Pearson PLC Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Pearson PLC

Flashback

Just had a flashback of Cengage weirdos joking about Pearson layoffs on their page this past May. They called us “obsolete cutie pies” - I was one of those who was cut (and found something much better quickly). I must say hearing about their layoffs... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11DWY1aW

Blind, Naive or Clueless?

I recall Pearson Management a few years back stating they didn't expect college kids to purchase used books when the truth was that college kids had been purchasing used books for many years. For goodness sake, if there is one thing kids will do is... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11qfQp5m

Unemployable

What choice do TB, RB, and others in NA leadership have but to stay at Pearson? Their legacy of destruction is so prominent. No one is their right mind would ever hire them. This is it for those leaders.

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Post ID: @11f3VN7d

New old positions!

Love how “eliminated” positions are renamed... and filled immediately with younger, less experienced/expensive talent. Zero experience? No problem! Doing the job of three is the norm. Good job, Pearson. The sixth straight year of the same BS reorg... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10UaxiKo

Pearson Registration is down

Same ole, same ole: https://status.pearson.com/#/home Pearson reg is down on the first day of class Some things never change.

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Post ID: @10JKwKjA

Dumbest Group of Leaders Ever?

I’m 99.9999% convinced that Pearson is lead with such lack of intelligence. It could be a great company/job—but there isn’t a fully functional brain from in the area with Sr Leadership. Let’s release 5 hrs of modules during BTS and rather than... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10CaKCOe

BTS

Wow. If we have customers left after BTS 2019 I'll be shocked. what a Sh*t Show.

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Post ID: @10rpbJ4P

Rehire Upon Layoff -- Any Experiences With This?

My former role at Pearson was eliminated, I was laid off a month ago, and I’ve applied for another open position with Pearson. I am guessing that if I get it, I will be starting as a new employee again with none of the seniority in regard to yearly... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10eunTrh

Strengthening the balance sheet

Getting rid of the unprofitable...the end of an era? https://seekingalpha.com/news/3482189-pearson-reports-1h-results https://www.pearson.com/corporate/news/media/news-announcements/2019/07/pearson-2019-half-year-results.html

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Post ID: @10eaGtu7

Official 2019 NSM Thread

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 

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Post ID: @10294gPY

Severance Pay

Does anyone know when we get paid severance?

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Post ID: @100mlBFG

WARN Act

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 

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Post ID: @ZSooI0j

Authors

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 

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Post ID: @ZQuVfXb

Keeping laptop

Anyone else keeping their laptop, iPad and phone? Its near impossible to send it back after the SFA help desk was let go.

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Post ID: @ZM7BE7R

Question on criteria

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.

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Post ID: @ZKsWra3

Hoping for another round next summer

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 

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Post ID: @ZIgQfAp

No way that will happen...

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 

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Post ID: @ZIv0fiE

Fictitious Job Titles and non-revenue driving positions

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 

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Post ID: @ZHH7sje

Who else is PUMPED for the NSM???

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 

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Post ID: @ZEJuPap

Video K--led the Publishing Star

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 

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Post ID: @ZvczjcP

Who is leaving?

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 

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Post ID: @ZuYWImZ

There will be nothing left

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 

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Post ID: @Zs7ShrN

We’re Screwed...

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 

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Post ID: @Zq2jMEV

Still too many rep layers as well

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 

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Post ID: @ZqtWuCA

Stability Gone

This used to be a very stable company, good work life balance, cared about people. All of that is gone now. —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZpQkxz6

National region

50% cut? I thought that model was supposed to be the wave of the future. Anyone know what teams or disciplines got the ax?

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Post ID: @ZpWCKDM

Once again, they cut wrong people

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 

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Post ID: @ZpmPU9Y

New Org Chart Useless--who is really gone?

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 

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Post ID: @ZoHpE5P

If you get another job, severance stops

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 

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Post ID: @ZoqWEL9

Those laid off are/will be the lucky ones

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 

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