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

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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!

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ungrateful and Horrific

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    The company vehicle is about the only positive I can spare about this sinking ship and prehistoric no good operation. It's sad I have nothing good to say about this book company.

    Cons

    The management at the HQ in NJ is lost and living in the age of the dinosaurs.
    The Bad: If you have a family the management team in your region will suggest you ignor them, work 18 hour days and Sample every book known to man to every teacher in your territory. The company computer program called Socrates, is buggy and the laptop they give you is nothing short of a piece of garbage out of the 1970's. If you are married they frown upon it.. If you have kids be sure to see them on weekends as Pearson does not see the value in a family.
    All they care about is selling the stupid books and cram that down your throat daily. Who the hell even uses books or will use hard back books with the technology we have today? If you enjoy being a Yes Man then work for this company. If you have two brain cells run from Pearson!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and wake up. Nobody cares about selling books and forcing teachers to upgrade every semester. The cost of your books is just as insane as your policy and ethical behavior. Fire yourseves and save the headache!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2.  

    Overall good job

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    Former Employee - Senior Client Services Consultant in Centennial, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Client Services Consultant in Centennial, CO (US)

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    amazing benefits, growing company, if you are favored you will go far, some departments lack simple business discipline and it is hard to keep your personal life separate from work as management encourages you to be part of the department. Promotions are difficult and so is growth within the company. Most people stay in the same position for years, very few are the lucky ones that have an opportunity to advance and if you are one of the lucky ones you truly can go places.

    Cons

    too much pressure from management to be "part of the team" which can make it really hard to just do the job, managers are very busy and some do not have time for personal attention any more.
    lack of support from HR
    favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    equality!!!

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