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Good place to work
Admin and invigillator (Current Employee) –  SOUTHGATE N149 November 2017
A flexible workplace with a great bunch of people. Although it can be rather tedious doing the same job everyday. The company has recently made alot of changes and taken away many perks but for a local job it is a good place to work. I have also worked at other branches and covered many staff in the time I have worked here. Travelling to holborn Southwark and basildon to name but a few.
Pros
Very flexible and good hours
Cons
Do not pay overtime
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Principal Threat Manager (Current Employee) –  London2 November 2017
Pearson offers an excellent opportunity for anyone who is comfortable working with a remote team. They offer plenty of training opportunities.

Pearson is an organisation in a mess. The IT management is poor and technical leadership do not have the will to change.

Working for Pearson will be fun but, fundamentally, frustrating.
Pros
Flexible remote working
Cons
Poor management and awful technology management
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Enjoyable working environment
Digital Project Manager (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London1 November 2017
It is a great company to work for regarding life and work balance. However, the work processes are way too bureaucratic, which tend to demotivate you in the long run.
Pros
Location and work culture
Cons
Bonus and low salaries
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Pay decent for type, shiftwork and NO prospects, you decide
General Data Processing (Former Employee) –  Hellaby16 October 2017
Short term contract
Skills / experience not matched to job role at all
Shifts - early,days, nights
£8.50 per hour
No prospects whatsoever
OK to fill a gap but nowt else
Pros
8.50 per hour
Cons
shifts, massively boring shiftwork
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Temporary Job Only
General Processing Operative (Former Employee) –  Rotherham16 October 2017
Good for a temporary job. You get free drinks in the lounge. They have a NEST pension scheme avaailable. flexible shift options and fair hours of work, usually 37.5 hours; overtime also available.
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Excellent workplace
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Harlow4 October 2017
I loved my time at Pearson and had many opportunities for promotion. The people in the office were friendly and the atmosphere in the office was always a happy one.

I would have loved to stay but was made redundant.
Pros
The Lovely People
Cons
None
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Portfolio Strategy & Planning Analyst (Former Employee) –  London2 October 2017
N/A Didn't really get a chance to fully absorb the culture of the company as I was there for a short period of time.

Initial Reactions seemed to be ok
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Brilliant job!
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Harlow, Essex28 September 2017
Loved my time at Pearson Education.

Lovely hours 8-4, Monday to Friday.

Interesting job role, pleasant staff, including the manangement. Always supported.

Car parking facilities.

Amazing restaurant!
Pros
Salary & work, life balance
Cons
Living too far away to commute
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Fun and creative place to work
Sales (Former Employee) –  Uk30 August 2017
I have had a great experience at Pearson
Well paid, fun, family atmosphere
Company cars are great
Company training is great
Very rewarding
I would love to stay for longer
Pros
Well paid, fun, family atmosphere
Cons
None
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Great work ethic, great place to work.
Scanner Operator. (Former Employee) –  Rotherham, South Yorkshire18 August 2017
A good days work. The scanners are easy to operate. Supervisors
and personal assistants are always available to sort out problems.
Busy and friendly workplace. Hardest part of the job standing for
long periods. Good work mates good staff.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Eight hours on your feet.
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Strong brand, good benefits
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  London12 August 2017
Great benefits such as the company share save scheme where shared can be purchased at 20% below the market rate. Currently going through a lot of change and struggling to embed digital
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Great place to work
HR Manager (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London7 August 2017
I current work at Pearson and love both the environment, culture and the core values of the organisation. The salary is reasonable, with amazing benefits and my team members are just great!
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productive and fun workplace
Curriculum Support Advisor- Business Development (Former Employee) –  Coventry6 August 2017
I worked at Pearson for seven years, I worked as Customer Support advisor supporting manager with Sales and providing the correct resources.

the work environment was fantastic and a very supportive place.
Pros
good salary
Cons
lack of progression
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Great place to work
Talent Acquisition Specialist (Current Employee) –  United Kingdom28 July 2017
I am a current employee in the UK and love coming into work. There is a great environment within all the offices I have worked, with people clearly having a passion within their roles.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
a large organisation so sometimes easy to not hear about everything great thats going on
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too much instability and unaccountable managers
Director (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London19 June 2017
interesting volume of change resulting in insecurity, demotivated staff and uncertain futures. Slow in moving to a digital capability and limited depth of strategy and delivery capability
Pros
flexibility
Cons
change volume
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Good earner
BTEC Standards Inspector (Former Employee) –  London12 June 2017
Good side earner, but needs to pay a bit more. Mileage allow isnt great, they also need to pay more for training days. Using an entire day and you get paid just fuel.
Pros
Easy job
Cons
Training days
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Used to be a great place but not so any more.
VP Digital Distribution Strategy (Former Employee) –  Harlow, Essex11 June 2017
The company has been and still is a market leader in its field. It is however floundering due to digital disruption and a clueless leadership. The company has been downsizing rapidly over the last couple of years and that seems to be the sole purpose of the executive team. A change in management would be logical and good for the company.
Pros
Highly respected globally and market leading educational publishing company.
Cons
Inept senior management team since change of leadership in 2013.
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Interesting Workplace
Test Centre Administrator (Former Employee) –  Kirkwall, Orkney1 June 2017
Meeting new people and checking documents, Moderating the users whilst taking the hazard perception tests. Handing out printout results to notify pass or fail of the test.
Pros
Nice work environment
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not bad, not good
Salesforce Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Oxford1 June 2017
its ok working for pearson, providing you don't mind answering to people who clearly have no idea what they are doing. Senior management is generally a joke.
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Amazing
Payroll and Pension Co-ordinator (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Holborn22 May 2017
Amazing payroll team, full of life and very understanding. They treat you like a family and help you to grow and learn. Your always busy but it helps the day go quicker. The manager is amazing (in payroll) and there is alway a one on one review to express any concerns which I fell is really good. There is a team breakfast every Friday morning and you could work from home exceptional circumstances. Free ice cream/ice lollies in summer. Overall would recommend!
Pros
Start and finish time is flexible
Cons
Very fast past
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