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Pearson Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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1,235 Ratings
  1. "Good experience"

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     in Burlington, ON

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    work life balance , good working enviornment

    Cons

    too many layoffs for after acquisition of smaller companies

    Pearson2016-08-29
  2. "Some great people, but great challenges to be addressed"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    - Many great people, genuinely intent on 'measurably improving peoples' lives through education' - Great customers in the Higher Education market, most of whom care deeply about their commitment to helping students succeed. - Competitive salaries and benefits from an industry perspective - Trying, really trying . . sometimes, to become an educational tech company. Sometimes.

    Cons

    - Legacy issues with some very old, gerrymandered learning technology platforms and even worse customer support experiences - Old style office politics. - Weak culture for mentoring, weaker still for innovation

    Advice to Management

    1. Come to terms with the reality that this internet thing has caught on, information is readily available for everyone, and that no one is going to willingly pay over $100 for access - print or otherwise - if they can get it online for free. 2. Pearson has plenty of very intelligent, hard working, creative dedicated people who really do care about their work. Find them. Nurture them. Mentor the hell out of... them. They're your future leaders, not the remnants of the last management team. They're the ones that left you on the shoals.

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    Pearson2016-09-06
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Company in trouble"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice coworkers, good location

    Cons

    Management completely incompetent, company vision unknown, very unstable environment with lots of layoffs.

    Pearson2016-08-16
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in North York, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Get a lunch - Get paid every 2 weeks - Get to leave after work.

    Cons

    - No advancement opportunities - Low pay (35-38k) with no chance of increasing. So any reviews that says otherwise are done by management or their "drones". - Stressful environment with no support. - They're very shady to the point that they post their company name under different names (ex: Pearson, Pearson Online Services, Pearson Education, Embanet, Embanet Compass). They're all the same company. They post... as all of them because of the very low ratings affecting their ability to gain employees.

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    Advice to Management

    - Focus on your employees , not your profit line.

    Pearson2016-08-29
  5. "Good Job to Work at"

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    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    Give you a lot of space, trust-based, they give you projects and let you work independent

    Cons

    Not many cons. Outdated work environment

    Pearson2016-06-20
  6. "Senior Sales Representative"

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    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    Freedom, decent pay, company car with gas card

    Cons

    Lack of sales training or support

    Pearson2016-06-17
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are better than what is being offered by other companies. Flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring leads to poor morale

    Pearson2016-03-30
  8. "director"

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    Former Employee - Ontario in North York, ON

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

    Pros

    very good place to work for

    Cons

    Can not think of any reason

    Pearson2016-02-25
  9. "Great Benefit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Best benefits package I've had - they take the time to really look up a lot of different perks for employees

    Cons

    Workpace is slow, staff is old and it's not the most interesting work

    Pearson2016-02-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, In Desperate Need of New Leadership and Direction"

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     in Don Mills, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pearson for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good Benefits (if you are full-time) - Generally good people to work with

    Cons

    - Top brass is generally disconnected from what is happening on the ground, often making decisions in a vacuum - Pay is generally below what other companies are paying for the same position - Work/life balance is acceptable, but could be better - Culture desperately needs a change, especially at the top

    Pearson2016-03-04
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