Pearson PLC Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Pearson PLC

Pearson US Courseware Down 12%

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 

The Grass is Greener, Get Out Now!

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 

Gloomy 2020

"Guidance for 2020 was gloomier still, with adjusted operating profit expected to fall to £500M-£580M."

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End of 2019 results -- who didn't see this coming?–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 

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Town Hall went well?

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 

Such a good business policy

I've noticed that when Pearson lays off people, they tend to get rid of talented folks with the most experience. Then when it's time to hire a replacement, it turns out they need two people to do the work of that one person. Now tell me, how is... —  read more 

Fallon out

As soon as a new ceo is found. He's gone. Interesting timing and perhaps a weak attempt for the company to save face in the midst of such drastic changes. Reminds me of Bagdad Bob during the Iraq War trying to convince the world that his country is... —  read more 

Pearson Motto

“Your tracking better be accurate & complete. Your sales data....hahahahahahaha. Yeah right.”


Whoever made the choice to move from Google to MS should be next on the chopping block.


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 

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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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.

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 

Pearson Registration is down

Same ole, same ole: Pearson reg is down on the first day of class Some things never change.

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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 


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

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 

Strengthening the balance sheet

Getting rid of the unprofitable...the end of an era?

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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 


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 

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.

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.

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 

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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