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Very good workplace
General Processing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Rotherham, South Yorkshire25 June 2018
Excellent pay friendly staff and easy work, only thing is, it’s very short contracts.. they offer overtime as and when needed.. only got one half hour break.
Pros
Very good money
Cons
Short contracts
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Good Company to work for
Primary school consultant (Former Employee) –  Kent21 June 2018
Driving around south east area selling digital resources and books to school to teach children.
demonstrate digital services.
lots of support .
working in London traffic.
achieving targets .
Pros
Company car and laptop computer.
Cons
Long hours.
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Productive,fun, educational
Creative Services Manager (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London11 June 2018
VUE is a great place to work. People are friendly and fun as well as professional and hard working. There is a nice balance between work and social. Quite laid back work environment.
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prestige work place
Global Property Info Management Analyst/Admin (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London9 April 2018
it is in a very prestige building. it is located perfectly in Strand. the local teams are fantastic to work for, very friendly and helpful. great canteen as well.
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Learn a lot !!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Pearson Education NJ8 April 2018
Being a temporal administrative assistant have the chance to support many people and work for wonderful people
Love the equipped lunch area, good incentives. that's was long time ago now things changed to the opposite.
Pros
lovely settins
Cons
reestructuration
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Great place to learn to work in a dynamic environment
Financial Manager (Former Employee) –  London4 April 2018
The company is going through a long and large reorganisation that implies constant changes, this bring the opportunity to learn new ways of working and opens opportunities in the short term.
Pros
dynamic environment with opportunity to learn as you go
Cons
difficult to visualize a long term career path
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fun place to work
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland27 March 2018
All staff are good to work with no pressure and a safe place to work. Appreciated by the people who use the services. Nice building and well appointed facilities and the manager is very helpful and mucks in at all times.
Pros
close to home
Cons
none
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not the best to work for
csa (Former Employee) –  Salford, Greater Manchester26 March 2018
it's all about if your face fits at this company to be honest and if it doesn't they find fault with your PDR and keep you on low wages all the time. The management dont have a clue to be honest. to respect for the workforce
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Investors in certain people
account services specialist (Current Employee) –  manchester salford quays13 March 2018
This environment has to be the most salacious and gossip mongering place I have ever had the displeasure if working in. Having worked and managed different call centres of different sizes over 20 years, the culture seems to be a "Mafioso" style where you have to be in, to get anywhere. The training was diabolical , and staff always seem to be off with stress or suspended. The culture is such, that the team leaders are frantically trying to get one over on each other to impress the call centre manager, who clearly promotes this management style.
Unless you are young, trendy and happy with disposable friendships and are ruthless in your career progression, avoid at all costs.
The workload is ridiculously heavy, and you have to fight for any kind of recognition, or opportunity.
Pros
holidays and company benefits
Cons
weird culture. stick type management
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was a cleaner for 5 years
Cleaner (part-time) (Former Employee) –  harlow essex5 March 2018
had a whole floor to clean early mornings
friendly staff
overtime was available
enjoyed it while there
was convienient to where i lived
very helpful
always sorted out problems
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Lack of strategy and direction
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Harlow, Essex19 February 2018
Priorities never clear, lack of long term planning, communication not effective, efforts to improve often frustrated and not implemented. Effort is not always recognised and rewarded because it is often fruitless due to constantly changing objectives. Benefits are good but you have to decide whether the daily frustration makes it worth staying for the benefits
Pros
benefits are good, flexible working usually available
Cons
no clear remit or career progression
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Great people who are passionate
HR Team (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London15 February 2018
The company has had many years of not hitting its growth targets and as a result it has been in continuous reorganization and restructure to save costs. This has an impact on managers and leaders capacity to lead and manage and many employees are over worked.

The company vision, mission and values are strong. Which is a good thing, however the strategy to get there is not totally clear.

The company has wonderful flexibility compared to other industries and homeworking is possible and IT systems make it easy to work with colleagues all over the world.

As with any struggling company, there is not much cash around to splash on innovative programs and many areas are operating in survival mode.
Pros
flexible working, committed employees
Cons
employee wellbeing
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I temped
Software and Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Harlow, Essex5 February 2018
I do not feel i can give fair feedback as i was a temp.
However the staff are all very kind and a very relaxed place to work. hours were 9-5 monday to friday
Pros
temp
Cons
temp
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all round good
General Processing Operative (Former Employee) –  Maltby1 February 2018
this is a really good place to work. great staff and a great team. good ambience and amziing relationships. really enjoyed working here it was a good time.
Pros
good staff
Cons
need longer breaks and lunches
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Innovative dynamic company
Stakeholder Manager (Former Employee) –  Home based/UK wide31 January 2018
Excellent opportunities to make a difference.
Typical day included researching individual sectors education and skills requirements to meet with identified skills gaps and emerging new job role requirements.
Create business development opportunities.
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great place to work
Key Account Customer Advisor/Administrator (Former Employee) –  Harlow, Essex16 January 2018
very flexible Company with personal benefits. Management was all ways there to listen and support. Having a good working team made the job much more rewarding,
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Nice people, nice culture
Internal Audit Manager (Current Employee) –  Strand, London15 January 2018
Pearson is an evolving business but even through the stress the people are decent. The workforce in the majority completely believe in the mission and the mission is a good one.
Pros
End product - actually improving the world through education.
Cons
Restructure causing some uncertainty
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good place to be in
Customer Service Agent (F/T). (Former Employee) –  Warrington24 November 2017
Opportunities are massive since its an multi national . learnt a lot on customer service. great training and also good working conditions. saturdays are good. because half day .
Pros
helpful staff
Cons
shift patterns
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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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