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Pearson Senior Project Manager Reviews

Updated 19 Jun 2020

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Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
14 Ratings
  1. "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.

  2. Helpful (5)

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

    4.0
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    • 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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  3. "To help people progress in their lives through learning"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative and rapid prototyping environment. Multiple career opportunities, if you seek them out. Great experience.

    Cons

    VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous)

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  4. "Excellent company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson for more than a year

    Pros

    Market leader in the publishing sector

    Cons

    Can't think of any negatives

  5. "Great people."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work environment.

    Cons

    Too much reliance on processes and not on results and getting things done. Can be very frustrating.

  6. Helpful (9)

    "Culture of fear, bullying, racism and retribution"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not just another e-commerce site. Some parts of the company seem to be doing what the company mission statement and values claim.

    Cons

    Witnessed and personally experienced intimidation, racism, misogyny, bullying and fear-mongering on a very regular basis during my 5+ year tenure here. Attempted reporting incidents to Human Resources multiple times and immediately received retribution from my manager and co-workers each time. Became depressed, fearful, and physically ill. Had to leave the other victims/co-workers behind. Would have probably been a better culture had I worked at Theranos.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "horrible"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager 

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    run run run run run

    Cons

    pretty much everything esp. managers

  8. "Awesome People, Awesome Culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Release Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structured work environment. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. The overall work environment was very welcoming and is why I stayed there for over 7 years. I miss it very much.

    Cons

    Due to its large size, it's not easy to carve out your own role and branch out and learn other skill sets. Ironically the learning and career path wasn't as fluid as I would have preferred. It took 3 years for my team to allow me to shadow another co-worker who needed assistance and learn her skill. The massive layoffs were definitely a painful experience as I was caught in that but it can't be helped.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not the worst, but overall, it’s a crappy place to be."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson for more than a year

    Pros

    It’s very unique, from a product perspective. You work on wonderful, complex, amazing systems that are unique and so intricate that they prepare you for anything else. You’re making stuff that actually benefits people, and it’s rather exciting to see this gigantic transformation come to fruition. The people I worked with were amazing, and I loved 85% or more of them. Fantastic group overall. Seriously can’t say enough wonderful things.

    Cons

    They’re cheap. I wasn’t there for the before, but a couple of gentlemen who were frequently reference John Fallon’s hiring as a watershed moment for the org. From my perspective, I was hired as a contractor, frequently promised permanent work, promoted to having several people under me, then had those people struck down quickly before we really trained them, then took over their roles. They claimed to want me to move to a new office they built, but they never did create a permanent offer, set relocation up, or give me a new team. When I left, many people were stunned and reacted in shock, and I was told most of them didn’t realize I was still a contractor with how embedded I was in the business and how much I worked. But I worked an average of 55+ hrs a week every week. I didn’t really take days off for nearly two years in the hope that at some point I was going to be rewarded. It never happened. The thing I really don’t understand is how and why they think this current model is a good idea, when it literally takes six months or more to even understand their existing business and technology.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "IT Project Manager"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with diverse teams under pressure. Some amazing people work here.

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours with little moral or monetary compensation. Responsibilities and duties are added constantly without support. Everybody either runs around like a chicken with it's head cut off or they do nothing at all. A very political place to work, it's who you know, not how hard you work.

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