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Pearson Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2019

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3.2
54%
Recommend to a Friend
43%
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Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
1,277 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management did not act in accordance to the core values they espoused(in 134 reviews)

  • "senior management decisions sometimes appear impulsive(in 89 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Test Administrator in Windsor, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company gave a good pay

    Cons

    Hiring process took too much time to process

    Pearson2019-11-29
  2. "Job summary"

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Research Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment Decent compensation Good management

    Cons

    Difficulty with business systems and updates Some lack of opportunity for advancement

    Pearson2019-12-03
  3. "Company in transition"

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    Current Employee - Developmental Editor 

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues, positive work environment

    Cons

    Not quick to pivot to the market trends, hard to switch gears if a project is not working

    Pearson2019-10-17
  4. "Decent salary and good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative 

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary Car Technology Good benefits/matching program Flexible and independent work

    Cons

    Difficult industry Employee web systems and CRM are very time consuming and poorly implemented

    Pearson2019-08-29
  5. "Great place, great benefits, free education"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at Pearson for over 8 years, great culture, awesome work and life balance. Great place to learn, company will pay for your education, great bonuses and RRSP matching contributions.

    Cons

    Its a great company but after a while there is limited space for growth, this is place where people tend to stay for a long time and positions don't open up that quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, please do not change the great culture and keep investing into your senior employees.

    Pearson2019-08-27
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great location, awesome work environment

    Cons

    System issues take a long time to resolve

    Pearson2019-08-20
  7. Helpful (1)

    "declining market"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good insurance program for employees

    Cons

    printing books for students is a declining market

    Pearson2019-08-20
  8. Helpful (2)

    "All about profit"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good colleagues and projects

    Cons

    Management has lost focus on helping teachers and students.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to helping students

    Pearson2019-08-13
  9. "Aero"

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    Current Employee - Sales 

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    It was good at first.

    Cons

    Bad hiring, absent leaders, insubordination

    Pearson2019-07-30
  10. "Working"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment in the workplace

    Cons

    Organization need improve old system

    Pearson2019-07-17
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