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Productive and fun workplace
They say organisations attract similar kind of peoples. I spend 10years working with amazing people who cared about others and wanted to do their best. If it wasn't for neverending restuctures and quite low salary i comparison to other industries I would've never left. To work there for longer than 10 years was quite common.
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Excellent working culture
Worked for the CFO of the board.
Learned how to juggle many tasks

Always varied days

Excellent workplace culture

Good work rewarded

Last minute requests often happened so had to immediately adapt

Enjoyed travelling abroad when I arranged conferences
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Good place to work
I was an IT contractor for 6 months and so much enjoyed working at pearson. My manager was great, although one colleague was not the most approachable.

Overall, friendly atmosphere. Good company!
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Free drink (one of best coffee ever!)
Cons
Remote working not allowed
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Avoid applying to this company
Save the headache and apply somewhere else. The management in this company is useless and the whole company itself is a bit of a joke. Minimal progression and even fewer if you are BAME. The most enjoyable part of the job was the group of colleagues.
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Relaxed but Focussed
Pearson is a great company to work for if you want to work in a global environment. People are focussed and hard working. They are creating and have an eye on the future.
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Is a nice place to work
When I came in uk in 1998 it was the first company to give me a chance because I didn't speak English very well .All my colleagues take me in and help me a lot
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Depending on the branch you work at determines stress level of the job
Belfast is very busy, fast paced. A lot to remember and understand. Dynamic job with new challenges daily.
Portadown branch is much smaller so less stress. Calmer environment. More relaxed and public more friendly.
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Join Pearson vue if you need flexible hours that are not guaranteed
Poor salary and only a minimum 30 hours a month contract. Managers untrained and incompetent. Benefits are good particularly healthcare.

HR unsupportive verging on aggressive.
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Really enjoyed working there
Great company to work for. Very supportive management, plenty of opportunities. Great people with a relaxed atmosphere. Would highly recommend to future employees.
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Good
Good place to work. People are great and so is the job. Easy work and great training provided by the company. Good shifts and always help you where needed
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Productive and fun work place
Enjoyed working at Pearson Education for over 12 years.
Receiving payments from all around the world for royalties and paying authors.

Learning new systems and working on own initiative and part of a team.

Dealing direct with author queries.

Ensuring rights contracts were uploaded on to the database correctly.

Proving month end reporting, reconciliations and journals.
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Pearson: The World's Cheating Company
Hard to believe a worldwide company as rotten Pearson still exists. Pearson cheats its Test Centre Administrators out of fair treatment: paying them absolute peanuts, demanding total flexibility (your other jobs and commitments will have to be sacrificed), denying them adequate rest breaks, having them perform duties without recompense whenever possible, and exposing them to bullying and humiliation from Test Centre Managers. Test Centre Managers themselves crave to please their own superiors, in the dictatorial, fear-ridden, vertical-management hierarchy - like something from the darkness of history - where complaints are crushed, suggested good ideas are ignored (despite the pool of knowledge the dogsbody-footsoldiers know), and profit über alles is the principle. So it is that all staff must 'look the other way' over candidates being cheated - cheated out of a good testing experience, due to Pearson's 'open secret' policy for Test Centres of scheduling more candidates for tests of a day than available slots permit. So it is that Test Centre Administrators will be complicit in candidates' misery: stewing in anxiety as they wait and wait and wait to be tested, then failing their tests due to the Pearson-profit motivated scheduling. If you've no scruples, can take bullying and humiliation from your manager, and don't care about how little you earn or about doing extra tasks for free - then Pearson - 'The Worlds Learning Company That Doesn't Learn' - may suit. Else reflect on why Test Centre Administrator jobs are always being advertised (and for the same appalling hourly rate, - more...
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Flexible and supportive
You can fit it around current work and life which makes it really good. Good rates of pay and plenty of opportunities to advance. They offer plenty of training and support
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First impression relaxed work environment and open to flexible working
too early to say but so far enjoyable work place, great people, easy to connect, management earlier to provide learning opportunities - after a tough financial year and ongoing transformation e.g. offshoring there may be challenges with resources within HR
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3.0
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Fast paced with continual change
Pearson is constantly evolving with restructures a part of the norm. There is a good opportunity to learn new skills and and move into new roles internally, but you really need to network to get yourself known and progress.
Pros
Good pension and relaxed working
Cons
Constant restructures
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Near minimum-wage work demanding exacting & diverse professionalism for a staff-indifferent business doomed to fail from mis-prioritisation & meanness
Pearson will be the most penurious corporation you'll ever have the desperation to work for. At every opportunity Pearson Management will seek to avoid justly remunerating you. To achieve this they'll engage in underhand conduct that has to be witnessed to be believed. They'll do this no matter how small the amount that by rights you should receive. The same essential dishonesty can be seen in Pearson's operations for its corporate clients - who like oneself at first, presumably, won't have entertained that a 21st century multi-national company behaves like a greed-driven, unscrupulous back-street trader. While trading like this Pearson cynically extols its self-ascribed virtues and trys to associate itself with certain 'desirable-to-support' causes/groups (e.g. the LGBTQ community). Pearson thereby presents a richly false public image, and quite probably deludes itself. For so large a company to be so contorted there cannot be prosperity ahead for it. Focus - extreme focus - on withholding from staff every penny possible, focus on rigidly controlling the smallest actions of staff, focus on image rather than decency ('decency', so ironically, being one of Pearson's self-promoted 'values'), can only spell eventual decline and death; as can neglect of creating any 'goodwill' at all in staff (e.g. 'Thank You' is something you will never hear from Pearson Management) and neglect of creating solid products (nebulous digital products are Pearson's main offering, and are ripe for usurpation by competitors and rapid obsolescence). Not surprising, then, is that Pearson's share-prices - more...
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Prefer not to answer
Responding to and reviewing client RFP's and tenders. Working with internal teams to develop cost models and estimating. Drafting and reviewing draft contracts.
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Relaxed with plenty of scope for learning
A really good company with a tight knit team structure, keen to change and improve all aspects of technology. Flexible working along with excellent benefits make it a really great workplace.
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Great work environment
I looked forward to going to work, learned how to motivate people and helping them hit daily targets.
management explained and trained me well before I started training others.

The hardest part was teaching the work system to a group all at once.

Once the group learned the systems work became easy and slow pasted
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Nice company with some culture issues
Nice company, onsite management needs some work and there is a slight cultural issue.

Multinational company with world view of culture, this however is not necessarily exemplified by localised management.
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Agency
Working within an agency you can.t be sure of your income, as shifts can appear not on regular basis. It is difficult to plan your schedule because the can cancel the shifts.
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