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Pearson Reviews

Updated 11 Nov 2019

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3.2
54%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
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Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
1,263 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management did not act in accordance to the core values they espoused(in 133 reviews)

  • "Senior management puts it on ground level employees to influence culture and middle management are not bought in to company values(in 88 reviews)

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  1. "CX Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing environment, great culture, work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing so far, it has been an amazing 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    keep up with the good work

    Pearson2019-10-25
  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues who help each other out whenever needed and management who are flexible, considerate and want to support you both in your development at work but also make adjustments if your personal life means you may need to work slightly different hours.

    Cons

    It is a big company so management can also feel 'far away'

    Pearson2019-11-11
  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Director of Talent in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great working culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of clarity around accountability

    Pearson2019-11-10
  4. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Business Coordinator Apprentice 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great people to work with - Very flexible working, able to choose hours and work from home frequently - Given lots resources such as a work phone and laptop, also have an internal support service for queries. - Nice offices to work at

    Cons

    - Can be quite formal - Could have better annual leave (start on 25 days a year)

    Pearson2019-11-05
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Subject Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + The people are very friendly and make you feel welcome + Positive working environment + Given the opportunity to learn and develop new skills + Allowed to manage your own qualification and make decisions + Opportunities to progress into management roles

    Cons

    - Company restructure means some departments have been moved to Harlow or abroad - Lack of reward and recognition process

    Advice to Management

    Recognise and reward employees for their hard work. Offer more opportunities to celebrate wins. Give constructive feedback and build a culture that allows people to learn from their mistakes so they can grow.

    Pearson2019-11-06
  6. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good flexible working opportunities, nice company culture

    Cons

    Constant change, low HR morale when there. No good talent programme for early and mid-career employees

    Pearson2019-10-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people, colleagues are great

    Cons

    Top management not as transparent, transpires into undervalued talented employees

    Pearson2019-10-29
  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Data Input in Hellaby, England

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

    Pros

    Good environment lovely people interesting work

    Cons

    Lack of parking space initially then gained access too free parking

    Advice to Management

    Very good

    Pearson2019-10-08
  9. "Great company values"

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    Former Employee - Market Research Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about education.

    Cons

    Frequent restructures in recent years

    Pearson2019-10-07
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, but workload too much"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay/bonus. Some promotion opportunities. Pension and other benifits are above market average.

    Cons

    Workload is extremely excessive. So much change is happening so quickly that very little works. Management are instigating staff cuts and expecting remaining staff to cover when they are already at 150% capacity.

    Advice to Management

    A reality check is needed on how work is taken into Pearson and how resourcing is managed. Workloads need monitored and staff retention made a priority. Those with substantial business knowledge and the best talent are being pushed out by the current unworkable conditions.

    Pearson2019-10-08
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