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4 days ago

Dir Product Marketing and Strategy - Content Applications and Services

Pearson Boston, MA

The Director, Product Marketing and Strategy is responsible for the vision and effective market implementation of Tech Products Learning Platforms… Experteer


4 days ago

Senior Vice President of Sales, West in Phoenix Arizona United States

Pearson Phoenix, AZ

Responsible for the brand and reputation of Pearson and all Pearson K-12 products, services, and solutions revenue targets, customer and account… Experteer


6 days ago

Sr National Account Manager (Sales/Marketing) - Organizational Partnerships in T

Pearson Tampa, FL

The Sr. National Account Manager will be responsible for leading the Pearson Online Learning Services (POLS) Organizational Partnerships program… Experteer


5 days ago

Tax Manager - Compliance & Audits in New York New York United States

Pearson New York, NY

Pearson's Tax team is expanding, and we need a strong Tax Manager to play an integral part in the coordination, preparation, review and filing of the… Experteer


4 days ago

Adoption Account General Manager (Territory: WA,OR,AK,ID) Field Sales Position i

Pearson Arkansas +8 locations

The Account General Manager (AGM) is responsible for the brand and reputation of Pearson and all Pearson preK-12 products, services and solutions in… Experteer


4 days ago

Director, Program Quality in Iowa City Iowa United States

Pearson Iowa City, IA

Work with key Program Managers and Quality Leaders to define, deploy, and g… Experteer


4 days ago

Senior Vice President of Sales, West in Madison Wisconsin United States

Pearson Madison, WI

Responsible for the brand and reputation of Pearson and all Pearson K-12 products, services, and solutions revenue targets, customer and account… Experteer


25 days ago

Director, Quality Assurance in United States

Pearson United States

Lead a Quality Engineering team of globally distributed employees; there are 350 employees in the organization, about one-third of which are SQE… Experteer


6 days ago

Sr National Account Manager (Sales/Marketing) - Organizational Partnerships in M

Pearson Miami, FL

The Sr. National Account Manager will be responsible for leading the Pearson Online Learning Services (POLS) Organizational Partnerships program… Experteer


12 days ago

Director, Finance Solutions

Pearson United Kingdom

The Director Finance Solutions will lead a team of analysts in creating a financial systems solution capable of meeting the business requirements in… experteer.co.uk


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    Claims moral high-ground on equality, but it's really just about payback.

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    I worked at Pearson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you play your cards right, and are of the correct oppressed demographic, you will go far. The struggle to succeed at Pearson was like going to graduate school for an MBA in Hard Knocks while being paid a good salary and benefits. I'll be able to use the bruises and scars from this experience to do even better in future endeavors.

    The benefits are the best I've ever had. The salaries are great, also.

    Cons

    If you're a white male, plan for a long career in mediocre positions with lots of responsibility, no authority, no budget to accomplish the performance goals assigned to you by your manager, and an appalling lack of follow-through on the part of your manager as to said performance goals. The last time I was part of a decent and useful performance review was when I was the manager doing them with my direct reports.

    Also, Pearson has a tendency to reorganize itself nearly every year. This habit creates a lot of org chart chaos and keeps anything from truly being settled and operationalized.

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    I'm 110% fine with men and women competing equally in the workplace. I enjoy working with women, sometimes even more than I enjoy working with men, because I find, in general, I get more intellectual enlightenment from the conversations I have with women. It's healthy to have both male and female perspectives in the room, working out solutions to daunting challenges. Each gender brings strengths to the table that help build a great business.

    However...

    Equality was supposed to be about...well...equality, not _payback_ or "grievance theater". I was let go after over a decade of trying to work my way up the ladder and being passed up for promotion after promotion. _Every_ time a promotion became available in my hierarchical vicinity, and I expressed an interest in and was quite qualified in obtaining it, it went to a woman. 75-80% of supervisors above me were women. Only about half of them were qualified per the job description (especially the more technical parts) or even knew what they were doing. The other half who were qualified made darn sure any men who began to get "uppity" were put in their place through passive-aggressive tactics, demotion, or firing. In saying this, I don't blame the individuals so much as a persistent negative culture particular to certain levels of management at Pearson that had been fostered by a certain former high-level executive. Everyone feared that person and all decisions made were made in fear of incurring that exec's wrath. Not a good way to build a positive working environment.

    Once, after a misunderstanding around project requirements, I was put into a room and literally interrogated by two female supervisors (the only thing missing was the bright light in my face). I was told how badly I had "damaged the reputation" of the department even though I had done nothing wrong. All documented evidence in my favor was rejected out-of-hand and I was not given the opportunity to include my accuser (also a woman) in the debate over what had gone wrong with the project. Her word was taken as gospel truth, without question, and my word was automatically discounted. After an hour of getting nowhere in my own, documented defense, I finally "broke" and I just let them believe whatever they wanted and took the consequence. The effort to defend myself was no longer worth it to me and I was done. It was a very, very toxic environment to work in.

    At Pearson, especially in the corporate office levels, there is rampant nepotism and fairly shady insider business dealings. There is also a fair amount of sexual hi-jinx and harassment...and not just instigated by the men. Pearson HR does tend to fire both the man and the woman whenever a claim of sexual harassment is levied by either of them. Not sure what purpose firing both of them serves, but that's not my circus.

    HR in particular, and the Diversity and Inclusion folks in general, needs to wake up and spend more time working on true egalitarianism, and stop playing petty identity politics games with peoples' careers.

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