Pearson Employee Reviews in United States

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Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INFebruary 29, 2016
Pearson has a great work/life balance and great people to work with. However, they have shifted their focus to using almost 100% off-shore vendors.
Pros
Work/life balance
Cons
Numerous reorgs and job eliminations
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High demand
data processor (Current Employee) –  cranbury, njSeptember 2, 2015
very strict on being on time. very strict on cell phone usage. high demand work with not enough help. unreasonable expectations
Pros
paid weekly
Cons
no benefits or granted days off
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Busy and competitive armosphere
Senior Technical Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Iowa City, IAJune 21, 2016
This is a company that attempts to stay current with market trends but doesn't always fully embrace them fully. People are expected to work above and beyond for minimal compensation and promotions are often based off of who you know rather then your qualifications.
Pros
Meaningful Jobs
Cons
Not a great environment with little job security
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Excellent place to work.
Supervisor &/or Scorer (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MINovember 23, 2015
Opportunity for Advancement. An attitude of mutual respect towards the workers and supervisors. Very little politics. Just go in to work, work with great people in a positive environment and leave at the end of the day with the ability to let it go and have a peaceful evening. Loved it!
Pros
Free pizza at least once during the season.
Cons
Seasonal employment except for secure internet work.
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Constant Re-org
Product manager (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 1, 2016
A great mission, very smart people, is drained by constant re-organization. The effort to move from a siloed culture is undercut by no budget and the indecision of the next re-organization, which fosters a wait-and-see culture.
Pros
There is always hope that Pearson will be successful
Cons
They are letting their most experienced workers go.
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Productivity, Programming and Support
Voice Telecommunications Technician (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 23, 2016
To be a technician/programmer you have to be quick, concise and productive. Be a team player and willing to share your knowledge.
The hardest part of this job is to be on call and outages which can take a long time to fix. You get a satisfaction to help users that are experiencing difficulties and that you resolve issue.
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Excellent place to begin a career in technical support.
Help Desk Specialist \ Senior Help Desk Technician (Current Employee) –  Centennial, COJanuary 20, 2016
Excellent place to begin a career. The atmosphere lends itself to a warm and supportive place where you learn new tools everyday that will assist you in performing your duties and responsibilities more efficiently and professionally.
Pros
Onhand support from superiors
Cons
Occasional robotic and rude responses to customers.
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Productive work enviorment
Senior Machine Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 23, 2015
Pearson is a satisfying company to work for. The level of work changed from day to day.
The employees were easy to get along with and some taught skills that can be applied anywhere.
Pros
Little stress, benefits are good, 401K
Cons
The amount of work is getting smaller every year
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Met some great people
Channel Quality Specialist (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNAugust 19, 2015
At first it was great, but in the last two years it went down hill. I enjoyed my time there and the different roles I worked.
Pros
Great benefits!
Cons
Poor communication, no clear direction
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Excellent benefits
Technical Proposal Writer, Proposal Services (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZJune 26, 2015
Excellent benefits. Very poor job security and advancement. Work/life balance was NOT good in my job, but may be better in other areas.
Pros
Excellent benefits
Cons
Poor job security
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Education Company
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 26, 2016
I enjoyed working for Harcourt Inc., which was bought by Pearson Inc. I learned a lot during my time with the company. The people at the company are amazing. The only drawback is the lack of job security. The only thing that we were positive would happen yearly is that the workforce would continually become smaller.
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If you love education this is a good place to work
Software Developer - TestNav 8 Client Team (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 23, 2016
Education is a rewarding field. Helping people achieve their educational goals is a wonderful pursuit.
There are lots of wonderfully smart people to work with and interesting projects to work on.
Pros
Great benefits, good time off, work from home days
Cons
No promotions, below average wages, work/life balance could be better
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A great company to work for. Hard work and dedication are rewarded with bonuses.
Senior Material Handler/ Data processor (Former Employee) –  Cranbury, NJApril 28, 2016
A typical day at work was fast paced, always work to be done. I had the opportunity of being trained in all departments throughout the facility from returns to shipping. Management cares about the well being of employees.
Pros
incentives, appreciation lunches, health seminars.
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Great Company
Associate Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 27, 2016
Pearson has been a great company for employee benefits and schedule flexibility. We are in our 3rd or 4th reorganization of the company and it is very hard to provide the quality service our customers deserve at this time.
I enjoy my work, and the people I work with.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Under appreciated
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Pearson is different
Scoring Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIMay 9, 2016
Pearson has always been a leader in educational tools and training. This company is so multi-faceted that there is no one way to describe it. The testing and scoring centers are a great way to earn extra money while trying to find long term career employment.
Pros
Quick hiring, flexible scheduling, great training.
Cons
low wages, high turn over.
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Poor leadership
Chief of Staff & Administrative Coordinator to COO (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 6, 2016
Pearson has been "transforming" for the last few years, which has left in it's wake a very unstable workforce. The morale in many of international offices is low and the inspiration to stay motivated is also hard to come by.
Pros
flexible working remotely
Cons
poor leadership, constant lay-offs
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Innovative, listens to employees to create a better work environment
Scorer (Current Employee) –  OHJanuary 20, 2015
Pearson is a leader in education. They provide courses for stay at home schools all the way up to colleges. I scored academic tests for grades 1 through senior high school students. I used proprietary software owned by Pearson to score and upload the data to the Pearson Network. Management always are seeking ways to improve the work environment, and appreciate all input from employees. Changes are made from the input that make the work environment a better place. The hardest part of the job is saying good bye to the people, every time a project ends. However it's fun to work with a new group for each project, as each grade and academic subject meant a new group. Pearson allows employees to score academic subjects at the grade level that each employee is most comfortable with scoring.
Pros
constantly seeking to better the work environment with employees' input.
Cons
benefits for scorers are not what i would like.
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Great people, great compensation and benefits
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Iowa City, IAMay 2, 2016
Pearson offers a challenging and rewarding work experience with great benefits and lots of flexibility. People generally work hard and are dedicated. They really care about the customer.
Pros
Pay, benefits, flexibility
Cons
Uncertain future, lower job security at present due to market constraints
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The richest education publising company of the world
Senior Story Artist/Illustrator/animator (Former Employee) –  Glenview, ILMarch 6, 2015
It is an education publishing company focused on profit, and where its mission toys with education.
It has the industrial production line approach in its purest form: all work is accounted for, and where thinking time, creativity time is considered overhead or leisure time.
Its main asset resides in the people that work there, although there is not much time for human interaction.
The hardest part of the job is to keep up with the production quotas, or with the relationship of market sales expectations and cost: a hard model applied to a much less tangible mission of educating creatively.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the access to new software, or hardware, if justified correctly to budget. The pressure and expectations can make the employee highly efficient, at a price though.
Pros
great benefits. bonuses.
Cons
no mission besides profit. overworking. no clear internal organization strategy.
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Great Upward Mobility
Scoring Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMay 13, 2016
Each day was different and there was a lot of variety within the company and position. Being a business analyst was a challenge and there was little to no training. Management was hard to work with and not easy to talk to. Vacation time was awesome and we were offered additional days off as incentives.
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