Education Management Corporation

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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
318 Reviews
2.4
318 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great people to work with and there are opportunities to move up here and there (in 16 reviews)

  • They compensate you fairly and have good benefits for employees, 401K match, insurance, wellness programs (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family (in 18 reviews)

  • There is no job security there and you would be stupid to take a job there at this point in time (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    so sad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    management doesn't get into your classes and allows you a great deal of freedom to teach and design your classes…but you also don't get rewarded for working hard and well

    Cons

    for profit school and makes decisions based on profits and not on good student results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your faculty more..focus on the students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a very structured organization

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    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative

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

    Pros

    Off weekends and holidays!

    Cons

    Not very structured, too much favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should undergo a very in-depth training so that they can learn to handle situations professionally. Proper training would also provide more uniformity and once again STRUCTURE to the company!!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    this company is a significant player in an established industry, geographically disbursed with various locations an several states in north america

    Cons

    this company pays low salaries and has been in a continuous state of reorganization and outsourcing for three years or more. company sales have been flat or declining for over two years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Learned a great deal unfortunately my position was eliminated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pitts, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pitts, PA

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, ability to work from home and also flexible for work hours. Office was close to my home 15 minutes away.

    Cons

    Did not have the ability to move forward in technology to enhance my job skills and career with in EDMC. Management overlooked me to get training to widen my skill set.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    More work than you will ever want, not really worth it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    decent pay. good benefits. My co-workers are my family.

    Cons

    If you have a family, you will never see them. You will work saturdays, evenings. Upper Management (EDMC) which controls the campus I work for is pretty much clueless, greedy, inconsistent in implementing the frequent policy change. They won't let go of abusive higher management because they make their "numbers". Hostile working environment. This company is hemorrhaging and there have been frequent layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees! Out workloads have doubled! We are stressed out and cannot keep up with the frequent policy changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Working for a school that is partly owned by an investment bank is an exercise in contradictions

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good toys for teachers and opportunities for teaching experiences

    Cons

    elimination of as many positions and benefits as possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Education for profit- Really? Maximizing profit and maximizing education can be mutually exclusive at times. Which master will you follow?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Part time job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation part-time

    Pros

    Hours are good and fun

    Cons

    Hard to get additional classes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A lot of pressure

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Opportunity to work closely with a team of people.

    Cons

    A lot of sales pressure.
    No job security

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay for a while.

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great location, great training program for inside sales/recruiting. Work population consists of dominantly people 1 - 5 years out of college.

    Cons

    Negative work culture. Various work experiences based on who's team you are on. They frown on telling you just how important recruiting students is to your success during your career here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on a positive work culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Run

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent salaries for starting jobs, many wonderful co-workers, and it's fairly easy to get hired. And they hire people with a great range of ages and backgrounds.

    Cons

    When you're in Admissions it's a sales job. We were encouraged (and jobs depended on) enrolling students who could not write a grammatical sentence, much less thrive in an online college environment. For a precious few students it's a good match. But that's rare. You are constantly hounded to produce and bring up your numbers. You're monitored for compliance errors constantly. In order to make your numbers you need to work many overtime hours on evenings and weekends. It's debilitating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it less about money and more about academics. Make it harder for students to get in. Offer better technical support. Students were subject to frequent computer glitches in the classroom.

    No opinion of CEO

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