Pearson Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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3.2
57%
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Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
1,361 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management is driven by cost cutting with very limited concern for employee careers(in 137 reviews)

  • "Senior management needs to be overhauled(in 91 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Nice people- challanging work transitions from traditional to digital

    Cons

    New strategy difficult to implement

  2. "Good opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, good opportunities for driven people

    Cons

    Sense of stagnation, very slow to change


  3. "Working in my specific team has been very satisfying through my tenure."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Editor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is great Team and teammates are great Work-leisure balance is great Company is generally very employee friendly

    Cons

    Monetary growth isn't satisfactory Vertical growth is slow and potentially limited

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  4. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Rights and Permissions Project Manager in Noida
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Friendly and cool environment

    Cons

    Growth is minimal. Salary expectation is low

  5. "Great if a bit boring at times"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Professional Test Scorer in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly nice supervisors and steady work for a few months of the year. The breaks between projects are great for retirees, seasonal workers, and first-time jobs.

    Cons

    It's seasonal and once the season ends you'd better have some other way to make money until the next one. Also lack of pay during breaks between projects. Hard on the brain when you're grading the same responses 8 hours a day for days at a time. Sometimes the higher ups can overwork the sups which throws things out of whack.

  6. "Great Company to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Telecom Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's remote, great management. Also, a great company with benefits to work.

    Cons

    Global support is outside the United States and Europe, its in Asia.

  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Student Support Specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly staff

    Cons

    Too many responsibilities for not enough pay

  8. "Great company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Front End Web Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    • Comfortable, casual work atmosphere • Great ratio of female/employment • Liberal, science-based company • Encourages employee development • Good benefits

    Cons

    • Slow advancement opportunities • Slightly lower than expected salary, with few bonuses

  9. "Good Early Career"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Associate Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Colombo

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

    Pros

    Give time to learn a lot

    Cons

    Nothing to Highlight on that time period

  10. "Really good job environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Supply and Demand Planner 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance salary and management

    Cons

    It is really hard to tell

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