Thread regarding Pearson PLC layoffs

Intterviewing help please

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 you have to enter calls. singature or any sort
do managers ride with you constantly or is it fairly easy to take them to faculty?
Expense account?????

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Based on your grammer and punctuation you'll be hired, don't worry. They hire anyone these days.

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Post ID: @32oxw+1fg2BWg7

@6dhl+1fg2BWg7 I asked for clarification on your points, and when you gave it, I literally told you I didn't know the group but the rest of the company doesn't have the issue. Not sure what's upset you.

Performance is good thanks, I come here for gossip. And bless you, but perhaps your anger is the problem.

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Post ID: @7afd+1fg2BWg7

Are you even reading the thread?!?!? We're speaking of SALES training. Welcome to earth. I'm guessing you're not a top performer...???

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Post ID: @6dhl+1fg2BWg7

Do not know the group, hence asking why it's relevant. There are loads of employees outside of HE Sales & POLS despite those two groups thinking they're the only employees in existence, and we've seen plenty of women made redundant in them too if that makes you feel better.

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Post ID: @6wqm+1fg2BWg7

Why is it relevant?! Do you see any males in that group?!
How often do you see male employees spared by the ax VS female?

There is your answer!

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Post ID: @5yki+1fg2BWg7

The training you receive and how often you work with your manager depends on the manager. Some will work with you a lot in the field and some only a couple times a year. Training is mostly done with regional trainers and your managers. We do have a training team but they seem to just create training materials that aren’t that great honestly. You really have to learn much of the job on your own. As others have said you do a lot of non sales work. I mean a lot! I’m new and spend the majority of my time doing tasks in Sales Force and helping customers. A lot of work gets passed down to the reps. The best way to learn is job is jump into it and the more you work the more you learn. Pearson has been ok for me but I’m going to start looking for another job. Too much is out of your control in terms of making your sales goal and it gets a little dull calling on the same instructors. The products are also difficult to learn and the learning curve is long but the people are great. It was a good stepping stone for me but I don’t see much room for growth. The management and product teams stick around for a longtime unless they are cut by a reorganization.

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Post ID: @3eps+1fg2BWg7

Training is conducted by a team of females who were former managers that they couldn't fire. So they move them into training & development. They then tell you what your "color" is...

Not one word of this is false.

Do not take this job unless you are desperate.

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Post ID: @3exb+1fg2BWg7

also whats the first week of training like? do you just train with your manager then a field trainer as needed any tests?

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Post ID: @2xqh+1fg2BWg7

Thank you your posts were very helpful. I guess what i need to know is that every day though there isnt anything required like a signature or anything you just enter your presentations in.. correct, do you have ride alongs with managers? even though there is no company car, and what do you really do in the summer time? do you still enter calls in or just input in the data base all new faculty information and do you get a budget to do lunches and take things to the faculty to get them to choose your company are there any guidelines, are they closed like when schools are closed and is it paid? on the salary is it a flat salary or do they do a draw vs commision type of deal
thanks

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Post ID: @2nwg+1fg2BWg7

Look elsewhere unless this is your first job out of college.

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Post ID: @2jeg+1fg2BWg7

If you are interviewing at Pearson you should reconsider. It's a terrible place. Completely incompetent VPs of sales across the country dictating what managers do. Their directives have nothing to do with increasing sales...which is how sales reps are paid.

Pearson reps are NOT sales reps. They are customer service reps. Run for the hills.

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Post ID: @1hze+1fg2BWg7

It sounds like you are interviewing. Definitely do more research before accepting the position. It’s not the amount of products you sell it’s the many way they are delivered with lots of third party players in the mix. You do presentations every day because every time you go to campus you are meeting and interacting and need to be at your best. The job is so much more complex than the few things you mentioned here. Be prepared to be everything from a date entry clerk to your own marketing machine, sales expert, technology problem solver and professional babysitter to the countless instructors and students who don’t really want to use our products and complain vehemently.

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