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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
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 schemeRecommendsNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed 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
Negotiation DetailsNo negotiation.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- All routine questions, nothing unexpected came up. Answer Question
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