Topics regarding layoffs at Pearson PLC

Topics regarding layoffs at Pearson PLC

2022 Layoffs

So we know that approximately 200 of POLS NA employees will be cut. Yet there are more executives being added and they are talking about raises for employees this year. Management has conflicting timeliness and it is discouraging. Being told back... —  read more 


Thoughts anyone? Company savior or flash in the pan? How does it compare to Cengage's product? Topical because successful products reduce layoffs. Sometimes.

Out of control?

Every week another one of my colleagues resigns. This looks like it will very soon become a completely different company, with completely different people. I think that up to a certain point it worked to management's advantage that people are... —  read more 

True Head of HR ??

Curious as to the real reason APV left. Seemed she was laid off from reading between the lines but why? It is because of the doctor coming on board? Is she the real HR head now?

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Prospect Employee

Hi, I am being recruited to work at Pearson. I have been very impressed with the process and Pearson as a whole which seems like a very inclusive and forward looking organization. I then came across this board and am now having second thoughts if I... —  read more 

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Why aren’t there any women in real leadership positions at POLS? When I say leadership, I mean business drivers, not HR or Student Services. And what happened to the focus on diversity?


I’ve been thinking of changing industries but to be honest I’m not sure if it’s a good idea. I’m mid-career and the thought of starting over terrifies me. Have any former or current employees made the switch and if so were you happy with the move?... —  read more 

Be ready Aug 16th

Just finished a meeting with those in the know and it’s sad to say but Pearson as we know it will be experiencing a major shape up in the coming weeks. For those that want out, hang on for the severance and for those who are stressed out and worried... —  read more 

How to deal with it?

Has anyone had to deal with stress/anxiety due to work related issues? Short of seeing a doctor and getting prescribed medication how have you dealt with it? I’ve tried yoga, meditation, nature walks, therapy and other methods but it’s not helping. —  read more 

LOL at this chair policy

Pearson didn't have to do anything, and it probably would have been better if they didn't. With the new WFH policy NA workers can get a subsidized chair for their home office. Of course, this is all through some corporate partnership. Employees... —  read more 

A slow painful death

As bad as it’s been at POLS for the past few years, it’s 10x worse now. Everyone I know is looking or leaving, except at the senior levels where they keep hiring more people that don’t know this business. Meetings upon meetings upon meetings... —  read more 

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Everybody is leaving

I've noticed that walking out is no longer limited to older employees who've been here a while. People who have joined in the last year or two are also quitting in growing numbers. I guess we're at a point where we have become a company that people... —  read more 

HR is a joke

Is there anyone who is happy with HR? Have they ever helped you? Or perhaps the better question is: how many problems do you have with HR considering that it is already clear to almost everyone that they are not here because of us? I worked in... —  read more 

Different company

Lately, Pearson seems like a completely different company than it was ten or even five years ago. People are always in a bad move, all I receive is negative feedback. Nobody seems to care about their jobs anymore. I see full teams of people who are... —  read more 

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