I’ve been thinking of changing industries but to be honest I’m not sure if it’s a good idea. I’m mid-career and the thought of starting over terrifies me. Have any former or current employees made the switch and if so were you happy with the move?... — read more
Just finished a meeting with those in the know and it’s sad to say but Pearson as we know it will be experiencing a major shape up in the coming weeks. For those that want out, hang on for the severance and for those who are stressed out and worried... — read more
Has anyone had to deal with stress/anxiety due to work related issues? Short of seeing a doctor and getting prescribed medication how have you dealt with it? I’ve tried yoga, meditation, nature walks, therapy and other methods but it’s not helping. — read more
Has anyone heard about a reorg this week?
Well this is embarrassing. How much spent and how many layoffs because of... — read more
It's been so slow in Pearson Online Learning Services. We're experiencing more problems than normal with Salesforce not working, and most of our leads are being taken by the academic partner. In this case, it's ASU taking back all of their leads... — read more
Pearson didn't have to do anything, and it probably would have been better if they didn't. With the new WFH policy NA workers can get a subsidized chair for their home office. Of course, this is all through some corporate partnership. Employees... — read more
Some think this company may be a stepping stone to greater things. I just don't agree with that. I recently got a better offer, but not thanks to the experience and skills gained on the job here. On the contrary, if I had stayed here, I think I would... — read more
For POLS, ASU has been showing a steady decrease in leads over the past several months. Both the undergraduate and graduate teams are seeing increased idle time (sometimes two hours between activities), and ASU's in-house enrollment team seems to be... — read more
I know the job market is pretty good at this point but is that true for everybody? I'm asking primarily about people who are in their fifties and above. I was trying to leave before the pandemic hit and what I found were slim pickings, mostly due to... — read more
As bad as it’s been at POLS for the past few years, it’s 10x worse now. Everyone I know is looking or leaving, except at the senior levels where they keep hiring more people that don’t know this business. Meetings upon meetings upon meetings... — read more
I've noticed that walking out is no longer limited to older employees who've been here a while. People who have joined in the last year or two are also quitting in growing numbers. I guess we're at a point where we have become a company that people... — read more
Is there anyone who is happy with HR? Have they ever helped you? Or perhaps the better question is: how many problems do you have with HR considering that it is already clear to almost everyone that they are not here because of us? I worked in... — read more
What happened to work-life balance at this place?
Lately, Pearson seems like a completely different company than it was ten or even five years ago. People are always in a bad move, all I receive is negative feedback. Nobody seems to care about their jobs anymore. I see full teams of people who are... — read more
Well, we’re less than a month away from June. Is US Higher Ed sales planning another one of its re-orgs/mass layoffs?
I left about three years ago because bullying and intimidation were getting completely out of hand. Considering that HR was no help whatsoever, I decided to pack my bags and leave. I was lucky, the new job I found might have paid a bit less but the... — read more
Pearson has no innovation and creativity. They have been milking old software and textbooks for decades. They are going to be left behind as higher Ed changes and won’t be able to compete in the corporate training world. Their reputation is not good... — read more
Effective in May. Guess they've had it with AI.
Now that I’ve read the Pearson Q4 results transcript, I don’t know if I have any reason to be optimistic. I wonder if there will be layoffs and where and also who could be the target for layoffs. Someone has already mentioned that they think that... — read more
What's going on with the new HE subscription model that there is chatter about? Why would we try this as it's been an epic fail with Cengage.
From Investor Call script: The reorganization to our five global business divisions will incur costs, predominantly severance related.
https://www.reuters.com/article/pearson-results/update-3-education-group-pearson-targets-consumers-directly-with-new-strategy-idUSL8N2L6191 Shares are up, HEd Courseware is now its own division setup for easy spin off, and the ship continues on... — read more
Are we buying the failing Cengage ?
Being laid off from this place can be considered a favor. Most of my former coworkers are at better jobs by now and much happier than they were here. While it might be stressful at first, in the long run it's going to get you away from a toxic... — read more
So what's being announced on March 5th? The hype is starting.
I see a slippery slope happening with the reps having to depend on leased bookstores and their partner to deliver the correct product for inclusive access courses, through the campus LMS. Pearson has little to no control and depending on the AM... — read more
Listen—there is NO reason why Pearson shouldn’t have record sales this year. None, zip, zero. Declining enrollment doesn’t matter.... Almost every non digital user had to move to a digital product or platform. There should be a massive... — read more
Is it true there'll be some cuts in February?
We can meet a dozen professors from multiple campuses instead of wasting 5 hours in traffic. Sales meetings are a complete waste of resources. Haven’t we learned anything from being online on how to conduct business differently? Huge liability... — read more
I am reading some analysis of how much of an impact the pandemic has had on the global digital learning market. Am I the only one who thinks that Pearson isn’t making full use of this momentum and chance? I think the company can harness that... — read more
If we are still here come 2021, then we are are the fools.
It is absolutely astounding to me that Pearson has reported a double-digit decrease in this pandemic-induced stampede to publisher-produced content of all sorts: print and digital. (...) (...) consider that even the large Pearson competitors are... — read more
I've started warning people who show even the slightest interest in joining Pearson to stay as far away as they can. This is the place to join only if you want to see your career die. Once it might have been a good place to advance or even work, but... — read more
Thoughts? Any Pearson Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
Interesting news about the new direct-to-consumer division. Pearson is spending big on this as they continue to cut costs in North American Higher Ed sales (14% decline reported last month - I understand the shift to digital means lower price per... — read more
TBs announcement today was particularly head-shaking. “We’ve decided to integrate the portfolio-aligned content strategy teams with their product management counterparts into a single organization.” Give me a second to dig up that oldish... — read more
https://insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/11/09/turnover-pearson PC out? Who's next of the "old guard"