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Updated July 25, 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 company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Content Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Content Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great business organization with many opportunities for new products.

    Cons

    A few individuals in managerial positions are not interested in improving the business.

    Advice to Management

    Take measures to accurately evaluate all employees' performance, including administrative and managerial positions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "too much change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    great colleagues and echoes of what was once a positive culture

    Cons

    too much unfocused change with little top to bottom alignment or transparency

    Advice to Management

    invest in proper change management and decide on a few fundamental principles to follow

  3. Helpful (1)

    "I didn't hang around long"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Elk Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Elk Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Nice location. Cafeteria

    Cons

    Very unethical work environment. Too much office romance, sexism and sexual harassment. You can't complain or you will face retaliation.

    Advice to Management

    Fire management team and start over.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No room for growth!!!"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, they use to start with Day 1 benefits, now they make people wait, they match 401 (k), education assistance, and choices of medical benefits. That is all they have amazing.

    Cons

    Raise is 1% a year and that is if your manager likes you. Favoritism exist in this place, there is no room for growth. They will place you in an entry-level position with a bad pay, even if you have a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favoritism, and start paying your employees as you should. There is too many sneaky things happening in this company, and start valuing your partners.


  5. "A company with a positive future"

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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

    Pros

    Great location, benefits, communication, people.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring weakening employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open.


  6. "Its ok!"

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

    Pros

    The pay there is alot higher than minimum wage which is good because you do quite alot of stressful work durinf rush hour

    Cons

    A person Cannot work full time there only part time


  7. "Good place - but not stable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work with an open office culture. Good pay master.

    Cons

    Somewhat unstable with acquisitions, selloffs and mergers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Falling apart"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No one minding the store so work life balance is good

    Cons

    No one minding the store, so there's no accountability; marketing team is not very developed and seem to know little about what they are doing; rep has to do everything from sell through training to all customer support issues

    Advice to Management

    speak up.


  9. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Digital leader in education space.

    Cons

    Digital sales also took many hours to service in their field, particularly at the start of the semester. The servicing hours took away time to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Provide top rate support options. Use Apple's "Genius Bar" as an example and allow professors to schedule time with customer support.


  10. "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


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