Compare Pearson vs Cengage BETA

See how working at Pearson vs. Cengage compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Pearson vs. Cengage. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Pearson

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Cengage

Employee Ratings

  • Cengage scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 4004 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 1358 reviews)
Cengage employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.6
Cengage employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Cengage employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.1
Cengage employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
3.8
Cengage employees rated their Senior Management 1.1 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
4.2
Cengage employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Pearson Ceo John Fallon
46%
46%John Fallon
CEO Approval
Cengage Ceo Michael Hansen
86%
86%Michael Hansen
Cengage employees rated their CEO Approval 40% higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Cengage employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 19% higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
30%
Positive Business Outlook
61%
Cengage employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 31% higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • Pearson had 177 more reviews than Cengage that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Pearson had 64 more reviews than Cengage that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 343 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 287 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 166 reviews)
"Great people"(in 111 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 137 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 90 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 73 reviews)
"Reorgs"(in 39 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Contractor - GCSE Examiner

I have been working at Pearson for more than 5 years

Pros

Work remotely anywhere in world, all work completely online, good management, opportunities for CPD training. Few IT problems.

Cons

Only a few contracts a year. Payments come through slowly, bit by bit.

"Great"8 Jul 2020

Current Employee - Customer Technical Support

I have been working at Cengage full-time

Pros

supportive, growth, helpful, kind, learning

Cons

boring, individual, low starting pay

Job Postings

Pearson has 2,224 more recently posted open jobs than Cengage.