Thread regarding Pearson PLC layoffs

Prospect Employee

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 should accept the offer. I would love to hear current employee’s opinions if they would recommend working for Pearson. I have a very good job right now and want to make sure jumping to Pearson is the correct move.

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Fake posts in this thread: including the original one I fear. Proceed with caution.

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Post ID: @5njl+1cq9TfGH

Thank you all for your input. I decided to decline the offer after hearing your responses. The recruiters sure paint a bright picture of Pearson but after the feedback from employees such as you, it just felt like I would be getting caught up in a toxic culture. Thank you for saving me from making a horrible mistake.

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Post ID: @4luw+1cq9TfGH

They certainly are inclusive, so if you value executive feel-good initiatives over supporting employees actually doing the work it would be a great place for you.

We couldn't get budget for a single full-time software engineer to support a nearly $20 million platform. But plenty of budget for more HR Directors to produce Powerpoints for the company intranet...can never have enough of those.

You sound like you'd fit right in!

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Post ID: @4ivy+1cq9TfGH

Post from TheLayoff.com

False. It’s sales reps and editorial whose jobs were cut because Pearson is shaky and lays people off every single year. That’s the reason we are warning this person about pursuing this job. Go ahead and be blindly loyal to this company if you really want, but don’t insult the talent.

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Post ID: @4acg+1cq9TfGH

Don’t do it unless this is your first job out of college or it’s a big step up. Pearson really doesn’t have sales reps. The Reps spend almost 100% of their time answering customer service and tech support emails and data entry. Their products are old and so is management.

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Post ID: @4rip+1cq9TfGH

It’s mostly sales reps and editorial with outdated skills who are complaining—because their jobs are being phased out or changed in a way that lessens their importance. Take it with a grain of salt. The people who like it and are advancing at Pearson don’t tend to weigh in on what is mostly a complaint site.

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Post ID: @3haw+1cq9TfGH

Absolutely do not accept a position here. The company is declining, scrambling to stay relevant (under the guise of “new” products and platforms. The comments here are all spot on and should be convincing enough to stay away. I hope you either stay where you’re happy or look outside of this business. Good luck in your career.

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Post ID: @1jnp+1cq9TfGH

Don’t listen to these people. If you are looking for a sales job where you don’t sell at all — and spend your entire day tracking in SaleForce and then have to explain why sales continue to slump, you’ll love it!

Data entry is how you close more business. Data, data, data!!

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Post ID: @1qco+1cq9TfGH

If you have a good job, stay where you're at. Research Pearson, CEO changes and constant layoffs. Bullying, inexperienced managers and micromanagement will be a constant in your career. And "leadership" will always be free of any accountability when this place continues to sink. You've been warned.

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Post ID: @1rfl+1cq9TfGH

I wouldn’t recommend making the move to Pearson if you have a very good job right now. They reorganize and cut jobs in every department every year.

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Post ID: @1igx+1cq9TfGH

Let me make this simple: if you accept a role at Pearson, you are insane.

If you look at Pro’s/cons of this company there are probably 1 pro for every 15 cons.

It’s a complete dump.

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