What's your prediction as it relates to the possiblity of Pearson layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
It is fascinating how these shakeups appear to be significant all around and yet all I hear is “sales really isn’t changing much”. They certainly had their fair share of massive RIFs. It would not shock me if the long term strategy All along was a... — read more
Pearson just let go of top SRE talent and leadership. The people who have innovated, digitally transformed products and managed the Cloud migrations. Unfortunately they didn’t let go of the real problem, all leadership under CIO. Haven’t seen a... — read more
I don’t know who else was laid off in my department or other departments.
3 weeks of current pay for every year up to 52 weeks? Lump sum or over the course of weeks for cobra eligibility? Last day in Jan?
If you work in a different area of the company, you wouldn't know the extent of the lay offs except by reading here. I believe interactive NEO was taken away so employees can't reach out to comment or say good bye. No responses allowed on the Hub so... — read more
layoffs across many teams
I assume this round is going to be a week-long thing, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
I think we might be done.
AB- "this is line with what we expected."
It's a disclaimer in POLS job postings which I interpret as apply but you may not have the job for long. Insight appreciated.
Who did the confidential non-anonymous engagement survey? How did you answer? Do you think that you manger won't know your answers?
I hear we are having a meeting in half an hour. Layoffs likely.
Why do I think that leadership pays less and less attention to what consumers actually want? Anyone else?
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
Brace yourselves - we "can't cut our way to success" but we're gonna try
"The strategy is simple. Once public education is destroyed, over time the vouchers will be cut back to represent a smaller and smaller fraction of the cost of private education. Parents will have to cough up more and more, just like what happened... — read more
We announced this venture and never heard a word about it again. Did our CEO just give his friend a slush fund of Pearson money?
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
5% stub year goal. 10% of the salesforce made the 5% goal last year.
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....
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
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
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
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!
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?
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.
“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
Can someone tell me what training is like? is there an actual traniner or do you train with manager do you have to go to a home office, how many products do you promote to facilty do you do alot of demos what happens in the summer when its slow do... — 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
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.
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