Pearson PLC Layoffs

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Pearson just one part of the College Meltdown

In 2011, it was the Harkin (HELP) Senate Commission. In 2015, the media reported on Corinthian Colleges. In 2016, it was ITT Tech. But now, the College Meltdown has reached community colleges, private colleges, HBCUs, and second-tier public schools... read more

More layoffs?

Been hearing about more layoffs coming to Pearson this month. It's not the most reliable source though, so I'm hoping somebody here can confirm or deny this info.

Office Shrinkage

The rumor is that most development offices are being shrunk to a point of no return. Like , in Denver 4 floors are being shrunk down to 1.5 floors with all new hiring going on in India (Cognizant). Most local resources who have any talent will... read more

Sustainability? What Sustainability?

https://www.pearson.com/corporate/news/media/news-announcements/2018/06/pearson-announces-progress-towards-2020-sustainability-plan.html Loved the irony of this well crafted and edited report on all the amazing things that Pearson is doing around the... read more

Missing in action

What has happened to the executive management team? The company goes through a major systems upgrade that is a complete disaster (and the nightmare continues even almost 4 weeks in), they announce a major NA sales reorg while laying off a significant... read more

2018 Leadership Council

Is Pearson still planning on spending a Million + dollars to send the boys club and spouses to a 5 star resort (with paid excursions) despite laying off hundreds to save costs? It's usually reserved for the boys club executive group and their rep... read more

TEP /New Systems

What a complete and utter disaster. We have customers who ordered materials in April who still haven't received shipments. It numbers in the thousands! How about laying off the clowns in charge of that circus and hiring someone who knows what the... read more

Lack of direction

True leaders create a vision all or most stakeholders rally around. The current leadership at Pearson has done little to calm the fears of those who have been the face of the company to customers. Without internal support of a vision, the desired... read more

Layoffs info

I realise the vast majority discussion is about the sales team here but technology and product have been hit hard in various areas - crippling or effectively eliminating the teams Any chance we can get some more info on this, @TCYAI4M-2ykf? Or... read more
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Funny how

all the posts about C.A. and B.S. keep disappearing .............

Boston

Boston has been a sh---show of toxic culture for over a decade. - -Absentee management at best. I've seen or heard: - -People leaving meetings in tears - -Management discriminating against non-whites & documented in email - -Homophobia and g-- slurs... read more

Boston/Columbus Inside Hybrid sales models

Do you think that is going to be the future for the sales teams at Pearson? Know both offices have their issues but anyone heard any rumors of going to a predominately inside sales model?

Any layoffs this week?

Are we looking at more layoffs at Pearson this week? I think I read somewhere that it is expected layoffs will continue all throughout June, but frankly, after last week and the numbers of people who were shown the door I'm kind of hopeful that was... read more

Why no hiring freeze?

My question is why was US HEd not on a hiring freeze the last 12 months? People that were hired last fall, moved their families to their territories out of state, were laid off yesterday. JF announced there would be another round of 3000+ layoffs... read more

Pearson MyLabs

MyLabs for social sciences was a poor investment. The lack of updates for MyLabs products is pathetic. Pearson is a legacy company and has no idea how to function in the 21st century where everything is mobile first. Revel is the only product that... read more

LTS

Why do we still have LTS’s? That role is a shadow of what it used to be. We all know our tech platforms now. And LTS hasn’t helped me sell a thing since 2012, but they sure are getting paid on everything I win in my terriotory .

Culture

The very sad part is that everyone knows that bullying/intimidation is going on and not doing a darn thing about it. It's acceptable and unlike the playground bully, one cannot go up to them and throw a nice uppercut at them to make them go away... read more

Pearson hiring freeze

My question is why was US HEd not on a hiring freeze the last 12 months? People that were hired last fall, moved their families to their territories out of state, were laid off yesterday. JF announced there would be another round of 3000+ layoffs... read more
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True Pearson fashion....

Well in true Pearson fashion, they have managed to screw up this re-org maybe more than the other 5 reorgs the past 5 years. I am now a Generalist, but we have M&S "specialist" and P&C "specialist?? ummmmm WHAT??? And they only have 3-4 schools? Not... read more

Is this true or a rumor, Pearson layoff today?

Does anyone have factual info that there will be layoffs today or is this speculation? i'm currently employed (newly hired, in the last year). Why would they hire me as a hardside sales rep, if they planned on laying off so many employees? I have a... read more

Date?

Am I missing something or is there still no date (not even speculation) on when these layoffs will hit Pearson?

No layoffs in my group, BUT...

I am a Senior Clinical Assessment Developer in San Antonio and I am not aware of any layoffs. But, wanted to share my two cents on a different topic: comp. The comp is off, across the board – if you are adding value, you will likely not be... read more

"A Tipping Point for OPM?" (Inside Higher Education)

"With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give." https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2018/06/04/shakeout-coming-online-program-management-companies
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Are you shocked?

I don't see how anyone in their right mind would be shocked by this. That salesforce should have been eliminated years ago (following MG and Cengages lead) There is no sales position on this earth that you can have a NEGATIVE sales goal for YEARS... read more

field rep in HSSL Mandatory meeting

Mandatory meeting ? I was told it will happen between Tuesday and Wednesday. Mostly field rep in HSSL . I believe that division will be merged but no one knows who they are firing or keeping... SAD

Any NSM news?

Sounds like the company is prepping for another massive layoff period. I no longer work at Pearson but love hearing the details and ongoings of a company I spent a few years at.

Online kindergarten?

"Pearson today is announcing the approval of three new online public charter schools that will leverage its Connections Academy offering. Florida Connections Academy (FCA), Lighthouse Connections Academy (LCA) in Michigan, and Great River Connections... read more

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