Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    ADA

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

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    Good work force, lower management excellent work with, good product & presentation material, very through training on the front end.

    Cons

    Upper management only cares about the number, no concern tot he reps or the student, poor training on the back end like the details of enrollment, financial aid & specific documents. Compliance department are head hunters, looking for any reason to get you fired, all calls recorded & mentored. I personally found them to be non-compliance but nothing is done about that. A lot of micro management.

    Advice to Management

    Back off on pushing the student into class, it is better to have the student attend for the right reasons, not just so you can make a plan. Please be honest with the admissions representatives & don't lie to them!


  2. No job security

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    Good people, some good benefits

    Cons

    Disorganized and lack a long term vision, advancement or job security


  3. Helpful (1)

    Admissions rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, I made lots of friends. A very easy commute to work

    Cons

    Constant micro management. Very high tuition for online learning and a lot of pressure to turn phone calls into applications


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Staff Accountant II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant II in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Co-workers, plenty of oppurtunity to expand your work horizon

    Cons

    Struggling company, over burdened employees

    Advice to Management

    Can survive on a skeleton crew forever


  6. Helpful (1)

    Finance Counselor

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

    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

    Close to my home, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Management style is one of fear and intimidation. Management enjoys letting the employees know they are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the fear and intimidation style. Support the employees.


  7. Good Company BUT be cautious

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Education Management Corporation is a great company. There are a lot of friendly and talented people that work for the company and everyone supports each other. Managers and supervisors provide the freedom to get your work done.

    Cons

    I would highly, highly recommend that you do a lot of research before joining the company. There are a lot of changes happening, and you need to be comfortable with the changes.


  8. Helpful (1)

    It has been an emotional roller coaster to say the least.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

    Pros

    If you make it to your one year anniversary then you receive a $5,000 raise. The benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    The goals set by the company are unrealistic, management is terrible, and it's very stressful relying on unreliable people to meet your goals every month because if you don't then you'll be let go from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic and give positive feedback to your teams.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Management is petty and vindictive. Has favorites

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Salary and benefits are good but you really have to work hard and the management is unfair and makes unreasonable demands.

    Cons

    Leaders have agenda to advance does not really care about students or rmployers

    Advice to Management

    Promote the right people not the favorites


  10. Helpful (1)

    EDMC

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

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The internal team I worked on was great, most were not just coworkers but became friends. They really were passionate for what they did but there was so much realignment it was hard to stay focused worried if the next day you'd still have a job to come back to.

    Cons

    The ethical problems currently being investigated by the department of education. It was hard to be proud of the job you did when your company was on the news for fraud on a regular basis.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Ok place to work

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

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people. Great location

    Cons

    No room for growth. No sense of leadership or direction.



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