Pearson Employee Reviews about "good benefits"
72% would recommend to a friend
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5 months ago
Boston Consulting Group
The thing that really grinds my gears about so many episodes of Suits is the frequency in which partners from other firms just happen to show up at the offices of Pearson, Spectre, Litt. As if none of them have to wait like assholes in the building’s lobby to make sure they aren’t showing up unannounced. 😡
6 months ago
I just applied for the Director of Partner Marketing and Strategic Initiatives at Pearson. If anyone would be willing to help me get my foot in the door I would very much appreciate it. I am very confident I would be great for the role and the opportunity would make a huge difference for my family. Thank you very much.
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8 months ago
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- "Good benefits when your employer doesn't actually have an issue when you use it." (in 697 reviews)
- "Most people at Pearson are great to work with and want to do the right thing." (in 685 reviews)
- "Good work life balance in the sales department of school and higher education but not in other areas" (in 301 reviews)
- "Work life balance is pretty good and your schedule can be very flexible with options to work from home." (in 282 reviews)
- "Great colleagues and work that is very meaningful" (in 177 reviews)
- "Management was poor and unfair at times" (in 296 reviews)
- "Low pay; promotions are impossible to get if you don't want to go into sales" (in 281 reviews)
- "Low salary and hard" (in 211 reviews)
- "Massive layoffs and reorganizations year over year over year." (in 173 reviews)
- "Bad managers and biased" (in 166 reviews)
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- 3.0Aug 26, 2010Project ManagerFormer Employee
High work ethics within the project management team and excellent leadership. The company has a high dedication to respect personal lives but in return is asking for full dedication to the job. HR is very supportive and benefits are good. Overall it sometimes has the feel of a big family besides the size. Pearson always strives for improvement and the application of latest methodologies and technical developments.
Opportunities to grow are limited. There are very capable senior managers that have to make up for other seniority that take advantage of the company size and pose a bad example. Because of the growing speed of the company departments start viewing themselves as gate keepers, introducing their own rules and forgetting to view the company as a whole. Communication and working with each other are lacking in some places. Between some groups is a disconnect with makes it challenging to fulfill promises made to the customer and deliver to contract.1
- 1.0May 29, 2019Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearChandler, AZ
Good benefits when your employer doesn't actually have an issue when you use it.
Micro Managing No Communication Lack of Management availability No training - because Management is too busy to train Treats employees like children and has even said they "babysit" their employees Poop runs downhill when management is under fire in their own position Gossip about other employees Very low moral Dishonest Not helpful when employees come to them for help - they're told to figure it out. Cannot rely on getting your pay check here as Payroll is outsourced and messes up all the time.2
- 1.0May 30, 2019SupervisorCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsBoston, MA
Compensation meets market expectations Benefits are competitive but not as good as they used to be Work location is flexible
The company's reaction to the Great Recession has been one of self-sabotage and undermining all the qualities that made it a great place to work. The "best place to work for women" is now run almost entirely by old white men who have given up our identity as an educational publisher to be a vague "digital solutions company" that chases whatever profit opportunity looks shiny that day. We're forced to look the other way when we create and SELL incomplete products/platforms that need at least another year in development. Management communicates to us as if a third of our stakeholder partners were not just laid off. We have jettisoned institutional knowledge and foisted the extra work on people who were already working overtime. When asked what it's like to work at Pearson, I compare it much to the musicians on the Titanic who didn't have a seat in the life boat. We keep playing, because what else can we do? It's an odd sensation to work for the most accomplished company in higher education publishing while it sinks.13
- 1.0Dec 4, 2014TeacherCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBaltimore, MD
There are excellent benefits with the Connections Education. they offer good health benefits although you do have to pay a portion of the payment. They also offer a variety of choices for dental vision and disability insurance.
You work on a computer all day and actually never have face to face contact with students. You teach online for a 30 minute time slot and students are not required to attend. There is very little face to face training and you are required to go through a lengthy online training that mostly has to be done on your own time. (Over 100 hours) The job is more about keeping track of student progress than actually making a difference with students you are expected to be online for every minute of the full time day. they have a computer program that tracks you if you are away from your computer for even 5 minutes. They generate hundreds of spreadsheets and everything is tracked including any kind of phone conference with parents or students.1
- 4.0Mar 4, 2014Sales ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
It's a face-paced environment with many extremely smart people who share a love of learning. Outside of the staff positions, there's no such thing as a 35-hour work week and you have to accept and embrace that fact in order to succeed. More important, you have to care about education, learning, and helping others because that's the entire focus of the company. It's very competitive but it's also a meritocracy, so you can get promoted quickly if you deliver results. It's hard to identify a single culture because there are so many offices around the world. It's a particularly good fit for moms and dads with young children as the benefits and flex time are generous.
For a company this large, which you might think fights inertia, there sure are a lot of changes! It seems like some kind of re-org happens every couple of years. It's exciting but sometimes frustrating to get really good at something and then have to re-learn systems and processes.
- 4.0Jun 9, 2022IT Support SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearManchester, England
The benefits are that the company is global and looks good on your CV for future employers. The benefit of working remotely is huge and generally, the people you work with are friendly and helpful. I had training from fellow team members which has been invaluable. The managers are approachable and understanding. My department is really nice to work in.
The wider company is a bit too corporate; lots of buzzwords and fluff but not a lot of substance. The salary is not really competitive. We lost some valuable team members to companies that pay better. Some of the in-house software has a lot of bugs which can add stress to the job.
- 3.0Sep 1, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
I have been lucky to have excellent managers while at Pearson. The benefits are good and the time off is reasonable.
Your experience at Pearson really depends on your manager. I have lots of flexibility in my position and maintain a good work life balance but I know others who are micromanaged and overwhelmed. There is a general feeling of uneasiness as we have been through many major re-organizations in the past few years.3
- 2.0Jun 3, 2021DevelopmentCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
The benefits are pretty good and there is some form of agile going on for the most part.
Culture of blame, bullying Low Pay Little to no interaction with managers, they don't have time for you Redundant policies, reporting, work strategies that get in the way of producing value for customers.Pearson Response3y
Hello, What you have described is not who we are and does not align to our values. There's no place for bullying at our company. That's why we have every employee sign our Code of Conduct (https://plc.pearson.com/corporate-policies/) and give them multiple ways to report any violations. Also, all reports to HR are investigated and managed confidentially. Thank you