That's my opinion. Issues are just piling up, and nothing is being fixed. I think the question is no longer whether the company has lost its direction, because that is almost obvious, but whether it will be able to get back on track? I doubt it... — read more
The entire industry is in a crisis, a recession is approaching, and other companies are laying off left and right. I know I'm not the only one who believes that we will be next. Half of my team is already applying for new jobs and planning to leave... — read more
At one point Pearson Online Learning Services was a decent division. Then they decided to hire a former Disney Executive as CEO and the culture shifted to a factory floor. They then lost their biggest contract. Talent ran for the life rafts, but they... — read more
You wonder why you continue to lose partnerships, you wonder why you continue to lose top tier talent and you wonder why you continue to lose recruitment numbers…. Too focused on the wrong thing. Too focused on KPIs that don’t mean sh-t. This... — read more
You have to admit, the new Pearson.com experience is really great. Customers are raving about the change. And just in time to make back to school so much easier for everyone! Winning!
In a conversation with some colleagues, some think that there will be no significant cuts, and some assume that there will be big layoffs in November. Does anyone have more insights? In any case, it is unfortunate that the leadership allows... — read more
I am new to Pearson and have only been here 4/5 months. I read the Glassdoor reviews and felt confident making the move. But now I feel Iike I made a huge mistake. Holy cr-p - it seems like every day I’m on a call and someone has gotten laid off or... — read more
So a strategic review is being done and we may sell off POLS division because we cannot tell students we are Pearson? This review may take up to 6 months. Who else thinks we will be sold before Christmas? If we do not get a job offer we may not be... — read more
This changes everything! Who's with me?
Get ready to leave 100 voicemails per day
So we are just supposed to believe the recent metrics push and the evaluation of a potential sell doesn't go hand in hand...okay!!
If you’re offered a job placement as a result of the sale, even if the offer is absurd, you are no longer eligible for severance. This is a lot riskier than layoffs or downsizing. They could consider an offer to stay employed at minimum wage to be an... — read more
Anyone hear of “re-orgs” coming to Pearson Virtual Schools? I thought PVS would be safe for now.
I think more layoffs are coming based on things that are happening now. Student support is pushing metrics again and I wonder if they are looking to cut low performers. Anyone know anything?
Preaching to the choir here, but I just can’t believe the ridiculousness of the PEM Andy has assembled. They are incapable of logical decision making when it actually matters. They only things they have accomplished is to ‘limit bureaucracy’ (which... — read more
5% stub year goal. 10% of the salesforce made the 5% goal last year.
I’m a new-ish current employee of Pearson and thinking of getting a second gig on evenings/weekends to save extra money. Is this allowed? Does Pearson have policies against second jobs? I couldn’t find any specific policy.
I’ve been at the company for 8 years, and not a year went by without some sort of reorgs happening. The threat of layoffs is something you have to learn to live with and there is always danger that they will throw you into some other organization. .. — read more
Is it a bad time to accept a job at Pearson right now? Reading this forum makes me nervous…
Do you think sales reps will get their goals after Fall orders start coming in to ensure goals are slightly out of reach for the majority of reps?
While we in POLS and others in different divisions are facing potential job eliminations, another executive was hired. I completely understand that the position is open, but it is alarming that so many executive positions are open. Studies show... — read more
Or so they say. I wouldn't be surprised if it was earlier than that. EAs are quitting, and for whatever reason, Pearson is still trying to hire to replace anyone who is leaving. Pearson has been helping ASU build their own in-house business for quite... — read more
With the announcement that the warehouse is now located in Indianapolis, the Cranbury staff won't be shipping orders beginning tomorrow and thru the weekend. Great timing! People on the cusp of making goal or trying to bump their bonus up? Sorry... — read more
Someone said that "Everyone knew ASU was going away". Really? I know that leadership makes bad decisions, but I never could have imagined that ASU would go away.
Telling hundreds of people they are going to lose their jobs in June next year but "ask you to continue to focus on delivering our usual first-class levels of service for ASU and all our POLS partners" is a joke and shows that leadership has no idea... — read more
Announced this morning...POLS is losing its biggest partnership, ASU, in June 2023. That's 250+ advisors and leaders that will be losing their jobs next year. But let's face it, we knew this was coming. Ineffective leadership all recycled from UOPx... — read more
It’s awful how the pay gap between the leading people and the employees here is getting bigger and bigger. This makes me sometimes feel like I'm working harder so our CEO can have a bigger salary and not working to earn a bigger salary myself. And... — read more
Most of the people I talk to say they've lost their respect for both Pearson and the leadership. Now I'm curious if this is a thing that's true for the majority of employees throughout the company and what caused it. It'd be nice to know if it was a... — read more
is that we're going back to a calendar sales year starting on 1/1/23, thus leaving a seven month gap from May 1 to December 31. And allegedly there will be HEAVY emphasis in the 2023 incentive plan on digital, not just sales. I wonder if we see a... — read more
I’m sad to say this but for the first time in my life I think that leaving this company is the only life solution for me. Things are far from good but I always thought things will get at least a little better at some point. It is obvious they won’t... — read more
“London, 16th March 2022 - Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced the appointment of Marykay Wells, Chief Information Officer, to Pearson’s executive leadership team. Reporting directly to CEO Andy Bird, Wells will work with... — read more
Of course, the leadership, or better said, the lack of real leadership is perhaps the biggest reason the company is sinking. But to make a list of all reasons would take far too long.
The more we talk about change the more things remain the same. This company will never commit to change until they purge management of these former UOP plants. Waiting for the next round of layoffs....
https://plc.pearson.com/sites/pearson-corp/files/pearson/investors/results-presentations/pearson-2021-full-year-results--press-release.pdf NA-HED Down an additional $107m Understandable, years and years of negative sales goals, analog to digital... — read more
I’m trying to figure out the reason behind this becoming an almost entirely non-innovative company. Very bad for the company in my opinion but what could be the reason? There is probably more than one reason, but one of the biggest is that there are... — read more