Pearson Reviews

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    Good company. Good people. Good benefits but not great pay.

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    Former Employee - Project Editor  in  Harlow, England
    Former Employee - Project Editor in Harlow, England

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and attitude. Nice offices. Provide training and mentor programmes. Teamwork is important. You must be a team player. Benefits are good, but pay isn't so great.

    Cons

    Varied leadership approach. Offices are not easy for everyone to get to. Benefits are good, but pay isn't brilliant - based on being outside London.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO

Pearson Interviews

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 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 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.

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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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Website www.pearson.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (PSO)
Industry Media
Revenue £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

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