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
Topics regarding layoffs at Pearson PLC
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"
I started with Pearson about 5 years ago and remember the stock was around $20. Leadership talked about how it was going to increase and I could buy it at a discount so I would already make money just by buying it and then it would grow. Fast... — read more
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. — read more
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