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Pearson Reviews

Updated May 23, 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 104 reviews)

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  1. "Never a Dull Moment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Old Tappan, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Old Tappan, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Changes, becoming a lot more Formalized ERP's HR & Financial processes

    Cons

    Revenue and performance are not improving as fast as we would like

    Advice to Management

    The turn over is making things a lot more difficult


  2. "Enrollment adviser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training was the best I have had. Company have quality educational partners. Very employee focus company

    Cons

    Too many unnecessary meetings. Some partners are difficult to eork with. Lots of process changes. The amount of time it takes to do reports for meetings interferes with productivity

    Advice to Management

    Less reporting meetings. Allow for opportunities for staff to work from home. Be more accessible to teams on the floor.


  3. "Production Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people,competitive salary, challenging work

    Cons

    Not a lot of work available for the industry.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Custom Editor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Indiana in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Indiana in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Awesome people, great work hours

    Cons

    Never know when teams will be let go


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Higher Ed Services being run into the ground"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are wonderful, most of your colleagues are incredibly smart and talented, flexible work options, good work-life balance, company has great values even though it doesn't always translate locally

    Cons

    Management is completely out of touch leading to high turnover, there's a lot of hiring of friends and unqualified people, morale is so low and management pretends there are no problems, pay is not competitive for industry

    Advice to Management

    Value your people and develop those with talent and get rid of those without. Everybody sees the building on fire except for you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "nice people chaotic management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Family friendly scheduler.

    Cons

    During the last 4 years upper management changes too many times. Technical decisions changes very often,

    Advice to Management

    Develop the technology you have, not introduce everything new you can think about.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Not Always Learning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits, Some Talented People

    Cons

    Work/Life Management, Does not understand digital age

    Advice to Management

    Do not lie to shareholders and employees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Pearson"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people on my team. People are dedicated to improving peoples lives through learning.

    Cons

    Market changes and undefined company direction. Management is not sure how to resolve. Direction keeps changing, trying something new, and then again something new, trying to find the answer.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Scourge of Scordino"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Objectively - NONE - Scordino's "Departure"

    Cons

    Reckless spending
    Inattention to product mix & market alignment
    *** nearly criminal Board of Directors ABSENT during Scordino's nearly Terminal Spending Fiasco(s)***

    Advice to Management

    "physician, heal Thyself"


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Top Heavy on Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health plan benefits, 401k

    Cons

    Management brags that they are being "transparent as possible," which means not at all.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. If you aren't going to be honest, don't say you are being as transparent as possible. Actions speak louder than words.


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