Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  • Great people on the "indian" level vs (in 16 reviews)

  • There is great work life balance at EDMC as long as you are meeting your goals (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • They don't understand work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • If you don't meet your monthly goals you have to worry about job security (in 18 reviews)

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  1. A qualified good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great opportunities to expand personally and add things to your toolbelt. Relatively willing to be flexible concerning hours and time worked.

    Cons

    Somewhat stingy with raises, regulatory environment has been harsh, high turnover makes projects kind of difficult. It's been a rocky few years.

    Advice to Management

    Management is already pretty aware of retention issues stemming from salary freezes and overwork, so I suppose my only advice is to address those areas more.


  2. Great in-betweener

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the amount of experience required. Coworkers are friendly, great atmosphere. Many PTO days starting off.

    Cons

    Will spend A LOT of time on the phone dialing. Can feel like telemarketing. Lots of pressure from management.


  3. Just What I Needed

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work on homework during downtime. Read tons of the books in the library. Received preferential treatment from senior staff and faculty.

    Cons

    Can get boring if you're not good at entertaining yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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  5. When times were good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun environment, good raises, challenging work

    Cons

    Lack of good reporting systems, too many manual calculations

    Advice to Management

    Know your people and what they do


  6. Online Faculty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Other dedicated full time faculty

    Cons

    Job insecurity related to enrollment and changes to the corporate structure


  7. Let's Get Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality educational programs and faculty

    Cons

    Horrible marketing and executive planning

    Advice to Management

    Let's get better ASAP before we go the same direction that many of our competitors are going


  8. Great people under valued by the powers that be

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    Current Employee - Desktop Analyst
    Current Employee - Desktop Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and what they are trying to do is excellent. Good home/work balance

    Cons

    Those higher ups often appear not to value what they have. The company is now basically run by accountants and people who do not understand the roles their employees have.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Spend time and lots of it at the Campuses.


  9. the company is changing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    For the better but it will never be the same again

    Cons

    It should only be considered a stepping stone to something else.


  10. Business Analyst

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

    I worked at Education Management Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly community work environment. Service and student centered organization. Team culture.

    Cons

    Due to economic changes company is downsizing making the resulting in lowered stahility.


  11. a review of EDMC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Current senior management truly cares about the students and the direction of the company.

    Cons

    Prior senior management only cared about growth and left the current management with a hot mess.

    Advice to Management

    keep hope alive



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