Education Management Corporation

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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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2.3 280 reviews

23% Approve of the CEO

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Edward H. West

(53 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Review of BMC, which is under EDMC

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI enjoyed all the perks that this company offers, such as tuition assistants, EDMC Perks website, and PTO. For the most part I enjoyed working here, I was given opportunity to make myself worthy and challenged day in and day out.

    ConsEmployees were overworked for what they got paid. I was in a smaller school setting with about 250 students and my job was cut, Records Assistant, and so my boss had to take over all the duties which she is already doing Registrar and HR duties. It was unfortunate that my job was cut but if management actually looked at what was being done it was a stupid move.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop over working your employee, this is one reason why there is a high turnover rate.

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

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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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    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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    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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    Love the goal to service an at risk population of non-traditional students

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEducation is the way to help this country and the world solve its problems. It is not necessarily all about the knowledge one learns at college but about the professional development, leadership and confidence that is gained when you complete a college education. This is one of the goals of EDMC, and it is a noble one. Help non traditional students that can not be successful at traditional and not for profit institutions. These students need to know how to solve problems such as a place to sleep and how to feed their children. EDMC understands this and has partnership with the community to assist this at risk population. Their graduates reduce welfare roles and homelessness for future generations. Very rewarding.

    ConsThe disconnect between corporate and campus leadership is wide. Corporate leadership is all about the numbers (the money). Campus leadership is about the student. This creates a horrible work environment for local campuses. They are required to give their all (no work-life balance) and give of their own resources to help make these at risk student successful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSend all of corporate leadership back to the campus level. This would put the corporation back in touch with its values.

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

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    Not bad, while it lasted.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsSurrounded by great people. Enjoyed the students.

    ConsAll about the bottom line. Work around rules to keep students. NOT transparent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare and take suggestions.

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

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    Excellent pay and benefits, difficult job.

    Admissions Representative (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThe 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.

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

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

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

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

    Financial Aid Officer (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

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

    ConsOne 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 Senior ManagementUse some logic.

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

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    My experience at EDMC has been a learning experience

    Analyst (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

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

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

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