Pearson District Sales Manager Reviews

Updated 9 Dec 2019

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3.0
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Pearson CEO John Fallon
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18 Ratings
  1. Helpful (7)

    "Broken in need of Repair"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They attract and hire incredible talent. Great benefits and compensation package. Provide flexible work hours which provides pretty good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Long term vision is lacking from the top down. Lack of good internal communication between teams creates tension and frustration. Product failure, miscues, and operational dysfunction prevent great sales reps from achieving on target earnings. Mediocrity runs rampant across all business lines. It's broken and in need of repair.

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "District Manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working in education, but that is even no longer remaining a pro.

    Cons

    Almost everything, no transparency from management, no trust for management or executive team, back-stabbing from colleagues, gossip and negativity among peers, lack of support in the field, massive amounts of red-tape, no innovation, broken products, anly care about profit, incredibly reactive, not proactive or supportive, do not pay out bonuses, do not give goals until selling season is over, terrible finance "team" who cannot get anyone's payout correct, untrustworthy managers, products, colleagues, vision, and company.

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  3. "District Sales Manager"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    District Sales Manager in Wyncote, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and great team mentality

    Cons

    Traditional publishing is still struggling with software and delivery.

  4. "Big Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of resources, professional development, etc.

    Cons

    It's a big company. It takes a while to figure out what everyone does around here.

  5. "Excellent Culture"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    District Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company culture, inclusive, and pretty transparent management for such a large company. The benefits are amazing, flexible work hours for employees, and management are (in my experience and in general) easy to communicate with.

    Cons

    The company lags behind the top technology companies in product innovation, and you have to move for most promotional opportunities in the sales force (although that's true for most outside sales forces).

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Making a difference in higher educational learning"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have the pleasure of speaking with some of the brightest educators in the world. I am outside most days visiting different college campuses. I have the leading textbooks and technology products and services to offer. I can walk into any office and know I have a solution. I have a team who are thoughtful, supportive, creative, and allow me to think outside the box. I might be alone on campus in between calls, but I never feel alone inside this huge company family. Even though Pearson is huge, we are specialized and organized appropriately to allow for a true small company feel inside a machine. I cannot imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    Reorganization has been confusing at times, but management is supportive and doing everything they can to be transparent and professional. Dealing with issues outside our control--the Common Core politics that we do not set yet support--are tiring, but we know what we stand for, and why we are involved where we are.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pearson Higher Education"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    District Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    The people here are great. They are smart and hard working. This company allows me to work with the best! There is wonderful training no matter the position and the pay and bonus opportunity are terrific.

    Cons

    Everyone has lots of responsibility and there is so much to learn.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Loosing it by the day"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Noida
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pace is slow and will work well for someone who wants to just 'coast' A lot of re-org and leadership level exits - so its easy to just not do anything at all Good work life balance Decent perks

    Cons

    With all the re-org - it is just plain chaotic in every business vertical HEd, Publishing, K12, Schools, Tech New recruits in place of leaders who left after 'cashing out' look incompetent to fill those shoes - seem to have been hired in haste

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  9. "Higher Education Publisher with Highest Standards"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Highest quality print and media in US Highest quality of ethics in Higher Ed Highest quality of employees in industry Most data to show student success with products

    Cons

    Working for Pearson January through April is exhausting and all consuming

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  10. "Pearson is the best place to be in Higher Education Publishing"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    District Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are many opportunites for advancement within Pearson and a variety of career paths that one can choose. The culture at Pearson is like no other in regards to "Teamwork". It is an "ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL" mentality.

    Cons

    There is some redundance but the company is taking measure to rectify this.

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