Education Management Corporation

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Updated Jul 24, 2014

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2.3 278 reviews

23% Approve of the CEO

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Edward H. West

(52 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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    Stepping Stone

    Accountant/Analyst (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    Proswork-life balance good, flex schedule

    Conslow ceiling for potential growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good student job positions

    Librarian (Student Worker) (Current Employee) North Hollywood, CA

    ProsIf you are a student at Ai, its helps alot by having an on campus job at your school. Its extra finances that could help you and since you are there for long hours anyways. Helps you recognize faculty and staff, directors, and even students

    Consits an average salary job just to help you get by. Not that many positions and you have to prove that you financially is within a range that needs the source of income.

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    Great place to learn and advance your skill set

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsWith such a wide range of products / projects being worked on at any given moment, there is so much to learn. You'll be a better person just 6 months into working here if you are motivated and willing to learn.

    I will and have recommended friends and family to work here, as I see first hand just what experience can be gained from this business.

    ConsWith the current political administration's attacks on for profit education, it's hard to say where we are going currently and where we will stand in the next coming years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more engaged with employees in keeping them in the loop at where the company projects are going and how it'll benefit the company. All to often projects happen with no understanding of what and why it's happening.

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

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    A difficult place to work and be happy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging environment lends itself to employees that are constantly learning and evolving; 401K match; ok time off benefits.

    ConsIncredibly unhappy workforce; no raises; thankless work environment;

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

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    Neutral

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement is great and tries their best to keep the team satisfied.

    ConsCompany focuses on and places more value into enrollment/admissions as opposed to Academic Counseling/Advising so that we can retain our best employees as well as see our students persist.

    Upper management seems disconnected, at times I feel that the people making the decisions at the top really need to consult with employees for best practices.

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

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    Good Company

    Enrollment Advisor (Current Employee) Chandler, AZ

    ProsGood work hours and great people.

    ConsToo much emphasis on getting students in after the deadline...like on the DAY the classes start.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the students choose their start date.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Business Analyst - Bottom up review.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsCompany is a much better place to work than I expected. People are smart and care about the educational mission. There is significant opportunity at EDMC for those driven and willing to accept responsibility. The company desperately needs people who can execute and are committed to seeing things through. If that's you, there your options are vast.

    ConsLimited collaboration across business units or functional areas. There are strong personalities in senior/middle management who 'know what's best and to hell with the rest'. The company is moving toward data-driven decision making but needs strong advocates to push this along.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo be successful the company needs to break down silos and encourage collaboration. There are too many line drawn between functional groups (IT and 'The Business') as well as the individual ed systems ('The Brands').

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company in Transition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery talented workforce; driven to do the right thing; great work ethic; good pay; company mission is something that is easy to champion

    ConsBenefits have quickly deteriorated (used to be very good); corporate culture changing - used to be collaborative but now everyone is trying to protect themselves; company has been short-sighted in looking for ways to become more efficient - only looking at layoffs; much larger savings could be realized by hiring the RIGHT staff and diving into major process change. C-Suite has ballooned with very high-priced people and high-priced consultants at the expense of rest of the company - major change is needed in management. Need to bring in true business process leaders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally listen to your staff. They understand better than anyone what needs to be done to right this ship - you are woefully underestimating your own staff's strengths and capabilities. Own up to your bad decisions and work to correct them - not repeat them...it is IMPOSSIBLE to cut your way back to profitability!

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

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork hours.
    People.
    Environment.

    ConsZero. I thought everything about this company was pretty great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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    It put food on the table

    Admissions Representative (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Pros-Friendly Coworkers
    -Great pay for the kind of job
    -Decent training

    Cons-No room for creativity
    -Boring robotic work after you're molded into the kind of machine EDMC-OHE wants you to be
    -slimey sales tactics - for example their (EDMC'S) biggest practice hammered into employees, is to overcome objections. Thats fine, but when a student who is telling me they cant enroll right now because their mom is in the hospital I was reprimanded for not saying to the potential student, "great! Sounds like you'll have alot of time to do classwork while at the hospital." Sorry, I wont take on the cold calculated aspect of what a poor corporation can be. I'm a human too. Needless to say I up and left, without having a backup job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a heart. Don't be numbers driven, if your biggest concern is having a quality conversation with potential students, rate the employee on that. Don't treat students as a cash cow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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