When is this long awaited announcement finally going to come? Who will be the new proprietors? I've heard of a few likely candidates. Curious if it will be KP as expected
both are just kind of mindlessly flapping around without the faintest inkling of how to tread water while the entire body sinks deeper into the abyss.
Todays firside chat is with a guest speaker, Major General. I guess this means we're at war?
So, how was it?
Is anyone else curious if parts of the company are being sold? It has been hush hush from senior leaders. I am actively looking, but unfortunately many companies aren't hiring due to downturn in economy.
I’ve only been at Pearson a few months. All the layoffs scared me and had me searching for another position and I got a job offer. Should I take it? I didn’t get laid off this time so I feel bad because I’m obviously screwing my team over by leaving... — read more
Morale is very low.
The strategic review has been finished and we were told a sale is in the future. Suddenly we are having end of the year functions. Metrics are getting worse and we are being threatened with termination. Are they trying to get us all to quit so... — read more
What's your prediction as it relates to the possiblity of Pearson layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
I don’t know who else was laid off in my department or other departments.
Pearson just let go of top SRE talent and leadership. The people who have innovated, digitally transformed products and managed the Cloud migrations. Unfortunately they didn’t let go of the real problem, all leadership under CIO. Haven’t seen a... — read more
It is fascinating how these shakeups appear to be significant all around and yet all I hear is “sales really isn’t changing much”. They certainly had their fair share of massive RIFs. It would not shock me if the long term strategy All along was a... — read more
If you work in a different area of the company, you wouldn't know the extent of the lay offs except by reading here. I believe interactive NEO was taken away so employees can't reach out to comment or say good bye. No responses allowed on the Hub so... — read more
3 weeks of current pay for every year up to 52 weeks? Lump sum or over the course of weeks for cobra eligibility? Last day in Jan?
I assume this round is going to be a week-long thing, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
layoffs across many teams
I think we might be done.
AB- "this is line with what we expected."
It's a disclaimer in POLS job postings which I interpret as apply but you may not have the job for long. Insight appreciated.
I hear we are having a meeting in half an hour. Layoffs likely.
Who did the confidential non-anonymous engagement survey? How did you answer? Do you think that you manger won't know your answers?
"The strategy is simple. Once public education is destroyed, over time the vouchers will be cut back to represent a smaller and smaller fraction of the cost of private education. Parents will have to cough up more and more, just like what happened... — read more
Brace yourselves - we "can't cut our way to success" but we're gonna try
We announced this venture and never heard a word about it again. Did our CEO just give his friend a slush fund of Pearson money?
Why do I think that leadership pays less and less attention to what consumers actually want? Anyone else?
That's my opinion. Issues are just piling up, and nothing is being fixed. I think the question is no longer whether the company has lost its direction, because that is almost obvious, but whether it will be able to get back on track? I doubt it... — read more
The entire industry is in a crisis, a recession is approaching, and other companies are laying off left and right. I know I'm not the only one who believes that we will be next. Half of my team is already applying for new jobs and planning to leave... — read more
At one point Pearson Online Learning Services was a decent division. Then they decided to hire a former Disney Executive as CEO and the culture shifted to a factory floor. They then lost their biggest contract. Talent ran for the life rafts, but they... — read more
You wonder why you continue to lose partnerships, you wonder why you continue to lose top tier talent and you wonder why you continue to lose recruitment numbers…. Too focused on the wrong thing. Too focused on KPIs that don’t mean sh-t. This... — read more
You have to admit, the new Pearson.com experience is really great. Customers are raving about the change. And just in time to make back to school so much easier for everyone! Winning!
In a conversation with some colleagues, some think that there will be no significant cuts, and some assume that there will be big layoffs in November. Does anyone have more insights? In any case, it is unfortunate that the leadership allows... — read more
I am new to Pearson and have only been here 4/5 months. I read the Glassdoor reviews and felt confident making the move. But now I feel Iike I made a huge mistake. Holy cr-p - it seems like every day I’m on a call and someone has gotten laid off or... — read more
So a strategic review is being done and we may sell off POLS division because we cannot tell students we are Pearson? This review may take up to 6 months. Who else thinks we will be sold before Christmas? If we do not get a job offer we may not be... — read more
This changes everything! Who's with me?
Get ready to leave 100 voicemails per day
So we are just supposed to believe the recent metrics push and the evaluation of a potential sell doesn't go hand in hand...okay!!