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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"The experience here can depend upon your manager and your country."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Pearson is a great place to hone your skills but may not be the best place for a career, depends a great deal on which department you are in especially in POLS"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"flex-time, WFH options, better culture"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Perhaps not at my level but certainly at higher levels there are many women in leadership roles."
Anonymous Review Image
"This company has so much turnover and is desperate for new talent. Bargain hard for the best salary/compensation you can get. If they fall short, plan on staying a year or two so that you can get great experience. Also executive leadership/HR don't address issues that affect culture (sex, age discrimination and bullying) so this is a very toxic environment to work in. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Executive Sales Representative, Sales
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"There have been many reductions in force and reorganizations since the company has not responded well to market shifts. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great maternity package, and open to flex working. But don't get pregnant if you want to come back afterwards. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Not make pregnant women or women on maternity leave redundant. "
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
40 Paid | 12 Unpaid
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"This is a good company. Fair and flexible. Although a lot of politics. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Less reorgs more real collaboration."
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"As a working mom, working with Pearson has allowed me flexibility so I can excel at my career as well as have a quality of life outside of work. Pearson is very flexible with remote work as well as flexible working hours."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Sr. Technical Recruiter,
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It is a large company and different departments may have different cultures; however, the sales organization is a "boys club". Women are not respected, or paid equally. Leadership leverages ambiguous bonus incentive plan language to avoid fair and transparent compensation for women sales executives. This is well documented. Last year the CEO earned his performance bonus by reducing sales bonus payouts to his employees. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"If Education is a passion - and you enjoy working with talented colleagues - this is the place for you"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"There is not a good work-life balance, and the daily stress is tough on women's health. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Flexible to work for. Casual dress. Management in my case is easy to talk with."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Leave policies are not good but everything else is. There is a great employee resource group - WILL - which offers amazing developmental opportunities. And it's not like a club. It is part of the business."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"This position is very flexible, but the compensation just isn't enough to support a family and your job security isn't great."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Expect all your meetings to be dominated by male employees. They are the ones management takes seriously. A female and male colleague could have same concern and management would listen to the man and call the woman hysterical. So much mansplaining"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Find another career. Don't work here. You will never receive a raise, even if you get a promotion. Men will be paid more for the same job."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Pearson Education can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Maternity leave was generous compared to other US companies. Occasionally uncovered sexism but this was on a person-to-person basis and in general, equality was universal."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Marketing Manager, Pearson Learning Solutions
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Paid | 2 Unpaid
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked at Pearson for over 10 years and there are many women working at Pearson throughout the company in roles that span the corporate structure from entry level through the executive level. In speaking with colleagues outside of Pearson, I believe that the benefits are above average both in Healthcare/family care and many other programs to support work/personal life balance. Maternity leave is the bare minimum with many co-workers using all of their vacation time, personal and sick time for the year to be at home for the longest amount possible. I rarely see any men take advantage of the two weeks paternity leave afforded to them."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Manager, Global
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked here for almost 3 years and there are a lot of women working in my department. Generally I believe they are treated fairly but new management is male-dominated and not open to the flexibility and work life balance we had before. Which makes it tougher for women to balance home and work obligations. Mid-level women don't seem to advance because of these subtle issues. Also, while maternity leave is generous here I think women are judged harshly by some colleagues and managers for taking the full time."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Marketing Manager, N/A
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 2 Unpaid
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"If you live close by and have a flexible boss then I think you are okay. Otherwise, no!"
Anonymous Review Image
"I worked there over 10 years. The first 4 were wonderful, then they got too big for their britches and no longer cared about the workers. Mgt was too busy trying to make themselves look good."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"It's as good a company for men as for women... The company ITSELF was terrible."
Anonymous Review Image
"The only good thing was the insurance benefits. Other than that it was pitiful with raises and appraisals."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"No professional development opportunities in this department with little to no career growth."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Lead Instructional Designer, Course Design Development and Academic Research
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have worked here for 5 years with 3 company aquisistions during the process. Now that we are Pearson I expected more professional development training but in fact we have none. I enjoy the flexible work hours but in a position and area with no career path. I am hoping this will get better as we become more of the Pearson company."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Lead Instructional Designer, Course Design Development and Academic Research
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Constant reorganization, every 6 months. Many layoffs"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Service Coordinator, Learning Services
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"No thoughts at this time."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Product Manager, N/A
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Pearson has been a great company to work for...how the enable learning is something to be proud of. Currently there is a lot of restructuring going on and you never know when you are going to be on the chopping block. The culture has shifted as well from a friendly, family oriented company to a be happy you still have a job. There use to be a sense of community at Pearson that no longer exists. But I sincerely hope that once the restructuring is complete that Pearson will once again be an employer of choice."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Constant restructuring makes it unstable"
Anonymous Review Image
"n/a"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"n/a"
Anonymous Review Image
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Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 4 Unpaid
Would you recommend Pearson Education to other women?
"Depends on the dept/job/manager"
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