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Test Center Manager (Current Employee) –  Yonkers, NYSeptember 19, 2018
No real place to grow. but the hours are very flexible. Short hour workers are entitled to benefits. Helping people achieve their goals through certifications can be rewarding.
Pros
flexible
Cons
no growth
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Vice President Sales & Marketing (Former Employee) –  Hoboken, NJSeptember 19, 2018
Pearson is a long standing education publisher that operates in a matrix organization structure. The brand recognition and quality of products pulls the company along however, the overall business has been on decline for approximately 7 years now likely due (in part) to the ultra conservative decision making. Huge potential and opportunity in the digital space provided Pearson takes the plunge.
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a company in transition
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 18, 2018
A typical day moved along at a steady flow. Some days were busier than others.Learned to work with a team, and individually to achieve stated goals. Management was involved day to day. The culture is one of attaining goals but co-workers are friendly and ready to help should the need arise. Hardest part of the job is working to a hard deadline. Most enjoyable part of the job is the friendly atmosphere.
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great place for pt work
Test Administrator (Former Employee) –  Billings, MTSeptember 16, 2018
Part time work was beneficial during the time I was earning an MBA. I also gained a lot of office experience in this position and have been able to leverage that into a better position with another company.
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Always are promoting team work
Instructional Designer (Current Employee) –  RemoteSeptember 16, 2018
Work/life balance as well as teamwork. Management has always been supportive of individual goals and promoting advancement. A very collaborative environment, which makes tasks more manageable.
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Remote office great way to work
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MO home officeSeptember 14, 2018
Great place to work until upper management changed. As an Account Manager there was no typical day at work. Normally involved calling on customers at their campus. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with the technology changes many which were not for the better. Most enjoyable part of job was getting to know the customers, many of whom became friends. Making a big sale was the best part of the job,
Pros
Remote office
Cons
Delays in publishing dates
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Undergoing change
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Upper Saddle River, NJSeptember 14, 2018
It has been several years since I worked there, but the industry was in turmoil, and I'm not sure Pearson management navigated the rough waters of the education industry.
Pros
Good assets
Cons
Strategy is unproven
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Collaborative and fast paced environment
Technical Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNSeptember 13, 2018
Overall a good place to work. Friendly team and supportive manager. Team work is encouraged and supported. Training is good and thorough. I would recommend Pearson to others.
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Excellent Company
Director, Human Resources Business Partner (Current Employee) –  Hoboken, NJSeptember 13, 2018
Pearson is a great company to work for if you are looking to get into the technology education business. The company is very employee friendly and the coworkers are great.
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Pearson was a great team
Digital Producer-Project Manager (Consultant) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 10, 2018
I enjoyed working with a close team at Pearson, and there's a lot of positivity around building educational possibilities for kids in the digital realm. Many thanks to my designers, developers, and thought leaders for making that happen.
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Senior Program/Project Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 10, 2018
Good group of people to work with and for. PMO processes not in order and can be difficult to get resources to work on a specific project. Can be frustrating at times.
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Great Temporary Job
Test Administrator (Current Employee) –  Yonkers, NYSeptember 10, 2018
The staff is friendly and easy to work with. You are trained well for what is expected of you. This is not a very demanding job. It is pretty slow paced, but enjoyable.
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The Demise of a Great Organization
Senior Publisher's Representative (Former Employee) –  remoteSeptember 6, 2018
Pearson has been "reorganizing" for years. Constant change, layoffs and uncertainty have wreaked havoc on what was once a solid organization. Reps are expected to be a one stop shop for every duty: from sales to marketing to implementation to tech support.
Pros
company car, good 401k
Cons
constant reorganization, low base pay, unrealistic expectations for reps
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Frequent Changes and job security
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  MNSeptember 5, 2018
Pearson is not the same small business like mind when I first started. I believe it grew much faster than it was ready for. Many employees are related in one way or another. Employees stay for the benefits and now better work/life balance with schedule flexibility,
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Work at home.
English, Math and Science Grader (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 4, 2018
Work at home position. No benefits, repetitive work grading essay responses from standardized tests given to students of different age groups. Requires at least a bachelor's degree.
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Good company
Director, Human Resources Business Partner (Current Employee) –  Hoboken, NJSeptember 4, 2018
Pearson is a good company with excellent benefits. Flexible work environment with great people. Opportunity for advancement and excellent support from managers. Good company!
Pros
Great working environment
Cons
Great working environment
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Used to Be a Great Company
Manager (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 3, 2018
I worked for Pearson for more than 10 years and was laid off, among thousands in 2017. The company when I first started was great, but over the years with re-ogs every year and sales changes every year it was not a good place to work towards the end. From what I've read they have continuously had multiple series of layoffs. It was sad to watch a thriving company not spend money in the right places or the right people and see the ship start to stink. It never was a great place for career growth. People often left to go to a competitor and then came back a year later to get a higher level job.
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Meh
Test Admibistrator (Former Employee) –  Draper, UTSeptember 2, 2018
Did this job over the summer at the Draper site. Hours were way over 10-15, as mentioned in the job offer. Scheduling was crazy and inconsistent (at times was asked to come into work days before the work shift). Scheduling got regular when I got another job and forced the manager to give me a set schedule. Job is pretty boring. Mostly just sit around all day. Can’t do anything while watching people take their exams. We’re supposed to rotate every hour, but manager didn’t care about that rule; she rotated when she felt like it. Manager was kind of a hypocrite. There was also a lot of drama between regional manager and my manager. Heard negative stories about regional manager. There are no scheduled breaks. There’s no microwave in the break room, which sucks since you can’t leave the building to go get lunch because of the nonexistent breaks. Coworkers were awesome (the ones who stayed longer than a couple weeks). Training is long and boring; it’s also common sense most of the time.
Overall, I will not be coming back to work there. It was a good temp job for the summer.
Pros
Great coworkers. Not too difficult of a job.
Cons
No breaks. Boring. Random scheduling before you force the manager to have a set schedule.
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Excellent place to work
Data Services Engineer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 1, 2018
Pearson is a great company to work, to learn and to better oneself. Here's many dimensions come together and work as one. Everyday learn something new and there are so many talented people, that you want to succeed in everything you do and pitch in wherever needed. There's encouragement and appreciation for every person that every day I go to work expecting to accomplish great things!
Pros
Meet new people; learn something new
Cons
None
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Always Changing
Learning Solutions Associate (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 1, 2018
Company culture devolved over the years to be negative. Most were on-edge about the ever-present re-organization. Quality was sacrificed for speed, quantity, and profit. Limited chance for advancement. Many wonderful, smart, talented co-workers and immediate supervisors who were driven out by upper-level management. The average day became troubleshooting for people who catastrophized every hiccup.
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