Test Administrator (Current Employee), Bethesda, MD – August 7, 2012
Pros: flexible with school, very easy commute
Cons: not in my field of expertise, not many opportunities for advancement
A typical day of work would include checking test takers' identification, admitting them to take their tests, proctoring the test takers while they took their tests to maintain security , and then deliver the results of the test to the appropriate place. Some other responsibilities were general test center upkeep such as, keeping the test area sanitized – more... and, if need be, doing some repairs on the test center computers.
The hardest part of the job was being able to juggle my work schedule around school, which I was attending full-time. The most enjoyable part was learning about all the different professions that we administered test for. – less
Financial Analyst (Former Employee), Old Tappan – August 6, 2014
Pros: good company.
Cons: didnt want to leave the company but lay off's had to take place.
Work is consistent. Learned about different products on a regular basis. Management has an open door policy. Love working with coworkers. Hardest part of the job was getting laid off. The most enjoyable part was sports activities with committees.
rather not say (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – July 25, 2014
Pros: affordable healthcare
Cons: lots of layoffs, they won't retrain employees to try and retain; very political
Pearson is a global company, therefore the benefits are great. However it is unstable and the culture is poor. A new CEO was named in 2013 and starting in the fall of 2013, layoffs have been happening. They won't retrain employees for other jobs. They have had several small layoffs...probably to keep it out of the public eye. The remaining employees – more... are nervous and scared. Pearson spends a lot of time trying to highlight certain groups and what a 'great' company it is, rather than spending the money/time on things that matter to the entire population of employees. It is not the place they portray it to be. – less
Excellent workplace. Teamwork Motivation Workshops Communication +
Customer Service (Former Employee), Lebanon, IN – July 22, 2014
Pros: love the constant change of venue. positive atmosphere
Cons: high volume not as customer oriented
Inbound customer call center Seasonal High Volume +100 Teachers, Sales Reps, Professors, School Office Administration Tracking calls Tracked pkgs Explained materials K-12 or found someone who knew what I didnt Rectified accounts Successfully handled Overshipment/Undershipment Issues
Indexer (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – July 16, 2014
Compiled indexes derived from author manuscripts to assist readers in information searches with a focus towards grammar, consistency, and readability. Worked with authors, editors, designers and imprint managers to ensure projects stayed on schedule while maintaining a high degree of quality. • Indexed more than 25 titles each of the last three years, – more... surpassing personal performance goals by 40%. • Contributed to the Editorial Services Department significantly decreasing the average number of days a title spent in production by completing 100% of projects on or before deadline in the last three years, completing most assignments within an average of five days, greatly exceeding projected goals. • Incorporated new technologies and changing production processes quickly while meeting required deadlines and maintaining quality standards. • Cross-trained as a Project Editor to assume additional responsibilities of meeting and corresponding with authors, editors, composition and layout teams and imprint managers on a daily basis to keep titles on schedule and under budget. • Accommodated titles from other imprints when scheduling conflicts occurred while maintaining quality and ensuring original deadlines on previously assigned projects. • Selected to train new hires in the indexing process and to mentor interns. – less
Line Maintanece (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – July 12, 2014
Pros: cookouts every friday
Cons: had to work on the weekend unexpectedlly
A typical day A normal day would consist of: starting the conveyor belts , which runs the whole factory. Walk around and make sure that the conveyor dont get jammed or backed up with boxes and let the mechinicis know if I saw anything out of the ordinary. What I learned How to run conveyor belts for the whole entire factory. Management My managers with – more... the line maintance machanics. They where pretty laid back and easy going. Coworkers I saw alot of different people but only had the chance to interact with my managers. The hardest part about the job. Sometimes everything would get very slow and boring. Or it would be the total opposite and would be very hectic at times. The most enjoyable part of the job Most of the time it was pretty laid back and everyone was easy to get along with. – less