Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Education Management Corporation
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Education Management Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA).
The interview process consisted of meeting an Admissions Manager and a Senior level Admissions Manager. There was some role playing about what I'd say to help encourage a potential student to apply for and start their college education. I was already experienced at a competing college, so the interview wasn't particularly hard. I knew that I had got the job the same day.
- Let's roleplay, I'll be the potential student and you be the admissions representative. How would you encourage me to apply to college here? Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Education Management Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA) in June 2015.
Online application, was called for an in-person interview, and then a follow up telephone interview that included a role play scenario. Generally a very unorganized process. This company is a revolving door... and it's not education. It's sales.
- Why should we hire you? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Education Management Corporation.
Quick- Applied to the position online, interviewed onsite about a week after I had an initial phone screen, had an offer within three weeks and started working two weeks after I accepted the offer.
- They asked a lot of questions around the research I did on the company prior to the interview. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Education Management Corporation.
What was most appealing to them was not my interests or my skill set, but that I could frame my narrative in an inspirational way. This company is run by soulless ghouls, just smile and make everyone feel your warmth. They made their review process seem rigorous by having me meet with multiple levels of management in their offices but ultimately they just want smiling, empty positivity and hope for the future of our doomed race while they run their scandal plagued hedge fund Frankenstein's monster into the ground along with the futures of many unsuspecting young people.
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Education Management Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA) in April 2015.
EDMC is very quick to responses to open positions. Once contacted, a telephone interview is held and then if selected, an initial face to face interview is scheduled soon after. They also have a second interview process with the hiring manager and possibly their team members. They continue to keep you informed throughout all of the interview process.
- What do you know about EDMC? 1 Answer
Helpful (5)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Education Management Corporation.
EDMC has a group interview process, usually an evening and morning format, and are very friendly. When I interviewed, they were looking for people to fill 3 different time slots and we could pick the one we wanted, which is great as I'm not a morning person and I start at 9am. The person who interviewed us was our manager. They let you know what your starting pay will be $40k for one year, and if you stay 4 years in the same position you'll be earning 57k. They tend to ask only 3 or 4 questions before sending you to their manager to talk with you. They are looking for people who are curious, and ask great questions. They are also looking for people who are coachable and want to learn.
- none. Make sure you have questions to ask them, especially what they would like to see from you in the first 90 days. Answer Question
There isn't any negotiation, almost everyone starts at 40k, except for those with prior admissions experience with another school, where they make a little more.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Education Management Corporation.
It took over 3 months for them to offer me a position. The interview questions were simple and interview team were very welcoming. Overall the interview was basic. Questions where about myself and with I could bring to their school.
- What is your weakness? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Education Management Corporation.
The school reaches out to the students through career services and e-mail so it is on you to apply. Once they review all the applications, they e-mail you to set up interviews or tell you if you weren't chosen. You work out the interview date with the head of the department and go in. They generally always want to know if you have questions about the job, but it's a very relaxed atmosphere.
- What are you hoping to get out of the job? Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
The interview process was good. It was a panel discussion and dialogue was free-flowing. The management, development and BA lead were represented in the discussion. The group was prepared with scripted questions. Not intimidating.
- I was asked to create a use case from a sample scenario document Answer Question
No negotiation options available; via recruiter
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Education Management Corporation in September 2014.
I applied through the website and was contacted a few weeks later by the recruiter. I scheduled a face to face interview for the next day with admissions manager. It was a very easy and simple interview since I use to work for edmc as a pre - national admissions rep but got laid off June 2014. Anyway, the interview was just going over what I did in my last role. Very similar to what I did before just more in depth. The interview took about 30 min. I recieved a call from HR recruiter an hour later saying that they want to move on the second interview which is a role play interview with one of the managers. I did that the next day. It lasted about 20 minutes. A few hours later, the HR recruiter called me back and made me an offer!
- Explain a time when you went over and beyond expectations Answer Question
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