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Pearson Reviews

Updated September 25, 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 107 reviews)

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  1. "Account General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great group of coworkers, And really respected the leadership for most of the time I worked there.

    Cons

    They had frequent reorganizations and did some staffing cuts that affected customer care.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "It is not what it used to be. Stay away for now."

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    US colleagues are amazing. There are Amazing people throughout the organization in all departments.
    Authors and pedagogy are sound.
    Flex hours
    Work from home
    401k

    Cons

    Creating a One Pearson makes sense from a lot perspectives, but sometimes it can't work. Global marketing has been a disastrous undertaking with people in London clearly not understanding what the North America market does. Constant reorganization is driving out the best talent from all areas and new senior management is disrespectful of those who have been at Pearson a long time. You can't come in and try to run a business you don't understand.

    The company has announced 3,000 more layoffs by the end of 2018. While transparency is great, employees feel like it's constant Russian roulette. It's hard to get work done when everyone is constantly worried about losing their jobs. There's a lot of talk about resiliency yet there's no compassion.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the impact you're having on your people. They care immensely about the organization and it's hard to stay when there's no security.

  3. "Product Implementation Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility. Challenging. Paid for my MBA

    Cons

    Little growth within the company.


  4. "Scorer"

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    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.


  5. "CRM Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Salesforce Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Salesforce Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allow me to work from home. Generous time-off policy. Only fair insurance benefits, but very good 401(k) matching and stock-purchase options. Diverse and welcoming work culture.

    Cons

    Little room for growth in salary even if you excel at your work goals. Performance review salary tightly tied to sales performance of the company. Somewhat volatile market. Pearson is an enormous company.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Sales"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Secure Job
    Worked with the best in the industry
    Many Resources
    Amazing intellectual capacity on teams

    Cons

    Executive Leadership
    Old model in changing business
    Unrealistic expectations from Management

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people and let them do their jobs. Stop running skeleton teams. Cutting jobs to save money is hurting the company. Very few growth opportunities for women and people of color.


  7. "Mostly good."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Really nice people. The corporate cultural was fairly family friendly. Was able to work from home often when I had a sick child or parent.

    Cons

    Compensation was low for the amount of hours and availability they expected during projects. This could have been somewhat addressed by having official comp time, but they didn't.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Continuity Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Instability, constant re-org, silo mentality amongst departments. Extremely low morale.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pearson Instructional Design"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the standard benefits, learning reimbursement plan, work from home policy

    Cons

    Promotion through the personal connection, almost impossible to grow within the company


  10. "Clinical Assessment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    R and D is a safe place for marketing geniuses.
    Clinical assessment involves research. Research protocols are not followed adequately for standardization of tests,that are sold by the company at exorbitant prices in the market. The clear focus is on sales and marketing, with a label of research and development to make it sound as if there is rigor in product development.

    Cons

    Does not live by its own stated core values .

    Advice to Management

    Live by your core values.


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