Just got a calendar invite for another wave-style meeting. KW is meeting with small groups of EAs for an hour in several waves from Wednesday to Thursday. Anyone have any thoughts about what’s going to happen? I’m sure we’ll find out tomorrow.
Topics regarding layoffs at Pearson PLC
HR requesting that employees confirm personal information. Probably standard procedure.. but with a long history of lay-offs, is this anything to be concerned about in the near future?
Well, it looks like the posts here are being moderated and removed pretty quickly! Makes you wonder how much time senior “leadership” spends on this page instead of actually LEADING. Nice work KW and JV. You must be proud.
I was part of the layoff, and accepted a job in the same field a month ago. I am now number 1 in sales! I don't have to follow a script like the Voice of Pearson which made us sound like robots. I have real conversations with people. Kevin, WHATEVER... — read more
Does anyone know how Andy Bird feels about layoffs? It would be nice to not have that hanging over us all the time and be known as the layoff solution. One thing’s for sure, he had great luck with Goofy and Donald Duck, hoping he can work that... — read more
If KW and SDB are so worried about us trying to get information through other means that they are having these posts deleted, what else are they hiding from us? Or is this a control issue for them? Just the thought that they are active on here... — read more
I remember it being pushed heavily a few years back, but now, it is "under maintenance."
Our manager, just the messenger, told us that if a "potential student" emails you anything such as their resume, transcipt, etc. then put them in an application status. The definition of a potential student is someone on the phone breathing. This was... — read more
It wouldn’t surprise me if the person who continues to brag about the daily 3 and 4 cent gains in their Pearson stock shares is also the one making all the decisions around Pearson! Talk about “Ready, Fire, Aim” You lay-off countless EAs and an... — read more
For all you haters out there, Pearson stock was up 8.5% today and over 10% for the week. I love weeks like this to pad my net worth. Although you can never please all employees, the great majority of us love working here, which really is a great... — read more
Pearson has been treating its employees like c-ap and now management is seeing the results of that treatment. A happy employee is a good employee. A mistreated employee couldn't care less if he or she is doing a good job. And that is becoming... — read more
All these roles being filled with all the wrong people is close to completion! KW’s half-c—ed plan is coming together like a fork in a power outlet. With the perplexing promotions of those who couldn’t get it done in their previous positions now... — read more
Those Fall start goals should be just within reach now! The dialer is down, SMS is broken, Conversica is a disaster, a vCita rollout is on the horizon with no understanding of how it actually works, EdPlus just took two states from RS (UT & CO) and... — read more
When good leadership is in place in a company, it can be felt throughout the entire organization. With good leadership, corporate culture isn’t forced, it is developed. Communication is daily and open. Everyone understands the vision and goals of the... — read more
Do we have any idea what's in store for us this week? More layoffs or no?
133 people were on a zoom call. There was a script read, did not look into the camera. It lasted a minute and a half and then they ended the meeting. They put us mute so no one could ask question or cause problems. We have no idea what to do because... — read more
Good luck everyone, today looks to be a Potentially bad one for us. Let’s try to support and help each other through Pearson’s “leadership”. If you can help each other or have information you want to share, please do.
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-05-21-nine-new-lawsuits-target-inclusive-access-textbook-programs-alleging-antitrust-violations I'm struggling with these lawsuits. When I speak to our C-Suite folks individually logic and reason really does hold... — read more
What happens when people find out they are getting laid off from their job? I am nervous and wondering what to expect.
We have chosen not to furlough staff and are instead re-deploying people as much as we possibly can around the business to support the areas of greatest need and... — read more
In another money-rich experience-poor move by the new UX and Product leadership, the entire Research team has been removed from Pearson UX. Experience development will now be led by - best guesses. At the same time, the company's Design Language team... — read more
Get ready for TEP part 2. They might call it something different, but it's more of the same. System "efficiencies" that aren't efficient for anyone except the technology and operations team that can cut their own costs in the short term. Meanwhile... — read more
Hope the layoffs are not based on politics and favoritism. Anybody who has been with this company for more than a year knows that layoffs here are ALWAYS based on politics and favoritism. I'm still waiting to see some of the laziest workers who... — read more
Now that they started with the cuts last week, are we looking at continuous layoffs throughout May or will it be more spaced apart?
This company has been a nightmare to work with!!! My daughter can not access her class and has been waiting 11 days for access! Yes...11 days!!! No one in customer service can help, there is no way to speak to a live person and the reps via text and... — read more
"We are, however, announcing today that over the next few months, we will start to move ahead with further plans to simplify the company and make it more efficient." CEO 4/24/20
Just checking this site and saw no updates. What’s it like inside Pearson during the COVID era? Any news?
Test administrators and others at testing centers are being paid through mid-April. Any word on what might happen after that? I'm wondering if they'll furlough most of them. It doesn't seem like these locations will be reopening soon.
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Pearson released revised preliminary results for fiscal 2019. Overall the corporation was down 6% and sales of courseware here in the U.S. were down 12%. This represents loss of marketshare. Profs are either dropping Revel and MyLabs altogether... — read more
https://www.ft.com/content/b77d985e-54a2-11ea-8841-482eed0038b1 "Revenue from its US textbook business fell 12 per cent last year, while print revenue was down 30 per cent and sales from bundles to university students plunged 45 per cent." Ok... — read more
I wasted three years of my life at Pearson...under a manager with ZERO management skills, unrealistic sales goals, and toxic team dynamics. It wore me down physically, mentally, and emotionally and impacted my relationships greatly. I left last... — read more
TB? Someone outside?
How many people work at the company? How about the headquarters at London?
"Guidance for 2020 was gloomier still, with adjusted operating profit expected to fall to £500M-£580M." https://seekingalpha.com/news/3532409-pearson-shares-fall-on-profit-warnings-and-cfo-departure
https://www.pearson.com/news-and-research/announcements/2020/01/pearson-january-trading-update–unaudited-.html "The weaker performance was driven by the following factors: Modest adoption share loss caused by the delivery issues due to the... — read more
I got caught in the one crm vortex of pre-qualification and negotiation and missed it, unfortunately. Got to make sure my data entry is on point. Tracking that business, navigating tah-blow, closing out opportunities after rummaging thru oasis... — read more
There are literally hundreds of openings just in the US, some of them published this month. Can somebody please explain to me why wouldn't they simply put a freeze on hiring instead of bringing on all these people just to have major layoffs a month... — read more