Thread regarding Pearson PLC layoffs

Engagement Survey

Who did the confidential non-anonymous engagement survey? How did you answer? Do you think that you manger won't know your answers?

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I didn't know either but quick research showed that she was until the end of 2018. She is still on some other boards such as pure tech and makes some money doing that. She should have a high level of savings already.

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Post ID: @ekak+1j5kb5iv

@dedq+1j5kb5iv. As with most executives at mature businesses, she did little, got tons of press and made huge money. Pearson wasted $500mm on eCollege on her watch. One of the d-mbest acquisitions ever. Like so d-mb maybe there was a strategy behind it.

I had no idea she was/is on the board at Twitter. That is too funny.

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Post ID: @djub+1j5kb5iv

Speaking of MS. Wonder if she still is viewed as this legendary iconic figure of Pearson. Not in my eyes. She reaped the benefits of leading during publishing sales heyday when everyone got fat and happy. As soon as the first down year and signs of big change in the industry came, she hightailed out onto her big cushy board seat at Twitter.

Icon? More like shrewd, selfish, and cowardly. Jumped ship right before rough waters. Sure JF navigated them horrendously, but let’s not forget who put him there.

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Post ID: @dedq+1j5kb5iv

When Corinthian, ITT, Virginia College and all the other diploma mills cratered, it was game over for PLS. They had a good time riding that wave. Sales meetings at the Ritz. Pretty awesome stuff. The Cabal are all at Academic Partnerships now...at least they were.

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Post ID: @bxxe+1j5kb5iv

If you’re referring to PLS there were amazingly talented people in that part of the organization, but what they did was more in line (at the time) with POLS/Embanet. One of the big mistakes of the past decade was not folding POLs in NAHE. One of many mistakes

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Post ID: @avoq+1j5kb5iv

Some of the most crooked people I’ve ever met in business worked at Pearson during the Marge days. Remember PCLS?

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Post ID: @9lfj+1j5kb5iv

There is a clear disconnect between the corporate goals of making Pearson a viable business for investors and employee belief, ability and reality within the context of higher ed reality. We're talking blood-from - a-stone stuff here, folks. Top 500? How about fixing your internal challenges, inability to consistently offer product solutions and the overall perception that "education companies" are wolves in sheep's clothing? There are and really good people at Pearson. Smart, altruistic, honest, positive and loyal people who truly want to believe in the mission. But let's kick the ballistics. This is death by a thousand cuts because we've sold out our customers, bookstores are a shady cabal, our products have the reputation of being inordinately expensive and unreliable, and the constant ham-handed change in leadership reeks of desperation and lack of focus. I started in the days of Marge. We were an army. Focused, fun, driven and honored to serve the market. Now?

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Post ID: @8yoy+1j5kb5iv

Gallup is the real winner here. Consultant companies get paid handsomely for activities that are common sense. Filling a need that they create. Sounds familiar? Maybe they're hiring.

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Post ID: @3rid+1j5kb5iv

I didn't write the response you're referencing @1joh+1j5kb5iv but I agree with @1qtl+1j5kb5iv and I couldn't blow the smoke up their butts. I don't want to make my job difficult from retaliation either because I spoke the truth. If I believed that employees would be listened to, I would have responded. There aren't many opportunities for giving input so it was tempting to answer.
It's a silly survey that won't make a difference except that Gallup benefits if problems are found because they sell a solution.

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Post ID: @2ikp+1j5kb5iv

@1qtl+1j5kb5iv. If you are so tough, why don't you confront someone of power at Pearson face to face? I'm not talking about some trembling question at a town hall. I'm talking about a finger to the chest dust up in a meeting or a hallway, with others present.

I can't believe there is actually a thread about whether or not to complete a worthless survey.

Good grief this country has become so soft.

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Post ID: @1joh+1j5kb5iv

So bow down to this incompetent, arrogant management by marking everything with high ratings-No Thank You. This response is simply an act of enslavement. This survey isnt required and who cares what these fools with brittle egos think.

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Post ID: @1qtl+1j5kb5iv

There was a lengthy disclaimer before the survey began that you had to agree to and in addition to non disclosure, there was verbiage about holding everyone harmless in case confidentiality fails.
It was said that your race would be known to the tabulators so obviously everything would be known.
I wonder how much Gallup charged for this?

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Post ID: @npg+1j5kb5iv

Pearson routinely shares "anonymous" survey information with managers and executives. You WILL be identified in any of their "anonymous" surveys, and if you say anything negative, you WILL be retaliated against. Therefore, do respond to the survey (because they track non-respondents as malcontents too), and only blow smoke up their a** when answering. Tell them everything is absolutely wonderful - give the highest rating to every question asked.

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