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Scorer (Current Employee) –  homeOctober 1, 2015
Flexible schedule
work from home
ela scorer
Total freedom with your schedule=income
Must be proficient in middle/high school Language Arts
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
low pay
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Working for peason as an online scorer
Scorer (Current Employee) –  onlineOctober 1, 2015
Typical day starts with your own schedule and online based work environment. The job entails grading nationwide standardized tests according to the guidelines of the type of tests presented. Grading essays accordingly and stating a reason for the grades given .

The job is challenging and very refreshing at the same time , the most enjoyable part of grading is following the instructions and guidelines and precisely grading each paper .
Pros
telecommuting open schedule
Cons
lno human interraction
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Productive and a fun workplace
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Corbin, KYSeptember 30, 2015
I learned a lot with this Co. There was wonderful training provided. Was willing to work with you, of course if you are loyal employee.
Pros
Discounted Lumches, longer breaks if permitted
Cons
Great
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Tough place to work
Software Test Analyst (Former Employee) –  Iowa City, IASeptember 29, 2015
the biggest thing is the lack of communication and outrageous deadlines. For example, one arrives at work at 8am, and finds out a task is due at noon, and you had no idea any work was on the table

This company is more for people who will do whatever to build a career, even if it makes no sense
Pros
healthcare, work in a small college town
Cons
lack of communication
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Team Member (Former Employee) –  Cranbury, NJSeptember 29, 2015
Great experience, great people and great environment. I got along very well because they were able to teach all the possibles tasks that you might have during the day.
Pros
schedule
Cons
distance
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Not the rosy picture they paint for you
Scorer (Former Employee) –  Work at homeSeptember 29, 2015
Don't expect to do a little training and then start earning good money on your coffee break. You're only paid $10 for training and qualification, which can take much longer than they anticipate--AND if you are switched to another project, you may have to do another round of training and qualification at that lower rate. You won't immediately get a paid assignment, and once you do, the job may dry up, and there is no guarantee you'll be assigned to a new one immediately. Supposedly you earn more for better accuracy and speed, but sometimes you are rated without getting any feedback, so there's no way to improve.
Scoring requires full attention--don't expect to get much done with kids around--and often requires unpaid time to read anchor papers and scoring explanations. The scoring explanations can be baffling--the most common answer when calling the scoring help line is "Make sure you go back and read the anchor papers."
Buyer beware: this job is not as ideal as it seems.
Pros
Flexible hours, work from home
Cons
Low pay, little support
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Great staff, excellent benefits
Technical Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mesa, AZSeptember 24, 2015
Every day I am challenged to find solutions to new problems facing our staff. My coworkers and boss are all great people and we all enjoy working with one another. The staff we support are fantastic people to work with. All around great company to work for.
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a great place to work
Sales Specialist K-12 (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 23, 2015
its good, challenging. Depends on the dvision you work in.

One of there Mottos is "Always Learning" and that you are. There is a lot to learn and you have to worked hard to stay ahead of the curve.
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challenging position requiring long hours, understanding of product as well as customer needs
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 21, 2015
excellent place to work; great management team, support was outstanding for team work;
great support in office staff;
outstanding product training
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An interesting balance
GLOBAL SOURCING MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Old Tappan, NJSeptember 18, 2015
Great benefits, very flexible company, offers many remote positions, generous vacation/personal. A great work-life balance as they are very flexible with their working remote policy. Very much in a transition period, lots of reorganization happening which is creating a climate of distrust and negativity.
Pros
Work from home
Cons
No job security
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Good place to learn skills
Senior Production Editor/Team Leader (Former Employee) –  White Plains, NYSeptember 18, 2015
Started my publishing production career there. Learned many skills. Opportunities for advancement. Dedicated co-workers.
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Interesting place to work.
Scorer (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXSeptember 16, 2015
I enjoyed working for Pearson. I was hired to score field tests for the
Puerto Rico Project. The responses were written in Spanish. It was an interesting job. The work atmosphere was good. Our supervisors were very helpful and knowledgeable. The training was ongoing . The only setback was the job security. The job was temporary.
Pros
supportive supervisors
Cons
job was temporary
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Very productive and busy enviornment
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  PASeptember 16, 2015
Very busy answering phones and delivering customer service daily. I learned how to schedule appointments for the nurse aid registry and deliver outstanding customer service. My co-workers were great to work with. I enjoyed staying busy and always having work to do daily.
Pros
Great hours and overtime
Cons
Short lunch break
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Productive learning experience
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 14, 2015
Working at Pearson was a temporary position for me but i enjoyed my time there and it was a great learning experience nonetheless.
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Dynamic working environment
Program Manager, State Services (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 9, 2015
The best is working with, leading, and managing a team of motivated individuals who care deeply about meeting the needs of our customers. Learning to foster excellent leadership skills. Challenging to meet the demands of the customer, yet it is an enriching experience. Great benefits, very good work life balance.
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Hard work but fairly compensated
5th Grade Scorer (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXSeptember 9, 2015
Great relaxed setting, great supervisors, good pay, lots of parking, They are willing to work with you if there are problems.
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Typical Day at Work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Orange County, CASeptember 7, 2015
I am working as a Sales Associate with Pearson Education where I work with Southern CA Account General Managers. My responsibilities range from researching information, responding to customer inquiries, creating spreadsheets of data, and managing the set up for presentations and conferences.
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Gain experience but don't expect a raise
Support Operations Representative (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXSeptember 3, 2015
There are two types of people. The ones that work hard and end up doing more work (at maybe a 10 cent raise a year) and the ones that don't work hard and are content at not moving up or getting any significant raise.

They hire people to do more or less than what you do and pay them more.

Instead of replacing your supervisor or hiring additional people, they give others additional duties to make up for the missing help. At no pay increase or promotion.
Pros
Great Benefits, Cafeteria on site
Cons
Short breaks, short lunches, no pay raise, little to no room for growth
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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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A typical work day
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Glenview, ILSeptember 2, 2015
The most enjoyable part of this job was team building with colleagues and learning from each other. Many employees telecommute.
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