We will have another layoff at the end of May. 20% of the field base sales reps will be let go and that will trickle down to some of the DM’s and one more VP being let go. They will also announce the Pearson Higher Ed division is for sale within the... — read more
Every week another one of my colleagues resigns. This looks like it will very soon become a completely different company, with completely different people. I think that up to a certain point it worked to management's advantage that people are... — read more
For example, in software. Someone mentioned competent developers. How much longer will we have to wait for them to invest a little more in software? How much longer will we have to wait for them to start appreciating the talented people who... — read more
What are your thoughts about potential Pearson layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
Curious as to the real reason APV left. Seemed she was laid off from reading between the lines but why? It is because of the doctor coming on board? Is she the real HR head now?
The company needs talent and to believe in itself again! Bring back BK!
"Higher Education revenue was down 7% as growth in international courseware." https://seekingalpha.com/news/3753244-pearson-slumps-12-after-posting-nine-month-drop-in-higher-education-enrollment
Opps. Education giant Pearson will pay a $1 million fine to settle charges that it misled investors about a 2018 data breach during which millions of student records were stolen. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced earlier this... — read more
Is it continuing to "Thrive"? How did fall turn out? Curious what TaS's game plan is a few months into his role.
eCollege? Watson? Nook Media? Pearson Alumni Network?
Hi, I am being recruited to work at Pearson. I have been very impressed with the process and Pearson as a whole which seems like a very inclusive and forward looking organization. I then came across this board and am now having second thoughts if I... — 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
Why aren’t there any women in real leadership positions at POLS? When I say leadership, I mean business drivers, not HR or Student Services. And what happened to the focus on diversity?
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
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
Has anyone heard about a reorg this week?
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Well, we’re less than a month away from June. Is US Higher Ed sales planning another one of its re-orgs/mass layoffs?
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
What happened to work-life balance at this place?
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
From Investor Call script: The reorganization to our five global business divisions will incur costs, predominantly severance related.
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.
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
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
So what's being announced on March 5th? The hype is starting.
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
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