instead of promoting the ones in the company
    -frat boy culture in upper management
    -strategy keeps changing (read--no strategy)

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire frat boys to lead this company. Promote the women in your organization. There's something rotting in Pearson and it is probably you.


  10. "ETS?"

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    Current Contractor - Evaluator
    Current Contractor - Evaluator

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

    Pros

    Five words. Parochial, female, scientists.

    Cons

    I guess ETS had to declare bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Do good.


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