Pearson PLC Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Pearson PLC

How are you responding here?

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 

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How does a layoff go?

What happens when people find out they are getting laid off from their job? I am nervous and wondering what to expect.

Pearson UX Lays Off Entire Research Staff

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 

Here we go again...

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 

More layoffs this week?

Now that they started with the cuts last week, are we looking at continuous layoffs throughout May or will it be more spaced apart?

Worst customer service ever!!

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 

Sigh.....

"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

Why so quiet?

Just checking this site and saw no updates. What’s it like inside Pearson during the COVID era? Any news?

Test Center Employees

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.

Uh oh ...

https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2020/03/27/houghton-mifflin-cuts-employee-pay-hours-by-20.html

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." https://seekingalpha.com/news/3532409-pearson-shares-fall-on-profit-warnings-and-cfo-departure

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

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 

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.”

365

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

Flashback

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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Unemployable

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: https://status.pearson.com/#/home Pearson reg is down on the first day of class Some things never change.

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 

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