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You can end up with 3 to 6 hours in a week, or grueling 13 hour days. If you're the one in the office who is flexible, you work usually 13 hours or more every Saturday - the only way to get needed hours.

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When I leave Pearson, it will be because of scheduling surprises that there's no way to plan or compensate for. My hours can drop to almost nothing, a surprise and financial hardship. If one is the most available and flexible, that will mean others are accommodated for their unavailability for nights and Saturdays. Even if (necessary) supplemental income, there is no way to depend upon it. Management is unwise because they'd rather lose a good employee and make the TA's have to train a new one. Too many employees for one location and most have no need to work, but are still favored for hours.
It takes months of experience addressing technical emergencies and testers' questions and problems to fully learn this job, but we are treated like 15 year olds working our first entry level job. We are constantly being mystery-shopped and threatened. Looking for stable part time employment, which is a shame because I love making the testers comfortable and have spent a lot of time, experience and study learning my job well.

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Yes you can work from home. No,I am not in this area.

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The interview process is long and not organized. It took nearly two months to hear back for a phone interview than another two weeks to get an in person interview. I completed two interviews and I'm still waiting to hear back from them and it been over 2 weeks. It seems to be a common practice to leave potential employees in limbo in regards to their consideration for jobs at least according to glassdoor. I suggest following up constantly in order to get through their interview process.

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Medical, dental, vision, stock options, vacation, sick time.

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5 Sick days and 3 weeks vacation, depending on how long your were employed

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Can you use computer, do you have college egree

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Pearson themselves does not. They are the wesbsites for colleges and universities to use for online schooling.

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I was interviewed many years ago and the process has changed so much that I don't feel qualified to answer

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Average response if your qualifications meet posted job requirement is about 3 weeks. Initial phone screening will be from an HR analyst asking standard questions about you work history and qualifications. If the screening is successful your name will be provided to the hiring Manager and contact will be made if intrested.

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