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Pearson Scorer Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Scorer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Test Scorer in Carolina, PR
    Former Contractor - Test Scorer in Carolina, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home and have a good pay. Good training online. It's for someone looking for extra money because it's only one and half weeks of work in a year.

    Cons

    There's no cons. They are very concise giving instructions and are always available. The only cons as a scorer it's only a week and a half of scoring in a year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up the great work.


  2. "Scorer"

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    Current Contractor - Scorer in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Scorer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for those looking to rack up as much overtime as possible, they almost always offer it.

    Cons

    Not steady work, works better as a go to when in between jobs or looking to supplement part-time service industry job. Can be stressful.

  3. "Was 5 stars, no longer"

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    Current Freelancer - Professional Scorer in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Freelancer - Professional Scorer in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Work from home.
    2. Extreme flexibility when it comes to scheduling hours.
    3. Adequate training and good resources to help score accurately.
    4. Decent pay and incentives.

    Cons

    1. "Projects" as Pearson calls them only come up a few times a year.
    2. A project lasts about a month, so there isn't a lot of money to be made.
    3. You can't count on being hired or even qualifying for a project.
    AND WORST OF ALL...
    4. They are apparently hiring too many people. I was on a project that
         ended today. BUT, it was not supposed to end until June 23. There
         are too many people working on it. I guess they love finishing 2 weeks
         early, but I do not love losing out on 2 weeks pay.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to pare down the workforce and use your most qualified scorers.
    I am very disappointed that this project ended early.


  4. "At Home Scorer"

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    Former Contractor - Work At Home Scorer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Contractor - Work At Home Scorer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to make your own schedule and you get to work at home. Depending on the subject it can be easy.

    Cons

    Sometimes the qualifying tests didn't make sense and if you don't pass them you can take that job. Other times there was too much staff and not enough to do. It is not dependable money

    Advice to Management

    Work on your system to make it more user friendly


  5. "Scoring Supervisor"

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    Former Contractor - Test Scorer Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Test Scorer Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall easy job that pays okay for what you do. People you work with usually pretty nice. It is an easy job to get if you have a college degree and have scored before.

    Cons

    Projects are temporary. You may end up on a project that ends far earlier than anticipated. It can be really boring looking at responses to the same question for days on end. This won't be anything you can rely on long term. Some phone work with disgruntled scorers will be needed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of organization and management"

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    Former Contractor - Scorer in Mesa, AZ
    Former Contractor - Scorer in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor

    Pros

    Scoring jobs are easy to get and it's easy work, hired online, only requirement is a college degree. There can be a lot of downtime, you can bring reading material.

    Cons

    The work is very boring. There's too much training and everything is redundantly over-explained. There are many office rules and restrictions, you're not allowed to use your phone or internet, not enough bathrooms with lines at break and lunch time, office is stuffy and A/C inadequate, not enough employee parking. There's no HR or anyone to talk to about issues like scheduling or payroll errors, sometimes there are conflicting answers about these things depending on who you ask.

    Advice to Management

    Where is the management? Be available for employee concerns.


  7. "Former Temporary Regional Scorer"

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    Former Contractor - Temporary Regional Scorer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Temporary Regional Scorer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Possible to work from home. If your supervisor is helpful, this job can be a pleasant experience. There are plenty of opportunities for overtime pay.

    Cons

    High levels of stress due to lack of job security as well as looming deadlines. I've seen people sleeping at their desks when they were supposed to be working, but never got fired over it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Uniquely excellent place to work. Only job qualification is a bachelor's degree."

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    Current Contractor - Exam Scorer (Regional) in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - Exam Scorer (Regional) in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, diverse pool of colleagues; limitless career potential if you are able to absorb Pearson's corporate culture.

    Cons

    Relatively scarce full-time/regular positions. Scorers are considered contract laborers, and though many people are able to work year-round you should not expect to do so until you've been around a couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Make distributed (at-home) scoring positions open to regional (on-site) scorers on a wider basis. It seems that the company would end up with more seasoned, efficient scorers if one gould gain experience faster.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great temp position"

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    Former Contractor - Test Scorer in Centennial, CO
    Former Contractor - Test Scorer in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a temporary scorer at a regional site, I got to meet a lot of like-minded people. No one took their job too seriously (although everyone was professional) because they knew it wasn't a career position. Pay was pretty decent for a temp gig and incentives helped.

    Cons

    If you don't like the temporary aspect of scoring, probably not the right move. The scoring system broke daily resulting in uncertain work loads.

    Advice to Management

    Morale was pretty low at the regional site. Maybe longer than 30 minutes for lunch? And a real allowance for smaller perks like coffee?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great part time gig!"

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    Current Employee - Contract Distributed Scorer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Contract Distributed Scorer in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    I can work from home, and, to a great extent, set my own hours. There is no "overhead" costs like there are driving for Über or being a mystery shopper, so it is "real" income. If you are an educator, it is very interesting to see how different students approach the essays, and the range of writing abilities. Some projects have scoring rubrics that are very intuitive, and you can fly through the essays without problems (even take short breaks between essays if your productivity stays on track).

    Cons

    It can get very tedious at times. Depending on the particular project, you may be able to take short breaks, but for the most part you will be tied to your computer screen for at least 4 hours per day. Sometimes the grading rubrics are difficult to master - you have to figure out what they're really looking for for certain scores. You must have at least a Bachelor's degree; if you have teaching experience, you may get preference for job offers (this can be a pro or con, depending on your background).

    Advice to Management

    Keep letting the distributed scorers know they are appreciated! For the most part, I have been treated very well. Continue to be understanding when someone can't complete the full shift.