A relax place to work with some amazing people. Cross training into other departments allows for a diverse skill and knowledge.
Return Clerk (Current Employee), Newmarket, ON – August 13, 2013
Pros: great health benefits, pension, vacation.
I work on the day shift, 6:30am-3:00pm. My main job is a returns clerk. Customers return boxes of books, that is process through logpro for good stock or garbage. Through training and knowledge I could be assisting other departments such as receiving, packaging, picking, quality control, or helping on the raymond reach.
Finanical Business Manager (Current Employee), Cranbury, New Jersey 08535 – May 1, 2013
Pros: allowed to work independently
Cons: instability of college textbook market as more and more e-books are becoming popular
The finance manager position that I hold is responsible for preparing budgets, forecasts and variance analysis; analyzing the P&L and the balance sheet; reviewing payroll; AP; reviewing current expenses and creating bidding opportunites for vendors for items such as vending, cartons, warehouse supplies, etc. The less accountant- more fun part of my – more... position is that I am responsible for organizing take your child to work day, employee appreication lunches and Earth Day events. – less
Editing/ QC/ Archiving (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – April 29, 2013
Pros: cafeteria on property, great training, fun staff
Cons: temp position
Review, edit, and scan test documents for 17 states. I learned how state wide test documents are made, data entry skills, and how to properly grade documents. Management was great, always kept us motivated and offered plenty of compliments. I enjoyed my co-workers tremendously. The hardest part of the job was the hours, 6 am to 6 pm most enjoyable part – more... of the job was the staff. – less
Reciever (Current Employee), Lebanon, IN – April 21, 2013
Pros: good hours, long breaks, great management
Cons: lowest pay rate in the area
Pearson is an excellent place to start out, if you need experience with powered equipment or warehousing. The management team is easy going and fun to work with, and the small crews all get along well. The hardest part of the job is unloading certain shipments, which are known to be difficult, but management rotates the assignment so that one person – more... isn't doing it every time. The most enjoyable part of the job is the management team and crew, who are friendly and forthcoming with training and answers to questions, very patient with new comers and quick to lend a hand. – less
Decent Place to Work, Not Much Opportunity for Upward Movement
Marketing Assistant, Business Publishing (Current Employee), Upper Saddle River, NJ – April 8, 2013
I work in a department full of lively and personality-driven people. Specifically meaning that right off the bat you can tell that they're successful because they bring a positive social force with them and apply it to whatever they do. I get rewarded and recognized for good work and so I like coming here every day. Though the work environment is far – more... better than other places I have been, Publishing itself is going through some major changes, and major setbacks are coming for those who have built their careers in it, so I'll take the good with the bad. – less
Team Lead, Program and Project Management (Current Employee), San Francisco, CA – March 29, 2013
I've learned an enormous amount during my time at Pearson, from my very talented colleagues and as a result of working on high-profile, high stakes, market-leading educational materials. I have enjoyed being part of a world class team.
Senior Training Coordinator (Current Employee), Upper Saddle River, NJ – March 21, 2013
Pros: ability to work from home.
Cons: my department is being dissolved and i need to find another position.
Everyday at Pearson brings something new especially being in training. I am fortunate to be able to identify gaps in our training that is offered to our employees and then find authors and subject matter experts who can deliver training via a delivery method we term as a telecourse. There are many moving parts in doing this from conception to the delivery – more... of the training to the employee. I work with no supervision to get the job done and it always does. It is sometimes difficult to find that just "right" person to deliver our training or when you do, actually be able to get through when you want the author of a book to do your training! It is always at the end of the day that I feel proud that I know it was me who gave Pearson employees training that was both enjoyable and educational. – less
Most people happy there, maybe I just had an exceptionally bad boss
Would rather not say (Former Employee), Lebanon, IN – March 12, 2013
Pros: pay, benefits, work hours, working environment
Cons: absolutely the worst boss i ever had
Most of the people at Pearson have been there a lot of years. I figure that's a good sign. Personally, my boss was of the "kiss up, bite down" persuasion. It bothered me that higher ups let her get away with her abusive behavior. Aside from her, I enjoyed the environment.