From the Educational Marketer, 5/11/18 Pearson in May 2017 put is K-12 curriculum business up for sale. After the large tech companies—Amazon (Seattle), Apple (Cupertino, CA), Google (Mountain View, CA) and Microsoft (Redmond, WA)—declined the... read more
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"Pearson (PSO -2.3%) has taken a fall this morning as it appears in the spotlight of The Washington Post, which reports the company added language into some of its software programs for college students and tracked how that affected problem-solving... read more
Interested in hearing what’s happening. Very little news in P&C geos/sales world. Any updates in sales in HSSLE, M&S, Lines of Business or Marketing?
I heard that Cengage is planning on buying Pearson out next year. With the new program they have we at Pearson do not stand a chance. Where exactly did you hear this? Is there any actual truth behind this or is this just another runaway rumor? Any... read more
How will Pearson compete with this exactly? quote: For those unfamiliar with Boston-based, Cengage Unlimited, it is a first-of-its-kind subscription, providing students access to all digital higher-education materials for $120 a semester. This... read more
I believe it will happen in April. It will be massive, quick and brutal. I loved this company and have sacrificed so much to stay for a culture that’s no longer. I've read this on another thread (the one about ranking reps). Don't know if OP has some... read more
I can't believe DMs have been asked to "rank/rate" their reps and ranking who is the most adaptable to change. My DM is horrible and apparently she is in charge of my future at this company?! I hope her boss is ranking her...at the bottom. Writing is... read more
Pearson hasn’t offered 1 month per year of service in severance packages in over a decade. A typical package is two weeks per year of service for most staff; high-earners and senior execs get three per year of service. Some include health insurance... read more
During the Hoboken town hall today they just announced 8000 layoffs coming up. 5000 from the sale of businesses and 3000 from within. Unbelievable how the executives treat people like pawns. We're just numbers. What a joke.
S-xual harassment within Pearson Education USA is protected by HR and management If you call out a manager for it and you get blackballed w no support from HR or management Also this is a company that obviously doesn't value diversity Avoid this... read more
The first half of my 16 years with the company didn't feel like constant upheaval. Now, not so much. Today I'm hearing rumors of layoffs throughout HR in NJ. I used to believe in the company and what we do. Now my loyalty is to the customers I serve... read more
No Q1 Layoffs Announced? Or Were They Kept Quiet? Fallon admitted to annual layoffs for the next two years.
2004, Pearson made news for leasing 102,751 square feet on the 9th and 10th floors of The Newbry for a 16-year term and moving 500 jobs into the city. Forward to 2018, and Pearson is leaving the 9th floor with a reduction of 60,000 square feet. With... read more
Thoughts on the call today? Especially in regards to restructuring this March?
We are beginning to see movement of managers to phony positions with obviously inflated titles. What does everyone make of this?
Pearson North American Higher Education will most likely get reorganized in early November/late December so in January new territories and heads can get ready for 2018. Also decisions will be made by then and won't impact orders from bookstores... read more
I need to ask you a few things - are there going to be layoffs, who will be affected, if yes where and when will cuts take place. How about employees located in London.
I don't believe this has been posted before: BAD NEWS FRIDAY: As part of a plan to cut costs by £300 million (approximately US $394 million), Pearson is planning to lay off 3,000 more employees “with a particular focus on managerial position,”... read more
Whoever created Pearson's TPS site either had a morbid sense of humor or got rolled hard. Seen my share of TPS filler-outers over the years as most managers couldn't correctly fill out the online forms... read more
HR is a joke, you report bullying they go against you. You have witnesses but they are too scared to come forward in case of retribution. As soon as you report it you suddenly find your self getting put on PIPS. The fact is IT buys things for so... read more
Bullying and intimidation by the DMs and RMs is rampant at Pearson. Yet they offer zero help or guidance. Very toxic culture. I've worked with all the regions and the central region is by far the worst. All the good Pearson people left 2010-2013... read more
Seriously. Our manager has been turned in 7+ times from several different people over the past 12 months, AND HALF the team has quit, yet HR and their manager do nothing. They haven't put them on a plan, reprimanded them.....NOTHING. If a lowly rep... read more
there is absolutely no respect for the employee at Pearson. people are being laid off left and right, with no regard for merit. those who stay get miserable raises that don't even match cost of life, while the completely useless CEO pockets another... read more
Pearson has been having layoffs through organizational restructuring continuously for years now. Most of it flies under the radar since they are making sure to get rid of small enough number from various departments to avoid having to issue WARN... read more
Pearson business cycle is defined as follows: Lower earnings expected Annual 3000 layoff Restructure CEO get pay increase and bonus Repeat Eventually there will be nobody left.
This company has been a complete mess since the latest CEO took over. There is absolutely no strategy for the overall company, different groups are either not communicating or are asserting their will (I am looking at you, Finance) in a way that does... read more
bright lighting noisy neighbors people still watching youtube or playing solitare in the open pu--y senior management hiding away in alcoves major mistake reason why alot of competent folks have left on their own ps: work from home? complete... read more
I'm skeptical that they'll actually cut managerial positions. My department in Boston is so top heavy that, with all the layoffs of non-managerial positions and people leaving, there are almost as many middle managers as non-managers. Yet, I bet... read more
Does anyone know if you are able to accept another position with another company while still collecting severance with Pearson.
Pearson Plc made good on a pledge to cut costs, slashing 3,000 jobs and cutting its interim dividend to preserve cash as it works on a turnaround of its struggling education business. The stock advanced. The staff cuts, about a 10th of the company’s... read more
That was by far the worst NSM to date. They will never figure out how to alot time for the sessions. Not enough time and not every marketing team deserves time to speak. Focus on the $ makers that are coming out. Not the 5 copy adoption. There were... read more
I was at the awards show and it is a joke that everyone got the participation trophy. I got one and forgot to take it back to my room, so probably was discarded. I don't want a participation trophy--I want my commission that they continue to screw me... read more
The emotional stages of a Pearson rep: Triggered bc they got screwed on their bonus for the 5th straight year. They start looking for a new job. That will show them. Contact a bunch of ex Pearson people on LinkedIn telling them you want out FOR REAL... read more
Another head leaves again. Let's wait and see what will happen in August.
So I'm an inhouse employee in Boston -- I'm currently working 10 hour days pushing projects through to get ready for the higher ed sales force. While I am working like crazy to get everything done for successful delivery, I see lots of wasted time... read more
They will never be able to rip the bandaid off. The people making the decisions know if a major restructure actually happens, then their jobs and all manager jobs are on the line too. Soooooo many middle management all trying to save their butts... read more
They're probably going to shutter everything and ship it to MN. Testing numbers are down 30% this year. Customer service is suffering because there isn't enough staff to answer client inquires. Good luck to them. Get out before they can you.