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Pearson VUE Reviews

Updated 19 Nov 2019

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3.1
51%
Recommend to a Friend
59%
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Pearson VUE CEO Robert Whelan (no image)
Robert Whelan
90 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employees are diverse and seem to carry a family culture attitude throughout, which means that work life balance can be had here(in 14 reviews)

  • "Spacious work environment with enough privacy for phone screens(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "No opportunities for growth, usually not much to do, hours are often cut short(in 8 reviews)

  • "Reorganization has led to increase turnover rate, not much room for advancement, no guarantee of hours scheduled(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great team, great partners"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson VUE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I learnt a lot at my time at VUE. Great people.

    Cons

    Smaller team, less opportunity to move up

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    Pearson VUE2019-11-20
  2. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson VUE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits Leader in field

    Cons

    Too obsessed with looking after share holders No bonuses for employees but management get theirs no matter what, typical 2019 upper management.

    Pearson VUE2019-11-08
  3. "Great Job for during school"

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    Former Employee - Test Center Administrator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson VUE part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - snacks on the job - test administrator appreciation day rewards - discounted/online Pearson textbooks

    Cons

    - Can get boring - The frequency of hours available change every month. You could work 30 hours one week and then 15 the next. - If the testing center closes early due to testers completing their exams early, you don't get paid for your full scheduled time, you have to clock out early.

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    Pearson VUE2019-11-07
  4. "Peaks and troughs - Watch out for stuff coming from behind"

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    Former Employee - Test Administrator in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson VUE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Central location easy to get to, clients are good to interact with

    Cons

    When things are slow.... what out for those that like to push you out the door so they can acquire your shifts, and when they decide what is appropriate who sets the boundary, is the ones that have HR experience or do they just tell the others how to go about destroying other staff experiences And once your out the door there is no help for you at all so leave with the knives in your back just where others left them

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    Pearson VUE2019-11-12
  5. "Test Center Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Test Center Administrator in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson VUE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Easy job with lots of downtime.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth, usually not much to do, hours are often cut short.

    Pearson VUE2019-11-07
  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Test Centre Administrator in Newport, South East England, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearson VUE part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working hours and days - Good hourly rate

    Cons

    You will only be part time unless your a manger - Didnt seem like there was anyway to advance your career

    Pearson VUE2019-10-17
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Where to begin...."

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    Current Employee - Test Center Administrator in Moosic, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Pearson VUE part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very part time, meet many people

    Cons

    12 hour shifts with no lunch break Poor pay/raises Management at this time is not fully trained but is training new hires Childlike behavior in this test center Open on Saturdays when no one wants to work, so the same people are always stuck there

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    Pearson VUE2019-10-15
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearson VUE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leader in high stakes computer based testing with the worldwide infrastructure in place to retain dominance in this domain.

    Cons

    The larger Pearson organization lacks the leadership to stabilize itself in the changing educational materials industry which remains Pearson's primary revenue driver. Bleeding assets and capital as it tries to reestablish it's publishing revenue, Pearson is undermining it's other lines of business. Over the past six years, Pearson has gone through two major rounds of layoffs, offshored most remaining staff and neglected employees in an attempt to stabilize stock prices (unsuccessfully) and meet executive team bonus targets (successfully). Local Pearson VUE leadership is committed to supporting the larger Pearson initiatives for personal successes at the expense of it's employees. If you want average to below average compensation with little job security at a struggling company whose management that wasn't able to anticipate predictable developments in the education industry and hasn't been able to adapt in the intervening five years, Pearson is the company for you.

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    Pearson VUE2019-10-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor pay, poor hours"

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    Current Employee - Test Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pearson VUE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy job They offer benefits for 20+hrs a week

    Cons

    - Work almost all Saturdays - Substandard pay (new hire rate has not been increased for YEARS) - No lunch break, even during 13+ hr shifts (HEY EXECUTIVES, THIS IS AGAINST THE LAW)

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    Pearson VUE2019-10-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Easy job"

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    Current Employee - Test Center Manager 

    I have been working at Pearson VUE full-time

    Pros

    Easy job. Lots of down time. Can be a flexible schedule. Great for part-time work.

    Cons

    Very low pay. If you are full time can be very hard to get enough hours, requiring you to work every possible shift and long 13-14 hour days in order to get enough hours in for the weak. No advancement.

    Pearson VUE2019-09-23
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