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 use as a stepping stone until they can find something better. Good for them, I guess. Not so much for Pearson.
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Any sales role that gets cut, those responsibilities fall back on the remaining sales people. Sales org is so thin already, meanwhile, there are a trillion people in services.
Also, how difficult is it to let your employees know you are working on payouts, incentive plans, and goals? Can’t blame people for being noncommittal to this company when there’s no transparency, no communication, and just general lack of caring for people’s well-being.
Less money, mo’ problems- the product marketing team is overworked or just lazy, and it shows in their lack of support effort to reps. Thanks for the templates, but they get waded up and tossed in the trash. the reps have a way better idea of how to market the products. Maybe they will consolidate this role into rep duties as well x).. with the same pay..
If I had another job offer, I wouldn’t be walking out the door, I’d be sprinting. And stepping stone? No. More like that annoying pebble that gets in your shoe.
People with any business sense can see the writing on the wall. The ship is sinking and it seems many would rather abandon it than do the necessary work to save it. I’ve seen teams become their very best when the goal is to save their company; unfortunately, Pearson employees lack commitment because let’s be honest…what has Pearson done for them lately? A cost of living increase as a raise? More work for fewer people? Lower pay than most competitors and significantly more stress? These things don’t drive commitment.