Pearson Reviews

Updated 16 Sep 2020

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3.3
57%
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47%
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Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
1,382 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management is driven by cost cutting with very limited concern for employee careers(in 138 reviews)

  • "Senior management needs to be overhauled(in 91 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "The people make this company"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great bunch of people. Large multi matrix organisation so plenty of learning & progression opportunities. Good benefits package

    Cons

    Constant internal reorganisation. Average pay.

  2. "Excellent place to work in"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hours. Friendly staff. Good to learn

    Cons

    Nothing really, its been pleasant working here

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  3. "A steady place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tier II Tech Support in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Genuinely accommodating with work/life balance if you're an office worker. • Highly diverse and agreeable working culture - if you're friendly and professional you'll find plenty welcoming co-workers here. • A very large and process-focused organisation, meaning there's a lot of inertia and talent behind big projects. • The work you do helps to improve the day-to-day lives of teachers and students - it can be boring work sometimes, but it benefits real people, and this is recognised at many different levels of management.

    Cons

    • A very large and process-focused organisation, meaning that very few things move quickly unless 'sponsored' by higher management. • Lateral mobility seems difficult - whatever part of the company you start in will likely be your home unless you meet the right people. • It often seems like the company is in search of mid-level vision; lots of big-level ideas and not a lot of people clearly leading to deliver them.

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  4. "Great and Caring company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of elearning in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working and great people.

    Cons

    Company systems sometimes difficult to navigate.

  5. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great people in a truly global organisation

    Cons

    No real cons- good place to work

  6. "Not bad"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great remote working set up

    Cons

    Can take ages for decisions to be made Can just get thrown in deep end and told to swim which isn't always best way to learn

  7. Helpful (2)

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    3.0
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Good company. Friendly and nice people.

    Cons

    Not a very good salary option.

  8. "Best place ever to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, flexible life, passionate people

    Cons

    There aren't any, I love working here

  9. "Work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - CPM Analyst 

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment Great team members

    Cons

    Upward mobility can be an issue

  10. "started."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    started so going fine good

    Cons

    cant really say anything neg

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