Education Management Corporation

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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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2.3 276 reviews

22% Approve of the CEO

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Edward H. West

(51 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with and there are opportunities to move up here and there(in 13 reviews)

  • They compensate you fairly and have good benefits for employees, 401K match, insurance, wellness programs(in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family(in 14 reviews)

  • Management, hours, job security(in 12 reviews)

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    Ending badly

    Faculty (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe hours - though the teaching load is ridiculous compared to regular colleges - are a lot better than working in industry. Also there's a lot of autonomy, and my colleagues were top-shelf.

    ConsNo local control over decision-making. Web site and marketing is the same for a small town branch and a large urban institution. Faculty is constantly in fear of being "let go" for business reasons... there is no way to control your future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLocalize decision making. Empower faculty to make real decisions about their departments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Director of Finance

    Managing Director (Former Employee) Orange, CA

    ProsCompensation was good. Career opportunities up until about 2008 when the economy went down and the industry was under scrutiny.

    ConsPoor leadership at the highest levels in later years (after acquisition by Goldman Sachs in 2006).

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the local campus leadership make local decisions. Centralization led to the loss of many well qualified employees at campus locations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An okay place to work

    Product Developer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood location in Downtown Chicago; decent benefits and pay; supportive boss; good people overall

    ConsPoor planning and execution of new program development; low office morale; unstable industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to balance the "for-profit" aspects with the "education" aspects of the business; yes, you are selling a product, but when the product is education, there are different ways to handle the business aspects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Learning Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat training and team oriented!

    Consno local team members - all done via skype/phone/email

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFaculty have flexibility to set up their classes as they wish. They're not tied to teaching a standard program prescribed for every single campus as is the case at some other for-profit institutions.

    ConsVery low quality of students recruited. Faculty are expected to teach a greater load at this company than at any other institutions in the area.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The people here have treated me fine, nothing great nothing bad. It’s a job and I get my work done. People need to have

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGood pay and decent benefits.

    ConsThe management team needs to learn how to work with their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA lot more interaction needs to occur.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be nice, now layoffs all around

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsWorked with great people in my department

    ConsLayoffs every few months for the last 3 years, company is facing a huge whistleblower lawsuit and regulatory changes due to Gainful Employment rules. Best people are quitting if they haven't already been laid off. Upper management only cares about keeping investors like Goldman Sachs happy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart caring about what happens to the students again.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Say one thing, do another...

    Admissions Representative (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsEducational institution which is accredited and puts into writing that they seek to help their staff and students.

    ConsDoes not actually live up to the promises made to staff and students due to the nature of the company to drive profits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake a choice between profits or education because you can't have both. Efficiency leads to profits, but has a cost to end users and in an educational setting, profits must come after education is ensured. Shareholders thus, must believe stronger in the long-term power of education than of the importance of short-term profits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    way to go

    Internstructor (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    Prosmany locations are offered throughout the country

    Conssalaries are below normal and workload is above normal

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job, not a lot of room for growth

    National Admissions Representative (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsFriendly atmosphere, good to help out the youth.

    ConsNot much room for growth. Somewhat repetitve work.

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