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Pearson Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2019

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3.2
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Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
1223 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance- I don't clock in after work hours and this was important to me(in 311 reviews)

  • "Great part time work from home gig(in 260 reviews)

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  1. "Media Developer Co-op at Pearson Canada Inc."

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    Former Employee - Media Developer Co-op in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    The perfect example of internship jobs

    Cons

    Great Place to have co-op job and build you further career. Lots of different tasks and assignments. Great Manager and other Senior Media Developers.

    Pearson2017-06-02
  2. 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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Fun and active work environment

    Cons

    Really fast paced environment. Difficult to sustain if you have a family

    Pearson2019-06-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly, poor communication"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Many learning opportunities - Kind co-workers

    Cons

    - Low pay - Poor communication from the top down

    Pearson2019-06-10
  7. "Leading company in a shrinking industry"

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    Former Employee - Research Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential social impact Work-life balance Learning opportunities Tuition assistant program

    Cons

    Outdated business models Resistant to innovation

    Advice to Management

    Explore new business models Invest in the future, research & development, talent, innovation

    Pearson2019-06-02
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits from day one

    Cons

    - They count the amount of minutes you take to go to the bathroom - No support from management whatsoever - Create a culture of 'accountability', meaning they will blame you for every downfall within the company - Treat you as an hourly employee and will try to dock your pay for every minute that you are late/take 'too many breaks' - No work life balance whatsoever - Basically have to inhale your lunch since you...

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    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff and change your whole strategy to earn more business.

    Pearson2019-06-11
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Rear view mirror oriented."

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    Former Employee - Senior Add in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pride in assisting and seeing students succeed.

    Cons

    Metric centered policies continuously negatively impact numbers and morale.

    Advice to Management

    Complete reassessment of strategies + drastic mid-management sweep.

    Pearson2019-06-08
  10. "Good company good benifits"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good company treats you well

    Cons

    not a very exciting workplace

    Pearson2019-03-10
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