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Pearson Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2020

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3.1
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Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
65 Ratings
  1. "Great place, great benefits, free education"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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    "Stay away if you are looking for a developer position"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    When the company is doing well, they do payout a bonus. However, the company hasn't been doing well for years.

    Cons

    There's minimal amount of development work involved in the position even though it is advertised as a developer position. Majority of the development job has been outsourced to offshore vendors. It's a mundane job with lots of cutting and pasting. The workload is unrealistic and it is not distributed evenly among team members. Instead of hiring full time employees, they hire co-op students to do majority of the work. For full time employees, that means training a new batch of students every three to four months. If you want to improve your skill as a developer, this is not a suitable job for you.


  3. "Software Developer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent work life balance and reasonable pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities and no consistency in leadership goals.

  4. "Media Developer (Intern)"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Media Developer in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    -Great culture, great people, great environment.

    Cons

    -North york is somewhat out of the way for many people in the GTA.

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

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  6. "Pearson"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Media Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very casual - Good atmosphere - Good working environment

    Cons

    - Processes are a bit redundant

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  7. "Great work environment until they closed it down"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    This office has some very qualified talented engineers. Good to learn from.

    Cons

    The office is being shut down slowly so right now there's not much good points to look at. Generally a good though but now it's going.

  8. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Web Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Comfortable, casual work atmosphere • Great ratio of female/employment • Liberal, science-based company • Encourages employee development • Good benefits

    Cons

    • Slow advancement opportunities • Slightly lower than expected salary, with few bonuses

  9. "Good Early Career"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Colombo

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

    Pros

    Give time to learn a lot

    Cons

    Nothing to Highlight on that time period

  10. "Good company. Too large and too many products"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paternity/Maternity leave. Great stock benefits, pay and time off.

    Cons

    Messy organizational structure. Lack of direction and understanding of what software development should look like at a large organization.

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