Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Great people on the "indian" level vs (in 16 reviews)

  • There is great work life balance at EDMC as long as you are meeting your goals (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • They don't understand work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • If you don't meet your monthly goals you have to worry about job security (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Admissions Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent training to help potential students overcome their fears of enrolling into college to help them further themselves.

    Cons

    Was moved around a lot to many different teams and admissions managers over the time employed there. Survived several several layoffs that wasn't fun to be a part of.


  2. EDMC

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Chandler, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great sense of community, very relaxed environment. A great work-life balance here, and I've made a lot of great connections.

    Cons

    Some uncertainties with the for-profit education market, not many employee appreciation activities to participate in.


  3. Okay place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Chandler, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Follows school holidays
    Management listens to feedback and suggestions
    Competitive compensation
    Great 401k plan

    Cons

    Technical Leadership did not have a technical background
    Technical groups would drive personal agendas instead of what was good for the company, lack of management/leadership with a technical background fostered this behavior

    Advice to Management

    Either become technical and research options presented to you by your teams or employ a leadership team that can.


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  5. SSA

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good and The people there are great. Fast paced environment. There is zero down time and you will not get bored.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and it can be high pressure to get students and keep them. Sometimes weekend work is involved.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the talent in front of you. Some positions are paid very well and others are not. Typically front line staff makes more money than managers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    The Education Management Corporation was a fair, cooperative, and problem free employer

    Former Employee - Print Lab Worker in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Print Lab Worker in Denver, CO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pros of my job were that I was able to find employment while also being a full time student.

    Cons

    A con was that my work hours did take a way from the hours that I needed to study and practice my skills in my art program.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to be a little less rigid in the hiring process because many capable students were denied employment.


  7. Admissions

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice pay, friendly co-workers, nice students

    Cons

    Terrible management, long weeks, no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    No more work on weekends please


  8. Have been here for 13 years and have seen alot of changes.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Do embrace technology, do embrace their overall mission statement, like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Very poor communication within the company, sometimes secretive, very biased towards one part of the company.


  9. Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Academic Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Academic Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. It is fast paced and high pressure. You must be adaptable to change. The people are professional and nice for the most part. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Long hours. Located in the strip district. Parking stinks. Fast paced and high pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lower level employees more. We are in the trenches and are in touch with what is really going on.


  10. Financial aid specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. 50k+ starter

    Cons

    Late shift is annoying. Leave after 8

    Advice to Management

    Cut hours


  11. Phone job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    relaxed work environment, employee relations

    Cons

    phone job, practically cold calling sales



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