Test Administrator (Current Employee) – Bethesda, MD – August 7, 2012
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 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.
flexible with school, very easy commute
not in my field of expertise, not many opportunities for advancement
Scorer (Current Employee) – online – October 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 .
Scorer (Former Employee) – Work at home – September 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.
Technical Analyst (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – September 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.
GLOBAL SOURCING MANAGER (Former Employee) – Old Tappan, NJ – September 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.
Scorer (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 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.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – PA – September 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.
Program Manager, State Services (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – September 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.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Orange County, CA – September 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.
Support Operations Representative (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 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.
Great Benefits, Cafeteria on site
Short breaks, short lunches, no pay raise, little to no room for growth