Education Management Corporation

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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
296 Reviews
2.4
296 Reviews
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Edward H. West
64 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. 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
  2.  

    Not bad, while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Surrounded by great people. Enjoyed the students.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share and take suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Education Management Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people on my team, very friendly work environment. Learned a lot in my time with the company and greatly value my experiences.

    Cons

    Not a business I am interested in for the long haul. Don't necessarily agree with the business model that is in place.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    For Profit Schools May be Going Away

    Current Employee - Business Development Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, and good reimbursement for money spent.

    Cons

    The whole Business Development Dept was laid off at the Art Institutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  8.  

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    There are great people who care about what they do

    Cons

    There is an unknown future

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant for 15+ people

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Lots of interaction with internal and external customers

    Cons

    For Profit Education - not necessarily focused on quality of student body OR its employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on quality and less on quantity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great company, not so much anymore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    Some of the managers really do care about their employees

    Cons

    VPs and Company heads have changed the corporate culture
    Entry level pay is terrible, and raises have been ceased for the past two years

  11.  

    I have a had a fair experience due to extensive turnover

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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

    There is great work life balance at EDMC as long as you are meeting your goals. They compensate you fairly and have good benefits for employees, 401K match, insurance, wellness programs

    Cons

    Unfortunate turnover at the local and corporate level, you are pushed hard to meet your goals but with no compensation for doing so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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