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John Fallon
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    Huge global company with opportunities for career development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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


    - Big company name with brand recognition
    - Many opportunities to develop career
    - Embracing digital opportunities in publishing, education management
    - Delivers on its 'Always learning' motto as employees have access to training and career development programs
    - Individual colleagues are on the whole wonderful people to work with and not engaged in office politics


    - Can be very bureaucratic, not helped by its size
    - Pay is not competitive enough compared to industry peers
    - A lot structural changes following John Fallon's appointment as CEO – while I agree with the general strategy and direction of the company, I think the change could have been managed better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Learn more about how, and when, to communicate change to employees before embarking on global restructuring program
    - Talent management needs to be a lot better if you want to be the best learning company in the world.

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Pearson Interviews

Updated 4 Mar 2015
Updated 4 Mar 2015

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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.

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    Accepted Offer
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Pearson Awards and Accolades

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Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign, 2015
100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, Dave Thomas Foundation, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5,000+ 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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