Pearson Employee Reviews in United States

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wonderful challendge
Educational Test Scorer (Former Employee) –  Iowa City, IAMarch 30, 2016
The work was/is always interesting and intellectually challenging. However, it is only short term/project based, and only available a few months each year.
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They don't know what they are doing.
Technology Analyst (Former Employee) –  RemoteMarch 29, 2016
I don't even know where to start.

bonuses not paid out this year even though they show millions in profit.

10% of work force cut and off shored many to Sri Lanka consulting organization

left hand not talking to the right hand

doesn't seem well thought out at all, who actually does the work vs who is still employed. LOOK ELSEWHERE
Pros
remote. great team. great manager
Cons
short sighted in thinking that any type of technology knowledge can be off shored
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Supportive enviornment
Permission Administrator (Former Employee) –  Old Tappan, NJMarch 29, 2016
For the most part there was always work to do and something new to learn concerning new or updated programs.

Management issues, there are always some better than others in terms of supporting their teams. I was very lucky in that aspect.

Working in an office environment can sometimes be tricky when dealing with so many personalities. One of my strongest qualities is seeing peoples personalities and not being offended by them (not taking anything personal). I found that being this way made my working environment pleasant.

The hardest part of the job was when people who didn't know the main responsibilities of the job wanted procedures to be changed that made helping clients difficult.

The most enjoyable parts of the job was the sense of accomplishment when the work was done correctly and the personal relationships gained.
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Good 'ole boys culture
Middle management (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, MNMarch 28, 2016
If you're not a middle-aged, straight, white, golf-playing male, you won't get ahead at this company. If you speak your mind, you will get slapped down. If you nod your head and keep a stupid grin on your face, you will be rewarded. Senior management is in an echo chamber, listening to only themselves.
Pros
salary is competitive, but you're making a deal with the devil
Cons
bad corporate culture
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Cool place to work for but too many org changes
Technical Program Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 20, 2016
Cool projects and challenges but too many org and structure changes makes it hard to keep up and be productive. Work/Family life balance is a plus.
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No Vision - Sales Driven
Instructional Designer (Former Employee) –  VirtualMarch 16, 2016
There is a disconnect between sales and operations. Will say or do anything to get the sale. When it comes time to produce they fall flat on their face due to the lack of understanding of what they have sold and what it takes to get the job done. Upper-management is clueless.
Pros
Health care
Cons
everything else
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None
Untitled (Current Employee) –  Miscol, SDMarch 10, 2016
I have nothing positive to say about this company. Pay is poor, management is harassing and issues are not dealt with.
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A very positive and professional place to work
Image Editing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMarch 9, 2016
Pearson was a really nice place to work, they were very positive in everything they did, from training to correcting and dealing with problems. I really enjoyed it there.
Pros
Very professional
Cons
Long hours at times
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very fun and nice place to work
Level II Technician (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMarch 4, 2016
great supervision
great working environment
nice cafeteria
very good training resources
freedom to help resolve problems and easily
Pros
great breaks areas
Cons
great lunch time
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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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Proceed with caution
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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Nice work life balance
IT Client Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, MNFebruary 24, 2016
Nice work life balance which can be hard to find. Not a lot of opportunity for advancement and going through some structural changes.
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Low Morale
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Iowa City, IAFebruary 22, 2016
A challenging position and high learning environment, but future is unclear and unstable. High amount of work and not enough people to get it done.
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Good Benefits and Work/Life Balance
Editor (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INFebruary 21, 2016
Pearson is a laid-back environment with hands-off management style.
It's a wonderful place to work, but the opportunity for advancement is next to nil, unless you're entry level.
Pros
flexible work schedule, great health benefits and 401(k)
Cons
non-existent opportunities for growth, layoffs at least every 5 years
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Heading in the wrong direction
Capacity Planning Analyst (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 19, 2016
Pearson was a great place to work a few years ago, but after continuous turnaround at the executive level and constantly shifting goals that is no longer the case. They are currently in the process of a massive reorganization and outsourcing most tech jobs. Definitely not a great place to work anymore (not that they're hirinhg anybody right now anyway).
Pros
Flexible working hours, good pay and benefits
Cons
The ship is sinking
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Beautiful job
Supervisor of Inventory &Recycling (Former Employee) –  Cranbury, NJFebruary 18, 2016
very nice place to work great experience, from manager to people that work there.... great chance move up.. they have various shift for everyone
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Great mission
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Hoboken, NJFebruary 14, 2016
Pearson is a great company with so many wonderful benefits. Unfortunately, the publishing industry is changing so rapidly that the positions I would have wanted to go for for growth opportunity no longer exists.
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fulfillment of books
LOOSE PICK, RECEVING (Former Employee) –  Cranbury, NJFebruary 14, 2016
typical day at work was taking a scanner and scan bar codes that came stuck on the box which moved through the straps which we called the line. get to work in various department such as; shipping department, receiving department, despartamento packaging. It was a busy work season, but have each trabajao in each department desemvolverme well.
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I enjoy working in the Assessment Business and have learned many new skills while employed at Pearson.
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Iowa City, IAFebruary 10, 2016
Pearson is a fast paced work environment. You are given the opportunity to see many aspects of project management. As an employee you must be willing to develop on the job skills and be willing to work after the work day to further develop new skills.
Pros
Developed many Project Management skills and time management skills
Cons
My company is restructuring and changing focus.
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An extremely capable and versatile professional, offering over thirteen years of comprehensive knowledge and experience in planning, ins
Sr. Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Glenview, ILFebruary 10, 2016
Great experience working with Pearson i had a good staff nice working with them. i have done with my job looking for new project i need 1 week of notice
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