Pearson Reviews

Updated 30 Jul 2020

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3.2
57%
Recommend to a Friend
46%
Approve of CEO
Pearson CEO John Fallon
John Fallon
1,361 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Upper Management is driven by cost cutting with very limited concern for employee careers(in 137 reviews)

  • "Senior management needs to be overhauled(in 91 reviews)

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  1. "Marking Professional"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  2. "Good, flexible"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Administrator in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, friendly staff, flexible hours

    Cons

    Difficult management, lack of effective communiation


  3. "Awful bullying culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are very few pros

    Cons

    Promise bonuses and don’t pay them even if you and company make target

  4. "Good working experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pearson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work place. Diverse culture.

    Cons

    Average salary. No prior feedback and direct action.

  5. "Excellent mission and culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Finance in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Supporting education around the world makes it a worthy company to be a part of.

    Cons

    Some markets are facing challenging times and it does create disruption

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  6. "Reasonable Employer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Manager in Nunawading
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours Good working ethics Good location for south-east

    Cons

    Salary below the national average

  7. "Pros and Cons"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  8. "Pearson review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  9. "Overall quite positive experience with a few areas of improvement"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  10. "Great company to learn"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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