Pearson

  www.pearson.com
  www.pearson.com
There are newer employer reviews for Pearson

1 person found this helpful  

Paper Testing is on its way out

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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!

Recommends
Approves of CEO

859 Other Employee Reviews for Pearson (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Very positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Hey guess what school districts! Pearson scorers don't even read your kids' papers a lot of the time!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scorer in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Scorer in Mesa, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Pay for performance. An opportunity to make a lot of money by gaming the system and figuring out how to keep your numbers up while merely glancing at responses before scoring. This allows you to score more than 100 two page papers an hour, equaling a lot of money.

    Cons

    The pay scheme cannot be good for the integrity of the scores being given to these kids. Most people have figured out how to know when you are answering a validity response, and how to score based on length. The interreliability numbers don't work either, since most other scorers are doing the same thing. I cant even fathom how many papers were returned to students with scores given by someone who didn't even read their paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to let your customers find out that you are scoring their papers without reading them most of the time!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Pearson

Work at Pearson? Share Your Experiences

Pearson

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.