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Pearson Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.2
54%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
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Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
1,263 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management did not act in accordance to the core values they espoused(in 133 reviews)

  • "Senior management puts it on ground level employees to influence culture and middle management are not bought in to company values(in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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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

    Pearson2019-02-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Galway
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working culture, office location, study support. Genuinely enjoyed working there for 18 years.

    Cons

    Lack of progression at lower levels. Left after becoming PQ. Seems to be much more substantial progression for management. Too much middle management.

    Pearson2018-05-20
  3. "Good opportunities"

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    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

    Pearson2017-01-15
  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Rotherham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working environment, pension & benefits

    Cons

    Excessive summer working hours every year

    Advice to Management

    None

    Pearson2019-11-13
  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues who help each other out whenever needed and management who are flexible, considerate and want to support you both in your development at work but also make adjustments if your personal life means you may need to work slightly different hours.

    Cons

    It is a big company so management can also feel 'far away'

    Pearson2019-11-11
  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Director of Talent in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great working culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of clarity around accountability

    Pearson2019-11-10
  7. "Great work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    I have worked with Pearson for 4 years. Good workplace and have opportunity to work with distributed agile teams across India.

    Cons

    Lack of digital product vision

    Pearson2019-11-06
  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Subject Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + The people are very friendly and make you feel welcome + Positive working environment + Given the opportunity to learn and develop new skills + Allowed to manage your own qualification and make decisions + Opportunities to progress into management roles

    Cons

    - Company restructure means some departments have been moved to Harlow or abroad - Lack of reward and recognition process

    Advice to Management

    Recognise and reward employees for their hard work. Offer more opportunities to celebrate wins. Give constructive feedback and build a culture that allows people to learn from their mistakes so they can grow.

    Pearson2019-11-06
  9. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Business Coordinator Apprentice 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great people to work with - Very flexible working, able to choose hours and work from home frequently - Given lots resources such as a work phone and laptop, also have an internal support service for queries. - Nice offices to work at

    Cons

    - Can be quite formal - Could have better annual leave (start on 25 days a year)

    Pearson2019-11-05
  10. "Down"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location Cafe Nice office Work from home

    Cons

    Declining industry No growth Stuffy management

    Pearson2019-11-12
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