Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Pros
  • 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. Let's Get Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. a review of EDMC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  6. tough times

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly faculty non-competitive atmosphere benefits and paid holidays small classes

    Cons

    fiscal decline year over year no job security, declining enrollment

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the company, faculty, facility, and student experience


  7. Declining company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    EDMC offers good benefits, especially education benefits for anyone looking to go back to school.

    Cons

    Lots of downsizing right now creating tough job stability. You'd have to be in the growing markets of the business if you want to stay long-term.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay & Benefits., Caring supervisors

    Cons

    Tedious work, unrealistic metrics. Company does not care about staff or customers.


  9. Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    Most staff and faculty are qualified to do their jobs.

    Cons

    No job stability. Questionable business practices. Negative public image.


  10. Management

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is there for the same reason. To work hard and be successful in their jobs.

    Cons

    The company is unstable and sometimes there is nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    A good leader wants to see his or her staff succeed in their jobs. This requires ongoing weekly one-on-one meetings, encouragement, constructive feedback, etc. This should be done through all levels of management.


  11. Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Team is knowledgeable and works hard.

    Cons

    The industry is volatile and is not a secure environment to work in.



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