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Great Place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good Work-Life Balance for the Employees

Cons

None to be reported on.

Advice to Management

None to be reported on.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Today they dropped the bomb, and fired us editors

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    Current Employee - Editor in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Editor in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues, 5 star office setting

    Cons

    Stupid management decision, who never learn from their mistakes
    Bullsht promises of pay rise

    Advice to Management

    Never ever choose managers based on favoritism, or their looks

    Stop saying each and every year that we are making money, but then out of the blue fired us
    Study the market in MALAYSIA real hard.. Don't just give us gray statistics and use the term 'REDUNDANCY' to fire us

    Get real, Pearson is going down indeed. Because you management will never learn. 'Always Learning' seems to mock you right now.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Very corporate, lots of bureaucracy and micro-managing.

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    Former Employee - Publisher's Representative in Glenview, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Publisher's Representative in Glenview, IL (US)

    I worked at Pearson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with education professionals is much less stressful than other groups, such as medical/pharmaceutical types. If you do make your sales quota, the compensation is good.

    Cons

    Compensation is only paid out annually, and targets can often be unreasonably high. There is no consideration given to the loss of business to corporate book stores (such as Follett and Barnes & Noble), despite the fact that much of this loss of business is outside the control of the sales rep. The company used to be much more relaxed, imaginative, and creative. However as it has grown larger, it has become more corporate and almost entirely focused on profits over people. Turnover grew tremendously in my last year with the company, with many talented individuals leaving to join a competitor like Cengage or McGraw Hill.

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