https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-05-21-nine-new-lawsuits-target-inclusive-access-textbook-programs-alleging-antitrust-violations I'm struggling with these lawsuits. When I speak to our C-Suite folks individually logic and reason really does hold... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Pearson PLC
What happens when people find out they are getting laid off from their job? I am nervous and wondering what to expect.
We have chosen not to furlough staff and are instead re-deploying people as much as we possibly can around the business to support the areas of greatest need and... — read more
In another money-rich experience-poor move by the new UX and Product leadership, the entire Research team has been removed from Pearson UX. Experience development will now be led by - best guesses. At the same time, the company's Design Language team... — read more
Get ready for TEP part 2. They might call it something different, but it's more of the same. System "efficiencies" that aren't efficient for anyone except the technology and operations team that can cut their own costs in the short term. Meanwhile... — read more
Hope the layoffs are not based on politics and favoritism. Anybody who has been with this company for more than a year knows that layoffs here are ALWAYS based on politics and favoritism. I'm still waiting to see some of the laziest workers who... — read more
Now that they started with the cuts last week, are we looking at continuous layoffs throughout May or will it be more spaced apart?
This company has been a nightmare to work with!!! My daughter can not access her class and has been waiting 11 days for access! Yes...11 days!!! No one in customer service can help, there is no way to speak to a live person and the reps via text and... — read more
"We are, however, announcing today that over the next few months, we will start to move ahead with further plans to simplify the company and make it more efficient." CEO 4/24/20
Just checking this site and saw no updates. What’s it like inside Pearson during the COVID era? Any news?
Test administrators and others at testing centers are being paid through mid-April. Any word on what might happen after that? I'm wondering if they'll furlough most of them. It doesn't seem like these locations will be reopening soon.
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Pearson released revised preliminary results for fiscal 2019. Overall the corporation was down 6% and sales of courseware here in the U.S. were down 12%. This represents loss of marketshare. Profs are either dropping Revel and MyLabs altogether... — read more
https://www.ft.com/content/b77d985e-54a2-11ea-8841-482eed0038b1 "Revenue from its US textbook business fell 12 per cent last year, while print revenue was down 30 per cent and sales from bundles to university students plunged 45 per cent." Ok... — read more
I wasted three years of my life at Pearson...under a manager with ZERO management skills, unrealistic sales goals, and toxic team dynamics. It wore me down physically, mentally, and emotionally and impacted my relationships greatly. I left last... — read more
TB? Someone outside?
How many people work at the company? How about the headquarters at London?
"Guidance for 2020 was gloomier still, with adjusted operating profit expected to fall to £500M-£580M." https://seekingalpha.com/news/3532409-pearson-shares-fall-on-profit-warnings-and-cfo-departure
https://www.pearson.com/news-and-research/announcements/2020/01/pearson-january-trading-update–unaudited-.html "The weaker performance was driven by the following factors: Modest adoption share loss caused by the delivery issues due to the... — read more
I got caught in the one crm vortex of pre-qualification and negotiation and missed it, unfortunately. Got to make sure my data entry is on point. Tracking that business, navigating tah-blow, closing out opportunities after rummaging thru oasis... — read more
There are literally hundreds of openings just in the US, some of them published this month. Can somebody please explain to me why wouldn't they simply put a freeze on hiring instead of bringing on all these people just to have major layoffs a month... — read more
Weren't there some rumors about February?
I've noticed that when Pearson lays off people, they tend to get rid of talented folks with the most experience. Then when it's time to hire a replacement, it turns out they need two people to do the work of that one person. Now tell me, how is... — read more
As soon as a new ceo is found. He's gone. Interesting timing and perhaps a weak attempt for the company to save face in the midst of such drastic changes. Reminds me of Bagdad Bob during the Iraq War trying to convince the world that his country is... — read more
“Your tracking better be accurate & complete. Your sales data....hahahahahahaha. Yeah right.”
Whoever made the choice to move from Google to MS should be next on the chopping block.
This thread is for info about potential Pearson Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
Is Pearson really having PLC this year?
Just had a flashback of Cengage weirdos joking about Pearson layoffs on their page this past May. They called us “obsolete cutie pies” - I was one of those who was cut (and found something much better quickly). I must say hearing about their layoffs... — read more
I recall Pearson Management a few years back stating they didn't expect college kids to purchase used books when the truth was that college kids had been purchasing used books for many years. For goodness sake, if there is one thing kids will do is... — read more
What choice do TB, RB, and others in NA leadership have but to stay at Pearson? Their legacy of destruction is so prominent. No one is their right mind would ever hire them. This is it for those leaders.
That is all. Except to say about f'ing time.
Who here thinks there will be another layoff come June? Everything is such a mess!!
Love how “eliminated” positions are renamed... and filled immediately with younger, less experienced/expensive talent. Zero experience? No problem! Doing the job of three is the norm. Good job, Pearson. The sixth straight year of the same BS reorg... — read more
Same ole, same ole: https://status.pearson.com/#/home Pearson reg is down on the first day of class Some things never change.
I’m 99.9999% convinced that Pearson is lead with such lack of intelligence. It could be a great company/job—but there isn’t a fully functional brain from in the area with Sr Leadership. Let’s release 5 hrs of modules during BTS and rather than... — read more