Thread regarding Pearson PLC layoffs

What made you lose all respect for Pearson?

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 single, specific thing, or has it happened over time as bad decisions continued to mount?

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Post ID: @OP+1g0oj564

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Respect lost when they decided specialized sales forces were out & fired everyone who wasn't P&C, even though M&S carried their as--s for years. Respect further lost when top performers were fired the month after getting awards. Respect nearly 100% gone when new outsider comes in & decides specialized makes sense again. Respect laughable when goals were announces or when "pay gap adjustments" were made but funny I got nadda. No transparency with salaries. No trust in management.

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Post ID: @2iduu+1g0oj564

When they lost an entire generation of talent.
When the head of my division hired her live-in girlfriend
When my boss put me on a bogus PIP in order to save his job

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Post ID: @1Jzwj+1g0oj564

Pearson bailed on many many working people. All they do like every corporation is put stress on workers so they die before retirement age or just pull the job out from under their feet and collect on the rest of the contract so they get the golden parachute.. Corp is and always will be the problem! Greedy satanic ba----ds!

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Post ID: @ktou+1g0oj564

When we stopped having sales meetings at Ritz Carlton properties.

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Post ID: @agvu+1g0oj564

OP I am going to focus on current times but this is always true. Do high level company people think that everyone else is stupid? That layoffs, reorgs, unobtainable goals, generally non sustainable practices and attitudes are not noticed while they continue to increase their net worth on our backs? In an attempt to get ahead, you're going to have some yes folks, formerly called yes men. They don't believe it either, they just want to advance. Few believe the nonsense even if they nod their heads.

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Post ID: @6ajk+1g0oj564

Marjorie caused the mess by not reacting to change until it was too late
John made the mess worse by only restructuring people and not the business
Andy is here to make himself and his unqualified friends rich while accelerating the mess into the dirt.

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Post ID: @5stn+1g0oj564

@2snv+1g0oj564 they knew, but they couldn't get it done - there's not been a single new business idea under this leadership other than the spice academy.

@2yeg+1g0oj564 I don't think the poster wants a stipend for an NYC apartment, they're just saying the CEO's is an embarrassment, and they're right. Pearson has enough reputation issues making profit in education and years of good PR won't fix d-mb moves like that.

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Post ID: @5cin+1g0oj564

Couple of thoughts:

2-3% pay increase?!? Who is getting those? For a decade they have been no higher than .5%

And Marjorie was NO knight in shinning armor...at all. In fact, many can point to her lack of vision and practices that dug the hold Pearson finds itself it.

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Post ID: @3ynr+1g0oj564

Pearson's been going down the dunny ever since Madge left. The nasty, narcissistic, blithering id--t hypocrite she left in charge did nothing but hire even worse sadists than himself while letting good people go and sending the company further down the drain. Now there's zero hope left except perhaps cashing out the otherwise worthless stock when some bo-b organization comes in to buy what's left before it enters the septic system and is gone for good.

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Post ID: @2eag+1g0oj564

The previous management never knew what to do and that is why they never did it my friend

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Post ID: @2snv+1g0oj564

Because he's an "elite." You are not. He's so important that he's entitled to those perks. You are not.

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Post ID: @2yeg+1g0oj564

Working our as--s off and being rewarded with declines for positions and then the consolation prize being a piddly 2 - 3% raise. It's really insulting, especially after our CEO proudly announced in his interview for the Sunday Times that he gets 7.5 million as a salary and a $20,000 a month stipend to keep an apartment in NYC for when he visits the NJ office. Why doesn't he stay in Jersey? It's insulting and sends a very clear message.

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Post ID: @2wta+1g0oj564

Sounds like a manager has a people project and came here to find out what’s going on in their own organization- lol.

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Post ID: @jxo+1g0oj564

The arrogance and hypocrisy of the new leadership is the final nail in the casket.

Many of us were downtrodden and running on empty under the previous leadership who knew what to do but never did it - we had a glimmer of hope with a regime change that was extinguished by a bunch of rich fools. I'm not running on empty anymore because I've decided not to run at all.

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