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Sr. Operations Engineer – new

Pearson Boston, MA

At Pearson, were committed to a world thats always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly… LinkUp


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Sr Architect – new

Pearson Chandler, AZ +2 locations

At Pearson, were committed to a world thats always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly… LinkUp


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IT Business Analyst – new

Pearson Bloomington, MN +5 locations

At *Pearson* , were committed to a world thats always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures… LinkUp


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Software Developer (PARCC) – new

Pearson Iowa City, IA

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Sr Software Developer - Media Player – new

Pearson Boston, MA

Pearson is an international media company with market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Pearson's… LinkUp


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Software Developer (VUE) – new

Pearson Bloomington, MN +2 locations

Come join the global leader in computer-based testing, where technology is at the heart of our success. Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com… LinkUp


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SEO Analyst - Orlando – new

Pearson Tampa, FL +5 locations

Pearson is the largest provider of technology-enabled services to postsecondary educational institutions seeking to launch online degree… LinkUp


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Product Manager - Software Development – new

Pearson Iowa City, IA

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Senior Build/ Release Engineer (VUE) – new

Pearson Bloomington, MN +2 locations

Come join the global leader in computer-based testing, where *technology is at the heart of our success* . Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com… LinkUp


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    This is not the same company I started with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Center Manager
    Current Employee - Test Center Manager

    I have been working at Pearson part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    pros are good benefits if you are short hour or full time. There can be great flexibility if you are personally responsible for scheduling of shifts.co workers are very supportive and the atmosphere in most centers is calm and friendly. The biggest plus is that you do not have to take this job home with you. The testing centers are calm and quiet.

    Cons

    Challenges are upper management and a growing trend of distrust of field level employees. This is couched in "spin" terms, but anyone with a brain can see through this. The change occurred during a reorganization and change of leadership.There have been three employee satisfaction surveys in the last three years and none of the results were every released as promised. The first just disappeared completely, the second was referred to vaguely and the third is still MIA. It is now mandatory that there be no overtime-company policy-and as a result most employees are working off book. They need their jobs and are willing to sacrifice labor dollars to keep their jobs. This is a very egregious situation, but there is no way to address it without losing your job. one is evaluated each year on hours worked not hours scheduled, because Pearson may schedule you for eight hours, but if the testers finish in seven, you are sent home. All cleaning and closing duties must be accomplished in 15 minutes (that is two people: 6 and 9 minutes respectively). So if you are scheduled to work a 40hr week, you might only work 28hrs. After a year of that you would be downgraded from full time to short hour and your benefits would be cut. (or rather they would be maintained, but the cost to you would double.) This was not always the way things worked. If a secretary runs out of tasks two hours short of her full work day, she finds useful things to do and stays at work. If one is scheduled for 8 hours, they commit to being available for 8 hours, they just cannot leave 6 hours into their work day. If one makes 8 hours available to you, you should at least split the difference with the employee. After all, you are not willing to let them go home when they "feel" like it. There seems to be no value placed on longevity or experience and the senior regional manager has been known to say that if 'they don't like it they can find another job.' Morale busting attitude. Pearson apparently hasn't gotten over the fact that they have to pay us to work. it is impossible to take a second job as managers need to be available to work six days a week 8am to 9pm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wage theft. Trust your employees. Instead of assuming that employees are dishonest, assume that they are good and honest. invest in morale. Without good employees, you have nothing. Your field employees are the face of the company--please treat them with respect and dignity. I know that many of the new measures are to make us a "lean, efficient" company, but please, stop treating your test administrators like workers in a widget factory, and please stop treating them like they have interchangeable heads!

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