Compare Pearson vs Oxford University Press BETA

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Pearson

Employee Ratings

  • Pearson scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management and CEO Approval.
  • Oxford University Press scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 4781 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 141 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Pearson employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Oxford University Press employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
4.2
Oxford University Press employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Pearson Ceo Andy Bird
89%
89%Andy Bird
Pearson employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than Oxford University Press employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Oxford University Press Ceo Nigel Portwood
69%
69%Nigel Portwood
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
61%
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Oxford University Press employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
39%
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Oxford University Press employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Pearson employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Pearson has 295 more total submitted salaries than Oxford University Press.
Salaries for similar jobs
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£45,459/yr
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£97,129/yr
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£23,587/yr
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£42,000/yr
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£38,030/yr
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What Employees Say

  • Pearson had 328 more reviews than Oxford University Press that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Pearson.
  • "Oup" was the most mentioned Con at Oxford University Press.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 395 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 356 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 67 reviews)
"Oup"(in 62 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 149 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 97 reviews)
Cons
"Oup"(in 71 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 49 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior IT Manager

I worked at Pearson full-time for more than a year

Pros

Pearson was by far the best company I'd worked for, and were it not for COVID-19 changing life circumstances, I would still be there. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work on hard problems... with smart colleagues all over the world. I don't know if it's just the UK-driven corporate culture and all UK companies are like this, but this experience is something I will treasure for the rest of professional career. Pros: -Pay and benefits were at or above market rate for IT skills in the area -Global footprint, a huge, diverse workforce and an inclusive culture -Focus on talent development and maximizing team capabilities -Collegial, collaborative atmosphere and decent managers and management -Management actively solicits new ideas and is open to engaging, and does not have an authoritarian/top-down approach to 'performance culture' that many US-headquartered companies do

Cons

-Levels of bureaucracy and large organization mean decisions take a while to make -Company will make investments in things without fully thinking through, only to discard later, when more thorough... analysis could have saved time, money, and frustration

Advice to Management

-Leverage the talent you already have, and try to stop the bleeding of redunancies/layoffs -Improve reputation with learners by continuing to adopt 'as a service' models -Consolidate IT... infrastructure and teams running IT from top to bottom -Focus on core platforms that are nimble, with flexible IT teams using cutting-edge tech

Current Employee - Design Manager

I have been working at Oxford University Press full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great people, lovely building, super flexible working

Cons

Not much cons but it would be great to see more diversity.

Job Postings

Pearson has 2,036 more recently posted open jobs than Oxford University Press.