Pearson Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Nov 2, 2021

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Pros
  • "There are some great people at Pearson who are genuinely interested in improving educational outcomes for students.(in 590 reviews)
  • "Good benefits when your employer doesn't actually have an issue when you use it.(in 588 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance in the sales department of school and higher education but not in other areas(in 244 reviews)
  • "Work life balance is pretty good and your schedule can be very flexible with options to work from home.(in 243 reviews)
  • "I had great boss and colleagues(in 147 reviews)
Cons
  • "Management was poor and unfair at times(in 261 reviews)
  • "low pay; usually never hear from anyone in the company unless you do something wrong(in 202 reviews)
  • "Low salary and hard(in 173 reviews)
  • "Massive layoffs and reorganizations year over year over year.(in 146 reviews)
  • "Bad managers and biased(in 134 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    always changing

    Mar 2, 2017 - Senior Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -good work-life balance -not much politics at the lower levels -mostly female middle managers and they care about being good managers -mostly good people who want to do a good job 9-5 -great location (Copley Square) -if you are someone that wants to work sincerely, but not super crazy like in a tech startup, this is a good place -despite the bad rap Pearson gets, some products are really cool and there are some very smart people who work there

    Cons

    -upper management is men. Folks, if you believe the glass ceiling doesn't exist in corporate America, come to Pearson.. where 80% of the employees are women but upper management is 90% men! -upper management is clueless and arrogant -hire managers from outside instead of promoting the ones in the company -frat boy culture in upper management -strategy keeps changing (read--no strategy)

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    32 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Cushy Benefits for Full Time, Low Growth

    Jul 20, 2021 - Graphic Artist in Hutto, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Cushy benefits if you can get a full-time position, competitive entry pay.

    Cons

    Bad for growth. Hardly any opportunities for raises or bonuses, no cost-of-living adjustments. Like most huge international corporations, what upper management decides to do has little concern for the needs of low level employees.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Difficult

    Jun 18, 2021 - Assessment Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Horrible communication with upper management - they spend very little time helping with questions that should be easy to answer or directed.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Declining morale

    Apr 17, 2021 - Product Management 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Remote work was agreeable, to a point of advancement PTO in abundance Mission driven

    Cons

    Layoffs and downsizing happen regularly Still operates as a publisher, not a technology company (including upper management) Salaries are not competitive, and bonuses don't pay out Work/life balance

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Pearson VUE Test Administrator

    Jan 19, 2021 - Test Administrator in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team environment, simple tasks

    Cons

    Disorganized structure, lack of communication with upper management

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