Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Benefits, pay, and perks are better than other large employers in the area.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Pay seems to be slightly more at this company than others companies would pay for the same position

    12 paid holidays

    3 weeks vacation available for use right away (most places start you with 2 weeks which you need to accrue)

    Eligible for benefits after 30 days (they begin after 60 days)

    Free tuition to any of their schools after 90 days with no commitment to the company after graduation

    A lot of managers care about employee morale and their are a lot of personal development programs available

    Upper management does attempt to communicate the state of the company through meetings with question and answer sessions

    Work from home a few days a week for many positions

    Clean bathrooms; every hour on the hour

    Cons

    Poor company outlook; this is a good job for me because I only plan on being here for about two years, but I wouldn't bank on making it my career

    A lot of layoffs

    401k match was taken away

    The workload can be pretty heavy at times. If someone quits or there are layoffs in other cities, it does not seem like people are hired to fill the previous position

    You need to remain in a position for 1 year once you accept it (understandable to a degree if you are trying to change every 2 months, but it can be a little ridiculous)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems there is a large effort right now to retain employees. If this is the case, give people a chance to advance. I missed an opportunity for a better position that I most likely would have gotten had HR approved my app just shy of a year. It would have been a year by the time I changed roles and I probably would have considered staying with the company considerably longer had I gotten that position.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Long Lasting Relationship cut short

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HS Representative
    Former Employee - HS Representative

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Great product
    Rewarding
    Can make a difference

    Cons

    Money management - company not doing good
    Grew too big too fast

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. This company has been great to me!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Interesting work, great co-workers, opportunity for advancement, decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Some upper level management like to micro-manage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 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.

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Default Prevention

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Admissions Rep.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great building, superb training. great team members.

    Cons

    I just started working there. Everything seems ok so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    In depth sales training & coaching. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not having enough financial aid representatives to handle the pipeline of new students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the sales representatives to handle the potential students with more independence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. LOVE working for this company!! Best job I've ever had! Great training, great management, great pay and benefits!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - High School Representative
    Current Employee - High School Representative

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

    Pros

    Management, Training, Hours, Work-LIfe Balances, PTO, Pay, Benefits

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great overall experience! Allowed the opportunity to help others in pursuing their educational goals!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not micro managed, fulfilling and rewarding work. Amazing work environment, many minor perks of the job. Job title assigned carries a lot of "weight" in the professional world

    Cons

    "What have you done for me lately" attitude from the management. "Pushed" to accomplish start goals...sometimes beyond what is best for the student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember exactly what the staff has to go through with each individual student

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

    Admissions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great job, very good company to work for with a great life/work balance.

    Cons

    Just found out company is doing very poorly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shape up or you may not be in business much longer

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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