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November/December layoffs at Pearson

Pearson North American Higher Education will most likely get reorganized in early November/late December so in January new territories and heads can get ready for 2018. Also decisions will be made by then and won't impact orders from bookstores... read more
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Pearson PLC Layoffs 2018

I need to ask you a few things - are there going to be layoffs, who will be affected, if yes where and when will cuts take place. How about employees located in London.
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Old News (From August): Pearson To Lay Off 3,000 More Employees

I don't believe this has been posted before: BAD NEWS FRIDAY: As part of a plan to cut costs by £300 million (approximately US $394 million), Pearson is planning to lay off 3,000 more employees “with a particular focus on managerial position,”... read more
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Whoever created Pearson's TPS site either had a morbid sense of humor or got rolled hard. Seen my share of TPS filler-outers over the years as most managers couldn't correctly fill out the online forms... read more
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The IT Crowd

HR is a joke, you report bullying they go against you. You have witnesses but they are too scared to come forward in case of retribution. As soon as you report it you suddenly find your self getting put on PIPS. The fact is IT buys things for so... read more
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Reporting people is useless

Posting on this site has more of an impact than reporting awful people to their managers or HR. Until the company figures out ignoring employee concerns is probably not wise, expect it to continue. , unfortunately this is so true. Not to... read more
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Rampant bullying and intimidation

Bullying and intimidation by the DMs and RMs is rampant at Pearson. Yet they offer zero help or guidance. Very toxic culture. I've worked with all the regions and the central region is by far the worst. All the good Pearson people left 2010-2013... read more
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how many times do you have to contact HR about your boss?

Seriously. Our manager has been turned in 7+ times from several different people over the past 12 months, AND HALF the team has quit, yet HR and their manager do nothing. They haven't put them on a plan, reprimanded them.....NOTHING. If a lowly rep... read more
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No respect for the employees

there is absolutely no respect for the employee at Pearson. people are being laid off left and right, with no regard for merit. those who stay get miserable raises that don't even match cost of life, while the completely useless CEO pockets another... read more
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Layoffs are nothing new at Pearson

Pearson has been having layoffs through organizational restructuring continuously for years now. Most of it flies under the radar since they are making sure to get rid of small enough number from various departments to avoid having to issue WARN... read more
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Pearson business cycle

Pearson business cycle is defined as follows: Lower earnings expected Annual 3000 layoff Restructure CEO get pay increase and bonus Repeat Eventually there will be nobody left.
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Pearson is a mess, no wonder layoffs are coming

This company has been a complete mess since the latest CEO took over. There is absolutely no strategy for the overall company, different groups are either not communicating or are asserting their will (I am looking at you, Finance) in a way that does... read more
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All You Lifers Enjoying the Open Floor Plan?

bright lighting noisy neighbors people still watching youtube or playing solitare in the open pu--y senior management hiding away in alcoves major mistake reason why alot of competent folks have left on their own ps: work from home? complete... read more
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Doubt it'll be the managers that are let go

I'm skeptical that they'll actually cut managerial positions. My department in Boston is so top heavy that, with all fiolettsk.rus of non-managerial positions and people leaving, there are almost as many middle managers as non-managers. Yet, I bet... read more
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Does anyone know if you are able to accept another position with another company while still collecting severance with Pearson.
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3000 Layoffs with a focus in managerial positions

Pearson Plc made good on a pledge to cut costs, slashing 3,000 jobs and cutting its interim dividend to preserve cash as it works on a turnaround of its struggling education business. The stock advanced. The staff cuts, about a 10th of the company’s... read more
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No forward thinking in Pearson

That was by far the worst NSM to date. They will never figure out how to alot time for the sessions. Not enough time and not every marketing team deserves time to speak. Focus on the $ makers that are coming out. Not the 5 copy adoption. There were... read more
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Cut the trophy stick, give us our commission

I was at the awards show and it is a joke that everyone got the participation trophy. I got one and forgot to take it back to my room, so probably was discarded. I don't want a participation trophy--I want my commission that they continue to screw me... read more
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The Emotional Stages of a Pearson Rep

The emotional stages of a Pearson rep: Triggered bc they got screwed on their bonus for the 5th straight year. They start looking for a new job. That will show them. Contact a bunch of ex Pearson people on LinkedIn telling them you want out FOR REAL... read more
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Pearson NSM

So I'm an inhouse employee in Boston -- I'm currently working 10 hour days pushing projects through to get ready for the higher ed sales force. While I am working like crazy to get everything done for successful delivery, I see lots of wasted time... read more
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Zero accountability for everybody but reps

They will never be able to rip the bandaid off. The people making the decisions know if a major restructure actually happens, then their jobs and all manager jobs are on the line too. Soooooo many middle management all trying to save their butts... read more
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More layoffs in the assessment division

They're probably going to shutter everything and ship it to MN. Testing numbers are down 30% this year. Customer service is suffering because there isn't enough staff to answer client inquires. Good luck to them. Get out before they can you.
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Leadership Council

Anyone else find it funny that the same names make it every year, give or take 3-5 names? I know for a fact there are people going that haven't hit their goal 2 years in a row. Funny they won't release the criteria or actual rankings to the... read more
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Pearson Higher Ed

I'm surprised that Pearson Higher Ed did not restructure the sales force this summer. With the Senior VP of sales out the door, it would have made sense. It will be interesting how they operate in Q4.
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Is Pearson just like Sears?

What do Sears and Pearson have in common? They were once at the top of their respective industries, have sold off most of their assets, and are in constant crisis mode. The worst part of the comparisons are both businesses believe they can cut jobs... read more
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Pearson must shed British English and adopt American English

Let's face the reality. British once ruled half of our planet, and they took English to every corner of the planet. The fall of British and rise of America can be seen every where. People are deserting British English and switching to American... read more
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Pearson should disintegrate

People are very arrogant; some do not care of authors; if authors ask some valid questions, they are sent threatening letters instead of answering those questions. Death to Pearson and its subsidiaries.
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Pearson Leadership Council - 2017?

Anyone know if Pearson is having PLC in the U.S. for Higher Ed as they have had in past years? If so, where is it located?
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Sr. VP of HED Sales in U.S.

So what's the scoop on why he got canned? What happened?
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Pearson in Talks to Sell Parts of TutorVista

Sell sell sell In this week’s dealmaking news, Pearson is in the process of selling parts of its TutorVista to India-basted BYJU’s—and is also assessing the future of its U.S. K-12 courseware business. Also, private equity firm Gauge Capital has made... read more
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San Antonio Layoffs

Another San Antonio location Lay off Most of the call center reps were layed off Last Day is 06/30/2017 The left hand does not talk to the right hand. Management Dont have a clue what they are doing and to top it off PEARSON DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE... read more
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Everyone who works there is miserable and the environment is toxic.

Pearson is a joke. 11 years, 13 managers and countless re-orgs. Thank GOD I was laid off. Best thing that ever happened to me. The anxiety of never knowing if you had a job the next year was debilitating. This company used to be about the kids and... read more
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Pearson Mulls Selling US K-12 Business to Further Slash Costs

BOOKS ON THE BLOCK: One of Pearson’s bread-and-butter businesses—U.S. K-12 courseware—may be the next item on the chopping block. The is the latest in a string of assets that the beleaguered company is trying to shed. The publisher sold The Financial... read more
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So, who exactly is safe?

Goal exceeded with actual revenue increases 12 of 14 years, 100% excellent performance reviews, 100% budget management, 100% on time projects and reports, high employee retention, team player = buh-bye.
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FDOCs / Tracking

US sales reps- don't forget to track your (fake) FDOCs and close out ALL of your business in OneCRM by the end of the week- even if the info isn't correct- because let's be real- they only want info in there that they WANT to see, not the reality of... read more
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Another round of layoffs coming.

Fallon announced plans for more layoffs at the AGM today. Thousands of people already have, and will continue to lose their jobs under his leadership and this idiot doesn't have the decency to decline a very undeserved salary increase.
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