Pearson Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
189 Interview Reviews

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    Development Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Melbourne
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Pearson in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Had 'behavioural based' interview type questions - e.g. describe a time when you performed a repetitive task, and made a amistake and how you resolved it.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you had difficulty working with a co-worker and how you resolved the problem.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    they were great about pushing a start date back to a time that was suitable for me - made me feel like they were super keen for me to start and no questions about hiring me!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Editorial Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Pearson in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    You have to know the new president. Unfortunately, the company I interviewed for changed so much it is impossible to compare to today. Only people know to the president or the directors get hired for managerial positions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Scorer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Naperville, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Pearson in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process involved answering a series of questions online. The process was straight forward. You will receive an email with further instructions about the location and duration of the project. You will have to past a series of tests to determine weather you will qualify for a project. Once I was hired, I was ready to work on a project. The projects involve scoring and client information is kept confidential. You will have to sign a contract stating that you will not talk about the projects. No notebooks, recorders, etc. are allowed on the scoring floor.

    Interview Questions
    • An unexpected question involved languages spoken.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Position In Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    Online application lead to a phone interview with hiring manager and the HR manager. Following the phone call I had two in person, panel interviews. Each contained a variety of people who touch the role; the final interview included senior executives.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Short. They inquired about my range and beat my expectations.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Associate Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Pearson in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    First contact after my application was quick. I was contacted by the department manager and discussed setting up an interview.

    I interviewed with both the department manager and the team leader for the position. Questions were straight forward and without any catches or pitfalls. The job was explained well and matched exactly what the job ended up being.

    Within approximately a week and a half I was contacted by the human resource contact and offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you think you can handled around 40 open projects at once?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Pearson Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    HR very helpful. I applied online and in a few days I got a call. Bachelor's degree required.
    HR very helpful. I applied online and in a few days I got a call. Bachelor's degree required.
    HR very helpful. I applied online and in a few days I got a call. Bachelor's degree required.

    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    It was a few rounds. With a HR first and then with the hiring manager and the vertical heals. The HR had little understanding of the job, so their questions did not make sense. The hiring manager really wanted to hire someone fast so he was answering his own questions after he (probably) felt I was the right candidate. The vertical head knew that I came from a similar background (industry experience) so most of the questions were behavioural.

    Negotiation Details
    1st offer I got was less than what i was making
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Statistical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Harlow, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harlow, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pearson in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two stage process; phone screening interview (~50 mins) followed by face to face interview, including a skills test (total ~2.5 hrs). Interviews had standard questions, CV review, giving examples of being in a team, leading a team, disputes, any problems, dealing with deadlines, etc. Technical task involved demonstrating how you would analyse a dataset using Excel only.

    Very comfortable interview process, friendly environment.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Warehouse Assistant Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I met with a recruiter at Purdue University. They scheduled a phone interview, where they ask about your major, experience, and aspirations (standard interview questions). A campus interview followed this with similar questions. I was then asked to attend an on-site interview at their Lebanon warehouse. It was a panel interview with Supervisor from each department. Each Supervisor took turns telling about themselves and their departments and asking about my experiences in my previous jobs and leadership positions. I was then emailed an offer letter from the HR recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you help lead an motivate your employees in an environment, in which they know the warehouse will be closing at the end of the year?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Test Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pearson in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Meeting with manager of test center and asked mostly flexibility questions. They want you to be able to come in on short notice, anytime, just extremely flexible. He said anything else can most likely be taught, a few service questions. Dress professional

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, all TAs get paid the same and there was a line behind me if I wanted more pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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