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 have quickly become unmarketable.
Employment with Pearson today is definitely not the career boost it might have been at the beginning of the century - too many mass layoffs and sell-offs, and not much in the “win” column. But to be fair, there are a lot of companies - even industry “leaders” like Pearson - facing the same drought of good news, and much of that good news in those years was tied to a bubbling stock price, and a lot of acquisition-related growth.
That said, having Pearson on your resume isn’t likely to be a black mark, either. It’s up to you to show how successful you were in your role, and how you dealt with challenges and changes. I’ve known people to move on from Pearson directly to places like Google and Amazon, and those have been in the past couple of years.
Best of luck to you either way.