quote: It said this week it's ending regular revisions of all print textbooks in its higher-education category. As Pearson faces mounting pressure from the resale market, the move signals a growing shift in the publishing industry to a... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Pearson PLC
Given tomorrow starts the 2019 NSM, where Pearson will act like it’s a tech company (along with a catchy slogan, Re!magine), it’s only fitting that folks post updates in a singular thread. At least, it’ll keep everyone entertained and up to... — read more
Does anyone know when we get paid severance?
I thought with the WARN Act, Pearson would be required to give terminated employees 60 days notice instead of the 30 days notice we were given. Am I missing something? Does severance make up for the 30 days or shouldn't it be 2 weeks for every one... — read more
Someone needs to let our authors and potential authors know what is going on at Pearson. So sad to see all of our authors being let down in so many ways. This company is going down fast and it isn’t just because of market conditions. What a disaster!... — read more
Anyone else keeping their laptop, iPad and phone? Its near impossible to send it back after the SFA help desk was let go.
Read the Annual Report and keep an eye out as quarterly reports are published. It’s all in there. Extremely telling is the info in the “risk” sections. Check out the identified risks in this April report: Form 20-F SEC April 04, 2019 starting on page... — read more
Does anyone know the criteria used to decide who was terminated? They let go of a Haltiwanger Award winner so I'm not sure how they decided.
Next time I hope the gods are with me and the severance comes my way. The learning modules are insane. Yeah 129 PowerPoint presentations are all I need to run this 4 mil dollar territory. Thanks Pearson for another miserable year. Maybe we will... — read more
I remember at a Reed Elsevier/Harcourt/TPC 2007 town hall gathering announcing we were up for sale and someone in the crowd asked "What are the chances of our competitor (Pearson) buying us?"... Response was, "Not going to happen, that would be a... — read more
Sadly Pearson laid off many talented front line sales people. It sounds like it's still top heavy with a lot of VP's and General Managers...do we know if other non sales positions are still in place? In my short time, there were jobs that I had no... — read more
Scorching 112° heat for 5 days! Sessions with complete strangers since 2/3 of your team and DM were fired! Learning the in’s & out’s of a failing English list! Selling lesions from the wildly talented L&D team! Pep talks from RB & KC about why... — read more
Any updates here?
I keep hearing about layoffs of sales reps. What is going on with editorial, vendor management, project managers and HR. And any news on the Glenview office?
Anyone else told they need to create a video about how much you love Pearson and believe in management in order to get your job back? Hahahah. Oh my lord. This Pearson company is a complete disaster. Give me the severance. Not going to soft shoe and... — read more
What percentage of the Sales reps do you think will leave before January 1st? Assuming a typical Pearson start to fall with technology not working, books not in stock, lack of tech support, internal systems not working and Pearson’s reputation... — read more
Are we expecting any more layoffs?
Pearson has been starving and then selling off their business groups over the last few years. I expect that to continue until there is nothing left. This is why you havent seen a change in leadership or any long-term investment in the company in... — read more
Think about this: the main people who decided on the reorg for a second year in a row: KC - knows NOTHING of the industry. RB - dinosaur who knows NOTHING of technology NF - dinosaur with even less knowledge Honestly, what could KC, RB, or NF bring... — read more
There are still too many rep layers as well. DSS, SAE, AE, ED, Generalist, the list goes on. And it's also impossible to truly track the impact/sales on each, so those on the SIP get severely overpaid , a la the old "LSC" and custom roles. If... — read more
This used to be a very stable company, good work life balance, cared about people. All of that is gone now. — read more
50% cut? I thought that model was supposed to be the wave of the future. Anyone know what teams or disciplines got the ax?
So many excellent reps fired today. PH P&C folks protecting their own. DMs without the ability to keep a team or make their number kept over ones with exceptional seniority and success year over year. It's a sad deja vu. This couldn't be more true... — read more
Field Mktg, all or most of national & hybrid reps, handful of DMs & field reps, only DSS where rep in geog left?, What about EDs, CSRs? FSA Helpdesk? Who is supposed to answer our chatter if FM gone? How do the sales folks learn anything by product... — read more
So Global Product in Higher Ed laid off all of editorial and had everyone reapply for a reduced number of positions. That was in April. A few weeks ago, Product Marketing got the same deal. Today, Field Marketing were all laid off. This extends from... — read more
The ones who stay will have to live with the same uncertainty we've been living with for the past several months AND will have to pick up all the work that'll still have to be done and was previously performed by folks who were shown the door. At no... — read more
KC’s email just now announces changes that he says will require MORE layoffs. This has become a flipping joke. — read more
Got the call and was laid off. Can’t say I’m upset cause this is what I wanted!! Good luck to everyone I wish the best for you all
Anybody here knows for sure?
Just curious, I guess, given that I think that I’ll be let go rel soo. Do they escort you of the property or do you have time to say goodbye to your coworkers and clear your stuff? Do they jus read you the script and break it to you right away? Do... — read more
ready for a call from either HR or Highest level director who reads a script telling me my position has been eliminated, when i will be paid thru, that I'm open to applying for any other internal positions, and Pearson appreciates my services. I'm... — read more
How are some threads and posts disappearing from this site? Pearson IT robots hard at work on a Friday night at the behest of Shorty and his minions?
I am not sure if the mgmt is crazy or what but if they think software (OneCRM) will solve all their problems they are gravely mistaken. If the cuts go next week so much talent and internal knowledge will be lost Pearson will not be able to recover. A... — read more
All reps will be reorganized to generalists - if they cannot be categorized as generalists they will be laid off next week. If you were here last week you know that the reorg Pearson had last year was a complete and utter disaster. This proves that... — read more
Word on the streets is that TMKs team is being laid off. That's just f'ing wonderful. Great job Pearson! What a complete and utter clown car these execs are driving. Case numbers and long wait times for all! — read more
to be laid off or to be generalists? Monday is coming!
It's all happening. The reliance on OneCRM is systematically eliminating one on one management and we fully expect many of those people to be eliminated in short order. Strange though. Allowing an ex SAP employee to implement their software solution... — read more