Pearson Reviews

Updated 7 May 2021

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  1. Featured Review

    "A company committed to DEI&A"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As the company has recently gone restructuring and a change in strategy, diversity and inclusion is top of mind and has already been implemented in the hiring process. Pearson walks its talk. Also, management is amazing!

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time.

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  2. COVID-19

    "Excellent company to work for particularly in the current pandemic. Focused on employee welfare and business goals."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Harlow, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Definitely a great place to work. Fabulous colleagues, fun, hard working, motivated, dedicated to their jobs. Excellent managers, virtually always understanding, approachable and fair. Very good work life blend. Excellent at combining remote working with great office environments. Technology support is superb. Brilliant benefits.

    Cons

    Can feel like a small fish in a huge pond. Progression and promotion can be hard to achieve. Hours of work can be long and with online working this may not be recognised. Collaboration and communication can be too heavily reliant on face to face interaction in the office. This will change and evolve naturally to become successful online collaboration due to the pandemic.

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    Pearson Response

    January 21, 2021

    Hello. Thank you for your feedback and advice. Supporting our colleagues as we navigate remote working due to the pandemic is a priority, so we appreciate you taking the time to help us understand where we can improve our employee experience in regards to communication and their work/life balance.


  3. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional and organised company with generous policies and a good commitment to wellbeing. Overtime never requested in my role and good salary.

    Cons

    Very corporate, which works very well for some but can sometimes leave you feeling like a small fish in a very big pond. Sometimes not very in touch with customers and there are some old fashioned ways of doing things.

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  4. "Varied but overall I enjoy it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Department in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trying to deliver services that support learners means there is a nice company culture. Generous pension and maternity.

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic, the systems can be slow and disconnected.

  5. "A dynamic, flexible and exciting place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Publishing Assistant in Melbourn, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture - flexible, supportive of career progression, friendly, no micro-managers Innovation - open to change and new ideas

    Cons

    Complexities in workplace structure, difficult to get things done and effect real change Low salary

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  6. "Fantastic culture, fulfilling purposeful workload, inspiring leaders"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Success Coach in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leaders who listen and want your involvement, plenty of opportunity to evolve & create, great development, focused and mindful of DE&I and wellbeing

    Cons

    Not so much a con, but something to be conscious of: there's a lot to do to shape our quick growth so one needs to ensure workload remains realistic and prioritise accordingly

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  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Director 

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and fair company, with good prospects.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, can be slow in making decisions.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Exciting time to join"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Currently moving to a D2C model meaning lots of opportunity to get involved in interesting projects. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Reliance on outsourced consultancy for resourcing is preventing the growth and next generation of Pearson employees from getting the opportunity to learn. We have lost talent through having to hand hold inexperienced and under qualified consultants.

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  9. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Head in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    global, opportunities to develop, interesting and important industry

    Cons

    heavy workload, some silos, difficult to get some things done because it was so large and not very agile.

  10. "Overall nice place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England, England

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and nice environment

    Cons

    A little slow moving, not innovative, not much room for development/movement

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