Pearson's Minnesota Office Named to Star Tribune's Top Workplaces 2010

Jun 21, 2010, 15:36 ET from Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pearson VUE is proud to announce that they are part of the Pearson office in Minnesota that was named this week to the Star Tribune's 2010 list of Twin Cities' Top Workplaces. The award was based on a Star Tribune survey completed by employees of metro-area organizations earlier this year. Pearson currently employs 884 employees at its Bloomington locations, and was ranked 6th on the large (500+) public employers list.

Pearson VUE specializes in comprehensive computer-based testing (CBT) services that enhance the performance, reliability, reach and security of high-stakes testing programs. The company delivers millions of credentialing and academic admissions exams each year, ranging from individual, state-based licensure programs to the largest CBT program in the world.

"At Pearson VUE, we continually strive to provide employees with a healthy work/life balance, excellent personal growth opportunities and a path to career enhancement," said Bob Whelan, Pearson VUE CEO. "We are honored that our employees recognize this commitment."

"Pearson VUE is a great place to work. Employees are provided opportunities to improve themselves professionally along with the flexibility to enjoy a personal life," commented Enterprise Architect Peter Pascale. "I've had fantastic training opportunities and am continually challenged to develop a well-rounded set of skills." Pascale praises the company's work environment and team atmosphere. "I've always been impressed with the depth of business knowledge of my peers and the willingness to share it with each other to better serve the customer," he said.

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith congratulated each of the companies on their outstanding accomplishment. "They have succeeded in creating a positive workplace for their employees during very challenging economic times," he said.

Top Workplaces is produced by the same team that compiles the Star Tribune 100 report of best-performing public companies in Minnesota, utilizing the responses from more than 33,000 employees. The rankings were based on responses collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. The report can also be found at

About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world's most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.