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Former Employee - Assembly in Indianapolis, IN (US)
Former Employee - Assembly in Indianapolis, IN (US)

I worked at Pearson full-time (less than a year)

Pros

In about a month of working at Pearson I began training to be promoted to line leader. They really appreciate hard work and they reward it!

Cons

I was let go after a month because of a policy enforced by HR dept. My managers all had a meeting with HR to keep me on my job but HR wouldn't budge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I feel that the managers and higher ups should have say in which employees remain with company despite a minor attendance policy issue. If the managers are fighting to keep an employee and are trying to promote that employee then let them use their discretion to make the right decision. Besides that I have nothing to say bad about this company because it is an awesome company that does a lot for its workers. Once an individual is hired on full-time the benefits are great and all of that so I hope they keep doing what they are doing and never change the integrity of the company by getting money hungry or downplaying those who've been through it with them!

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    Great company, forward vision, hard workers

    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Upper Saddle River, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Upper Saddle River, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Stable, international, diverse, supportive and driven management, great benefits, decent salary, respectible company, summers are sort of slower paced

    Cons

    Heavy work load, tough education economy and landscape, higher salary needed for stress level and long hours required,

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    The leader in educational publishing, but doesn't seem to be moving fast enough in today's world

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pearson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty lax on vacation
    Great products, especially compared to competition
    If you seek out good mentors, you can find them
    Industry leader

    Cons

    Too big...decisions take a very long time
    Slow to move from analog to digital, although trying
    No office "perks"
    Low Pay, or perhaps pay division (my direct reports made pennies and I felt horrible about it)
    I was promoted relatively fast, but many in my division went 3-4 years with no promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the sales force
    Increase salaries
    don't make it so hard to get promoted
    Hire more women in mgmt roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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