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    Good access to work-streams across the organisation. Depts supportive and helpful of work you are involved with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I worked at Pearson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of room to grow here professionally. Different units are doing various projects involving loads of work disciplines so if there is any area you want to specialise, such as BA, PM, HR, IT, digital, publishing, web etc. then you'll find ample opportunities around. Generally I found people are really helpful and eager to know what work you are involved in (once you get to know them). They had an excellent intranet/social media site for staff where you could find out what was going in Pearson anywhere in the world and you could easily get in touch with someone and get advice to information. Good pension scheme.

    Cons

    Things changed for the worse after the CEO left in 2013 and a new leadership team was put in place. whole business units were closed down, although in fairness the company was suffering from the recession and companies better placed digitally. Not many perks outside of the pay packet and pension scheme

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Pearson Interviews

Updated 8 Dec 2014
Updated 8 Dec 2014

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    Statistical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harlow, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harlow, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pearson in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two stage process; phone screening interview (~50 mins) followed by face to face interview, including a skills test (total ~2.5 hrs). Interviews had standard questions, CV review, giving examples of being in a team, leading a team, disputes, any problems, dealing with deadlines, etc. Technical task involved demonstrating how you would analyse a dataset using Excel only.

    Very comfortable interview process, friendly environment.

    Interview Questions
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    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Pearson Awards and Accolades

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National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2012
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010
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Additional Info

Website www.pearson.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1724
Type Company - Public (PSO)
Industry Education
Revenue £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

We are the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries. We provide learning materials, places of learning, technologies, assessments and services to teachers, professionals and students in order to help people everywhere aim higher and fulfill their true potential.

We are a very different company from the one Wheetman Pearson created... More

Mission: Working to help people of all ages make measurable progress in their lives through learning.

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