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Poor Training and Management but great benifits
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNMay 25, 2017
They provide little to no training and expect you to figure it out on your own quickly. They don't provide advancement like they say they do. It is very poorly managed and they do not value their employees. The benefits are very good though.
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Benefits
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Management
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Productive and fun working with the current employees
Test Center Manager (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VAMay 25, 2017
A typical day at the test center has many, many examinees coming for testing and can get very busy. You have to be customer oriented. All candidates do not pass and are very, very unhappy when informed. You have to be very professional when this happens.
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Great place to work
Level II Technical Support (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMay 23, 2017
A typical work day consisted of taking calls from customer located and schools or district offices. We would troubleshoot technical issues with a customer facing program. Great coworkers made a good working environment. The most enjoyable part of this job is fixing customers' issues.
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Nice culture but no future strategy/direction
VP Strategy, Global Operations (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 19, 2017
Pearson is full of nice people, but it's been through a number of restructuring in recent years with no end in sight. The education industry is going through a huge disruption/transformation and senior management has not been able to provide a clear (or any) real growth strategy.
Pros
Remote working options, 401K match
Cons
Uncertain bonuses, company going downhill fast
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Interesting work environment
Test Center Manager (Former Employee) –  Midvale, UTMay 16, 2017
Pearson Vue was an interesting place to work. It could be very fast paced checking candidates in and out of the test center on the busy days. We would also be required to do full fingerprinting of some candidates. It was challenging staying on top of changing policies and procedures.
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Good place to work for seasonal projects.
Scorer (Former Employee) –  Mesa, AZMay 12, 2017
Enjoyed working on seasonal projects with this company. They are very good about hiring back each season and provide comfortable working conditions. Management is very helpful and organized.
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Very interesting and unique place to work
Professional Scorer (Former Employee) –  Tucson, AZMay 11, 2017
A typical day at Pearson included reading and scoring test. I learned how states use organizations like Pearson to score test. The management at Pearson was a wonderful team of individuals. The work place culture was great as I had the opportunity to network with people whom I have never met before.
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Good Place to Work
Enrollment Advisor (Current Employee) –  Glenview, ILMay 9, 2017
It's a good company to work for to advance your skill set and expose you to the OPM industry. Management trusts staff to manage themselves but knows when to step in. The pay could be better but is competitive.
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public ed for profit
Proposal Writer (Former Employee) –  Iowa City, IAMay 9, 2017
Just read any number of news and opinion items written about this company and decide if you want to contribute to their mission. There's much talk of eliminating "silos" but management would rather just ignore what happens at levels below them.
Pros
decent pay and PTO
Cons
incompetent management
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Used to be a great place to work.
Copyrights & Permission Specialist (Former Employee) –  Hoboken, NJMay 8, 2017
Company used to be a great place for employees with great bonuses and eager coworkers with the same goal. Now they are a small publishing company waiting to be acquired by another.
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Great people, changing work culture
Senior Acquisition Editor (Current Employee) –  CAMay 6, 2017
Flexibility, great benefits, great team to work with. The company is changing and the environment is turbulent. Would not recommend for job stability at this point in time.
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Pearson Education
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Iowa City, IAMay 5, 2017
Great place to work. Great co-workers and interesting topics to dive into. Company reorganization may result in loss of job in near future. Best job I have even had.
Pros
Flexible schedule, great training. Put in a position to succeed
Cons
Uncertain future due to company restructuring
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Close to where I live
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 2, 2017
Has excellent hours, day shift. With plenty of overtime. Was able to improve my skills as a machine operator on difference equipment. Had some great managers, some have follow me to my new employment. Novitex.
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Overtime
Cons
can't think of any
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Alright
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 1, 2017
Good place to work. Work at your own pace plenty of room to grow. I had the chance to work with some great people who were always helpful whenever I had struggles with work.
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Pearson - Global Brand
Director of Global Channel Management (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMay 1, 2017
Pearson used to be a fantastic place to work. It had a great group of people, good products, and global presence. But five years ago, they started reorganizing and have become internally focused. Decisions are made by management that does not benefit the customer.
Pros
Global Presence
Cons
Does not care about their customers.
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Previous employee-Pearson Embanet
Enrollment Advisor (Current Employee) –  Chandler, AZMay 1, 2017
Did not enjoy working for this company. Amazing colleagues but no room for growth, no support from management, no incentives, no morale, lack of professionalism, number hungry.
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Graphic Designer
Graphic Design Associate (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAApril 30, 2017
Graphic Design Associate
designer at Pearson’s in-house
Creative Department. Projects include designing original
artwork for a variety of print
textbook covers, marketing
and online media including
catalogs, postcards, and
flyers. more recently editing
and assisting filming for
conferences and blog posts.
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Read and evaluated student essays
Essay Evaluator (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLApril 28, 2017
We read and evaluated student essays for
certain secondary schools (high schools)
We had to be good communicators and
know writing ability in order to do well at'
the work._
Pros
Helped to learn computer and also communication skills
Cons
Had to be there very early in morning, thus having to leave home at 6 AM.
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Pearson Education - Great Place to Work
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Hoboken, NJApril 27, 2017
Pearson is an amazing company to work for but definitely one that can be slightly hard to grow in as an entry level employee. They tend to pigeon hole entry level employees into a Sales Role before they're able to move up within the company. This may not be an ideal path for some.

With that said they are any amazing to their employees in the sense of benefits and work life balance. Many positions offer the ability to work from home with a flexible schedule. They extra benefits you receive are also incredible as far volunteer hours, vacation and health benefits.
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Easy going environment
Customer Digital Success (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 26, 2017
Probably the best management team I ever got to work with, same with the co-workers as everyone was always eager to assist one another when they had issues or complications.
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