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Pearson Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  • Difficult to maintain work life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • During the last 4 years upper management changes too many times (in 96 reviews)

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  1. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great people, and a shared love of purpose - helping improve people's lives through learning.

    Cons

    The company has been going through a tremendous amount of organizational change for the last three years.


  2. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, supportive management and encouraging training

    Cons

    Promotions take forever and the corporate environment makes things go longer than they should.


  3. "Pearson review"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great reasons for going to work, a mission I believe in, some passionate people, huge reach and networks, looks good on CV, London based, opportunity to travel, always someone better than you to learn from

    Cons

    Slow and cumbersome, too many glitchy systems which slow things down, lots of reactive work instead of proactive work, lots of un-motivated people who leave as early as possible, not great pay, not good at recognising good work, uninspiring offices, lots of dispirited people and negativity around.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people


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  5. "general review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many experienced, talented co-workers and location

    Cons

    The employee downsizing is constant, leaving those left to shoulder more work


  6. "Feels a bit like a sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture here is great; coworkers feel like family.

    Cons

    Downsizing is affecting many areas of the company.


  7. "Good company, challenging times"

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    Former Employee - Strategy in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Strategy in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sense of purpose
    Decent people
    Good employee communication

    Cons

    Company facing challenging market
    Morale low following two large restructures

    Advice to Management

    Make bold decision to focus on fewer products and markets


  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - benefits and schemes
    - opportunity to move on to different departments
    - flexibility
    - nice people to work with
    - centre location, easily accessible

    Cons

    - salaries do not correspond to workload and responsibilities
    - employees' experience is different across different departments


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diversity seems important at this company.

    Cons

    Management seems disorganized a lot.


  10. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Image Coordinator in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Former Employee - Image Coordinator in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent health and retirement. Enefits

    Cons

    Company outsources jobs to India

    Advice to Management

    Keep jobs in the USA


  11. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Learning Solutions Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Learning Solutions Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, allow us to work from home twice a week, generous with bonuses, home/work balance is honored and valued, love my team!

    Cons

    The company is now going through a rough patch and has made several layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    When you layoff a group of people, take into consideration who are the hardest workers, not just location.



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