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Pearson Reviews

Updated May 25, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Morale continues to wane"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Solutions Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Learning Solutions Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and immediate supervisors/managers.

    Cons

    High stress due to constant re-organizations and (lack of) job security


  2. Helpful (4)

    "The Worst Job I've Ever Had, You're Better Off Working Retail."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing, please do not work here. Id you are desperate for a job then go ahead.

    Cons

    They monitor your screen by recording everything and invade your privacy. They make you sign a document waiving your rights to privacy. They harass you for not asking for surveys, Management is so lazy. They just walk around and act like they are doing work. You get calls from people in different countries and its hard to understand their thick languages. The applications they make you use o schedule candidates never works half the time. When you get your monthly reviews the Quality Assurance reps nag you for the dumbest things.


  3. "Overall good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of great people at the company. Exciting new things happening. Flexible schedule. Company is great about people working remotely in many positions.

    Cons

    Recent internal changes have affected a lot of things in a negative way. Huge reorgs are never fun. Internal promotions have been really few and far between because of this. They aren't as open to hiring people internally from sales for marketing or product positions as they previously led me to believe. Base pay for Sales reps is really low.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your employees especially in regard to internal promotion opportunities.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Statistical Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people, good work relationship

    Cons

    low pay, low bonus, no promotion


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Global opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with teams based worldwide, delivering educational products that have a real impact on people's lives. Dedicated and expert colleagues.

    Cons

    High leadership turnover in recent years as company restructures.
    Internal change management is not a strength.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are what make you, and their loss will break you.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Not a clue..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Interesting industry so you learn lots everyday from teachers and students.

    Cons

    Students no longer see value in books or find other ways like Wikipedia to find info. Management has no clue how to add new value to product. Their technologies suck, don't work and aren't easy to use...

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Fallon, find someone with an idea of how to save the business before the whole company goes broke. It's not too big to fail!


  8. 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Sales - Needs A lot of Improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  11. "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

    na na na na na


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