Just giving everyone the heads up here - There are going to be major changes to the bonus structure for the next fiscal year. So, buckle up...
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https://alumni.pearson.com/ I would LOVE to know the method behind this move of Pearson’s. They anticipate 5000 people to join the site within the first 12 months. Don’t know what the set-up of the site will be but I don’t know too many people that... read more
So now we don't get goals and everyone gets paid no matter what. Plus, bonuses are capped now. So now many of us will earn less. What is going on?
Any other reps get a letter regarding a possible class action lawsuit for unpaid wages? I’m gone now but got a letter a couple of weeks ago. Hoping reps will speak up.
Just like many other departments, restructuring came and went. They outsourced Technical Support Reps and Customer Service Reps for Clinical and Higher Ed. They then kept a handful to clean up the messes that the new offshore reps made. Slowly they... read more
Thank you to the former employees who post about life after Pearson. I’m working on my exit plan and it’s scary but I’ve just had it! Every year it’s the same sh**%! I remember KC at the NSM talking about how BTS should be a non event! Ah ha! Good... read more
I left Pearson years ago and, looking back, the only thing I regret is the amount of time I stayed. The culture is fine for a new-graduate that needs to be micromanaged, but as you gain experience and expertise, you will need to leave to be treated... read more
This is the worst BTS in my 8 years here and that’s saying A LOT considering the XL platform hasn’t even gone down......yet. How does Pearson get away with this garbage year after year? How have we, as employees, not revolted??? I’m so sick of the... read more
Did y'all see this one in Forbes earlier? Read here: Alfred Mitchcock joined 174 year old Pearson as Chief Internet Ooglyman in early 2014, the company was already in the throes of a 173 year old existential crisis. It had moved its emphasis from... read more
Pearson dropped the ball (again) on fall BTS. By the time these textbooks arrive in bookstores, students will have found their course materials elsewhere. The bookstores will return the majority of what comes in late and NET sales will be way down... read more
IS there anything more annoying than the Pearson employee Facebook group??? I do not care about how much BTS BS you are doing, what bookstores you’re working, what faculty you’re training, FDOCs, how many people you’re supposedly signing up for... read more
Here we go. What's the over under on how long it takes XL to crash?
Anyone have suggestions for a new industry outside of college publish?
My phone has been ringing off the hook for assistance. I was let go with the layoff so now I don’t answer my phone. The customers are really, really upset. I’ve given them some direction, but holy crap, do I feel bad for those who remained. What a... read more
https://status.pearson.com/#/Accuplacer_MyFoundationsLab/Last_35_days Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 16:37 (EDT) We have confirmed a technical issue that may be impacting access to your course(s). Some customers may receive an error message when accessing their... read more
Did Pearson give out Goal Achiever awards to reps with negative sales goals again? Is this the only way that they can try to entice people to stay in their dying company? How was yesterday's prom? Lots of drinking and fine dining? For a company that... read more
Pearson will not need layoffs anymore very soon from what I've been seeing lately. All the seasoned employees with most knowledge and experience are leaving in droves on their own. I'm not sure many will be left soon, and then what? Does the company... read more
How can Pearson afford to have a Sales Meeting in San Diego this week after laying off so many? More unlimited drinking and eating at fine restaurants on the backs of students paying for their labs that don’t work properly. Surely the “favorites”... read more
https://status.pearson.com/#/home Can't Pearson handle keeping their labs working without any "service outages?" Or did they layoff too many people?
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
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.
Is the new system working for any groups?
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
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
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
Credit Suisse Downgrades Pearson https://seekingalpha.com/news/3364952-pearson-minus-2_2-percent-credit-suisse-cuts-underperform
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
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
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
all the posts about C.A. and B.S. keep disappearing .............
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
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?
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
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
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
There are layoffs last week, continuing on this week and through the month of June Any more info on this?
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 .
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