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Pearson Manager Reviews

Updated 3 Jul 2020

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3.3
52%
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46%
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Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
215 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Good company, but the cost cutting has taken its toll on consistency"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility for remote workers and global experience.

    Cons

    Years of cost cutting, losing top performers causing inconsistency delivery of products and performance

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  2. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Good policies, better balance, good pay structure, amazing office space. I had great boss and colleagues

    Cons

    Little kind on pregnant lady would have been good. They must consider people who wants to join them back as they would be potential performers.

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  3. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Freedom to run your own projects. Great team.

    Cons

    Changes in home working attitudes from senior leaders.

  4. "Fast paced"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Data Analytics in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constant learning and gained lots of skills

    Cons

    No work life balance and culture can be better

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Chaotic, unstable and lacking in leadership"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    PTO, Belief in product, Fairly ethical marketing practices

    Cons

    Salary for position, Awful senior leadership, Believe that agile mindset means get more done with less.

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  6. "Decent company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a large company, so I felt like mostly everyone had the same rules / benefits. I know that sounds odd, but I've worked at places where certain people got all the favors.

    Cons

    Felt very mechanical at times. Not a lot of room for creativity.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Work from home and generous PTO.

    Cons

    Bad leadership. No way to advance.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Some great people but not in the right places"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of people doing great work and passionate about company ethos, creating great products. Could be an amazing company. Overall package is fairly competitive. Still in a great position to build a great future.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at all levels, not enough direction, poor financial performances over last few years. Unclear of what the vision for the company is. Changes at the most senior levels will bring both opportunities and risk.

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  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Academic Manager in Nāgpur, Maharashtra
    Recommends

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary on time Great benefits for travel expenses

    Cons

    Non as of now, other than being biased towards a few employees.

  10. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are really engaging and supportive.

    Cons

    Promotions and growth are hard to come by.

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