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Education Management Corporation – Why Work For Us?

Celebrating More Than 40 Years of Delivering Quality Higher Education to the Communities We Serve undefined

Education Management Corporation is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue, with 110 locations in 32 U.S. States and Canada. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Education Management employs over 23,000 full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty and staff, and serves approximately 125,560 students as of October 2013.

EDMC's education institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the creative and applied arts, behavioral sciences, education, health sciences and business fields, culminating in the award of associate's through doctoral degrees as well as non-degree programs. EDMC faculty are skilled instructors and trained professionals in their fields. Many faculty have extensive industry experience as well as the necessary academic qualifications.

EDMC has proudly provided career-focused education for more than 40 years. Our value system is founded in the belief that excellence in education is measured by practical outcomes that enhance the lives of our students, enabling them to make important contributions in their workplace and in their communities. For years, our faculty and staff have been committed to educating students who care about the world around them, and strive to contribute in meaningful ways. Wherever an EDMC school can be found — a big city or a small town, the common thread that joins our schools and our students is the value of education in one's own career and life.

Our Company undefined

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Education Management Corporation is one of the area’s largest and fastest-growing employers—and is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America in terms of student enrollment and revenue.

We’re a growing company based on strong principles and a successful history. But perhaps more importantly, we’re a company that’s poised for a successful future as a national leader in for-profit education.

Our Values

We measure our success by the success of our students.

At Education Management Corporation, our culture is one of collaboration, and empowerment. Our values are integrity, and mutual respect. But our mission—the reason we exist, the focus of our efforts—is the student.

Each of us at EDMC, from admissions to finance, from instructors to technicians, is committed to helping each of our students across all of our schools achieve the utmost academic, professional and personal success.

We judge our success as individuals and as a company against the success of our students. And when we see our students make a real impact in their professions—and a real difference in the lives of others—we know we’re fulfilling our mission.

Your Career

Along with your unique set of abilities and experiences, you have a practically unlimited potential for success. All you need is the chance to work in a supportive, collaborative environment. One that rewards innovation and initiative. And one that’s rich with opportunity.

That’s exactly what you’ll find here at EDMC. We’re invested in the success of each individual. Through our wide array of professional disciplines, we’ll connect you to the opportunity that best suits you and your aspirations. And we’ll make sure you have the chance to broaden the scope of your responsibilities and explore new professional directions as well.

It’s your career. It’s our mission to help you advance it.

Education Management Corporation Reviews

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  • Benefits, pay, and perks are better than other large employers in the area.

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    I have been working at Education Management Corporation


    Pay seems to be slightly more at this company than others companies would pay for the same position

    12 paid holidays

    3 weeks vacation available for use right away (most places start you with 2 weeks which you need to accrue)

    Eligible for benefits after 30 days (they begin after 60 days)

    Free tuition to any of their schools after 90 days with no commitment to the company after graduation

    A lot of managers care about employee morale and their are a lot of personal development programs available

    Upper management does attempt to communicate the state of the company through meetings with question and answer sessions

    Work from home a few days a week for many positions

    Clean bathrooms; every hour on the hour


    Poor company outlook; this is a good job for me because I only plan on being here for about two years, but I wouldn't bank on making it my career

    A lot of layoffs

    401k match was taken away

    The workload can be pretty heavy at times. If someone quits or there are layoffs in other cities, it does not seem like people are hired to fill the previous position

    You need to remain in a position for 1 year once you accept it (understandable to a degree if you are trying to change every 2 months, but it can be a little ridiculous)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems there is a large effort right now to retain employees. If this is the case, give people a chance to advance. I missed an opportunity for a better position that I most likely would have gotten had HR approved my app just shy of a year. It would have been a year by the time I changed roles and I probably would have considered staying with the company considerably longer had I gotten that position.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Education Management Corporation Interviews

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Education Management Corporation.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Easy Interview

Education Management Corporation Awards & Accolades

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Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
Top Master's Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008
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Additional Info

Headquarters Pittsburgh, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1962
Type Company - Public (EDMC)
Industry Education
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Education Management Corporation is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue, with 110 locations in 32 U.S. States and Canada. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Education Management employs over 24,000 full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty and staff, and serves approximately... More

Mission: Education that builds careers and transforms the lives of those who teach, learn and work here.

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