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Pearson Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2019

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3.2
54%
Recommend to a Friend
44%
Approve of CEO
Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
1,269 Ratings
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Cons
  • "Upper Management did not act in accordance to the core values they espoused(in 133 reviews)

  • "Senior management puts it on ground level employees to influence culture and middle management are not bought in to company values(in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Marking Professional"

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    Former Employee - Marking Professional in Melbourne
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent environment Convenient onboarding Good salary Stress Free enviornment

    Cons

    No such cons. A good atmosphere.

    Pearson2018-11-21
  2. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Learning Technologies Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, generally good culture and flexibility, extra leave days and volunteer days.

    Cons

    Some managers are very conservative and stuck in their ways. Talent is not recognised as much as it should be. Some divisions and teams lack a strategic approach.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and grow talent. Take more risks. Lack of job opportunities internally. Salaries are quite low.

    Pearson2019-10-17
  3. "Pearson review"

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    Current Employee - Head of Sales 

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Flexible company to work for and in a socially good industry

    Cons

    Salaries need to rise in line with competitors

    Pearson2019-10-17
  4. "Overall quite positive experience with a few areas of improvement"

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    Current Employee - Student Support Advisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility & Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities for career progression and development

    Pearson2019-07-10
  5. "Great company to learn"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great for learning. good culture

    Cons

    Little slow in technical advancements

    Pearson2019-07-10
  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Test Centre Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The nature of the work

    Cons

    Remuneration is very poor for staff at the exam sites

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

    Pearson2019-07-19
  7. "Australian business very strong"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on staff wellbeing and diversity & inclusion. Ability to positively impact education. Great people in all departments that makes collaboration and cross-team work possible.

    Cons

    Global Pearson going through period of significant change that can feel disruptive and a challenging.

    Pearson2019-05-13
  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Compensation not great at all.

    Pearson2019-04-14
  9. "Content developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    Great organisational culture with office perks. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons at the moment.

    Pearson2019-03-28
  10. "senior systems engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time

    Pros

    great place to learn new technologies Great package

    Cons

    No big concerns to improve. Providing equal onsite oppotunities may help to make employeed more enthusiastic about the job. No frequent salary reviews are not avaliable.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    Pearson2018-10-09
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