Education Management Corporation

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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
171 Reviews
2.8
171 Reviews
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Edward H. West
171 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with and there are opportunities to move up here and there (in 16 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is comfortable unless you have a family; you will work Saturdays (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family (in 19 reviews)

  • There is no job security there and you would be stupid to take a job there at this point in time (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Phone job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    relaxed work environment, employee relations

    Cons

    phone job, practically cold calling sales

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great flexibility. Promotions are few.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility is really the only nice attribute. You work normal hours.

    Cons

    Benefits are not there. No 401k, no raises. Healthcare is bad.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience with lot of great people to work with.

    Current Employee - Instructional Media Designer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Instructional Media Designer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment, education benefits, great people.

    Cons

    My experience here has been fun.

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  5.  

    Very fast paced, ever changing, matrix organization.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Love the work, students, people and mission. Opportunity to advance if open to relocation.

    Cons

    Fast paced always. Work/life imbalance. Need better systems and processes to improve administrative efficiencies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Smart people to work with

    Cons

    No real cons that I can think of

  7.  

    Turning the ship around.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    EDMC has turned the ship around and started aligning business practices with mission, values and beliefs. The future for the company should be more stably after recent layoffs and restructuring.

    Cons

    Formal organization that uses formal processes to create change and innovation. For profit education is under scrutiny thus creating a difficult climate and unpredictable environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership must display emotional intelligence and focus on behavior and professional development for a productive and committed workforce regardless of the challenges in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant director of admission

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, plenty of leads

    Cons

    Horrible hours, horrible old leads, unprofessional management, extreme micromanagement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Default Prevention

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to be creative and allows for career development

    Cons

    low salary and not a lot of opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love this place!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Chair in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Program Chair in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the Commrodary at this work place.

    Cons

    Can not think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sales, not education

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much. You'll learn a lot about sales and how to overcome typical excuses from students. You also learn a lot about the education business.

    Cons

    Ethics are sketchy at best. It's all about numbers and talking students into certain programs. It's more of a telemarketing and high pressure sales job than anything. To make numbers, management pressures you to put students who are destined to fail then owe a bunch of loan money into college anyway. There's a huge gap between admissions and academics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've forgotten that graduation rates and students being successful matters. It's about more than just numbers and the pressure to perform guarantees our bad reputation will stick around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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