Education Management Corporation

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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
301 Reviews
2.4
301 Reviews
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Edward H. West
66 Ratings

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)

  • There is no job security there and you would be stupid to take a job there at this point in time (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work study student

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    Current Employee - Work Study Student  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked with your college hours, great co workers

    Cons

    only legally can work 20 hours a week, management always unresponsive,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the supervisors interact with students more. Certain employees at Art Institute of Houston could care less about the students and are very selfish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience was a positive growing and learning experience.

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    Current Employee - National Admissions Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - National Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It is a position you can be proud of. You will be changing lives for a living, and there is no job beyond that in which is satisfying.

    Cons

    Meeting Expectations, sometimes can be a little nerve-racking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Competitive salary and nice co-workers

    Cons

    Depends on which office you are working in. Some offices are more laid back than others

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  5.  

    good student job positions

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

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation part-time

    Pros

    If 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

    Cons

    its 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.

  6.  

    Neutral

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Business Analyst - Bottom up review.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    Limited 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 ManagementAdvice

    To 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').

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company in Transition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Benefits 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 ManagementAdvice

    Really 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!

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

    Excellent pay and benefits, difficult job.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is excellent and not working from paycheck to paycheck is ideal. Overtime is voluntary but encouraged often. The paid time off and holidays off are excellent.

    Cons

    The job is overly redundant. After some time one's conscience prohibits from being able to actually perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moral needs to be raised, encourage growth for the team members, and allow cell phones and internet browsing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It opened many doors for me as far as growth in my professional career.

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It's laid back fun atmosphere is why I'm on the brink of reaching my 10 year milestone with the company.

    Cons

    One of the biggest challenges with the company like with most the decision maker chooses his/her best friend instead of the best candidate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use some logic.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at EDMC has been a learning experience

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Downtown location it nice, Business Casual Atmosphere, opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Current Operating Environment is subpar, little stability within groups,communication from executives could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EDMC is a bad media darling. Let employees know about all aspects of what is going on within organization good or bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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