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Pearson Reviews

Updated February 21, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Glenview, IL

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment and nice people

    Cons

    Not much growth, Do not utilize full potential of employees


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Sales"

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

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great people and top talent in the industry, strong compensation and benefit plan

    Cons

    Instability due to frequent re-orgs, senior leadership does not have realistic expectations or realistic market insight, technology is behind, too much recycled content and poor customer service department

    Advice to Management

    I have plenty, but I don't think they would listen to it. They want to hear what they want to hear and not what reality is.


  3. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good products, good working environment

    Cons

    Not the most efficient company, lots of restructuring, need more sales tools

    Advice to Management

    Don't use enough technology


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  5. "Nice place room for improvement on training and equality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Client Services in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Client Services in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment and room to move up.

    Cons

    Issues with training and support.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all employees are able to provide feedback without retaliation


  6. "Research scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company has flexible working time. employees can work remotely. It's management structure is rigid and healthy. There are a lot of transparency in the part of the company I work at.

    Cons

    Some time the client facing is challenging. Also when it is the peak season, it is really hard to keep a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have any advice because I think management is really the plus of Pearson, at least at the lower levels. I don't know about the higher level.


  7. "Gotta be lucky"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great for getting your foot in the door

    Cons

    Upper management is clueless of the day to day

    Advice to Management

    Professional development


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sales - Needs A lot of Improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The location of the office is great.

    The clients you work with are delightful.

    The representative that they higher are good people.

    Cons

    Commission structure is awful and not paid on time

    Goals are never given on time, they usually give it to you about the same day you get your commission

    Management doesn't understand that morale is low in the office

    Bad communication from the higher ups

    They keep losing people to better paying jobs

    The company doesn't treat employees well

    No professional development in this company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, stop blaming everything that goes wrong on the staff or people that left the company. The issue is coming from inside the company starting with higher ups and management. Treat employees better and with respect.


  9. "Good Work Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great benefits

    Cons

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  10. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Pearson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work, culture and the people. HR was constantly putting together ways to make the work environment better with social gatherings, contests, holiday parties, adding ping pong table and game consoles to the cafeteria.

    Cons

    A very large corporation where you can feel like a number. I don't believe there was very much opportunity for growth or advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Create excitement by challenging teams to work on projects with goals and reward with appreciation.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "dysfunctional workplace, clique coworkers, weak leadership - a soul crushing enviroment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Helping professors implement course solutions is very fulfilling work.
    Great compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Weak local and regional sales leadership in Math and Science. It's all about them not their people. Severe lack of communication. My former manager answered about 40% of my emails, I was constantly ignored, but when there was communication it was only criticism and not very constructive. They do not actively listen or care, rather listen to respond. Very little recognition. Major egos with no humility. No it all management with no desire to learn from others. Management promotes followers not leaders. Poor support from local and regional management. Worked with manager 3 times on campus in 2 years and regional manager once. Management are poor communicators, always right, never encourages, wants only praise and good news, severely lacks accountability, took no interest in me as a person. Played favorites. They are arrogant and manage through fear. Ignored inappropriate and unprofessional behavior/communication. It is a soul crushing job. They want sheeps not lions.



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