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Paper Testing is on its way out

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at Pearson

Pros

* Great CEO!
* Good pay
* Good work/life balance

Cons

Paper Testing is on its way out, so if you join to support the legacy paper testing process, you'll eventually find yourself looking again. Things were good prior to the Harcourt acquisition, but now incompetence is abound. Pearson absorbed their "talent" pool. They brought their baggage in a big way.
* The other plant in Iowa dictates everything
* Incompetence is abound as they don't fire anyone

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ditch the incompetent managers!

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    Very positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Pearson is a company with a strong commitment to its mission of "helping people get on with their lives through education." Its commitment to living its values (brave, imaginative, decent) and to social responsibility, diversity and people makes it a company with a conscience. Nice to see in this day-and-age. Pearson's successful global brands (Financial Times, Penguin, Pearson Education) provide multiple opportunities for career development, whether in a single division or across Pearson companies and the countries in which it operates. While not perfect, it is company whose sr. leadership is committed to continuous improvement, and market place success. Dame Marjorie Scardino is a visionary and inspirational head.

    Cons

    There are a lot of smart, driven and clever people who work at Pearson. That's a big draw for most who work there, but prospective employees should be aware that they will be challenged in their jobs and will need to work hard and be open to constantly learning new things.

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    Pay attention to the feedback posted on social media sites like Glassdoor.

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    good experience if you are interested in sales

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    great coworkers! close relationships with other assistants, lots of people who care about learning

    Cons

    no training, no advancement unless you go into sales, more work than can be done in 35 hours/week, more administrative work than editorial, little creativity, vague responsibilities, understaffed, low morale

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    It would be nice if there was a more collaborative effort across Higher Ed groups. You have a bunch of assistants here that just graduated from college--use them for feedback!

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