Education Management Corporation

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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
305 Reviews
2.4
305 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great people to work with and there are opportunities to move up here and there (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family (in 15 reviews)

  • There is no job security there and you would be stupid to take a job there at this point in time (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    a good soruce to provide for my and my family

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    Former Employee - Collections  in  Greentree, PA
    Former Employee - Collections in Greentree, PA

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

    Pros

    I made a good living.

    Cons

    sometime the hrs were long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you fire people who work hard, God be with you when they fire you,.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was good while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed being part of enthusiastic teams who clearly saw the benefits of the education offered at the EDMC family of schools. Benefits were good and salaries were above average.

    Cons

    Changes made in the past few years to the benefits package actually punished their more loyal, long-term employees. It was like a slap in the face. Then you get laid off with not even a hint of warning. After 15+ years of service, I feel very disrespected. The severance package was decent but it doesn't help you deal with the emotional effects of losing a job at which you spent the majority of your adult life.

    The company has become too unstable. You never know when the ax is going to fall. The atmosphere has become very tense. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, we should be primarily about the students. But you also need to treat your employees with more respect and care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work study student

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    Current Employee - Work Study Student  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Worked with your college hours, great co workers

    Cons

    only legally can work 20 hours a week, management always unresponsive,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the supervisors interact with students more. Certain employees at Art Institute of Houston could care less about the students and are very selfish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    LOVE working for this company!! Best job I've ever had! Great training, great management, great pay and benefits!!!!!

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    Current Employee - High School Representative
    Current Employee - High School Representative

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management, Training, Hours, Work-LIfe Balances, PTO, Pay, Benefits

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience was a positive growing and learning experience.

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    Current Employee - National Admissions Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - National Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a position you can be proud of. You will be changing lives for a living, and there is no job beyond that in which is satisfying.

    Cons

    Meeting Expectations, sometimes can be a little nerve-racking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sadly, a sinking ship

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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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The amazing work the students created - they had such talent and passion. Certain teams had great people, a lot were there 10+ years for good reason. Benefits were great. Continuing education opportunities for employees and their immediate family.

    Cons

    Slow adoption to new technologies. Closed minded to new process improvements. Morale was bad and the culture didn't foster the creative education we were supporting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember why you are there - for the students - and focus on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great overall experience! Allowed the opportunity to help others in pursuing their educational goals!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not micro managed, fulfilling and rewarding work. Amazing work environment, many minor perks of the job. Job title assigned carries a lot of "weight" in the professional world

    Cons

    "What have you done for me lately" attitude from the management. "Pushed" to accomplish start goals...sometimes beyond what is best for the student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember exactly what the staff has to go through with each individual student

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Admissions Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    co-workers, cafe, compensation, my manager, veterans

    Cons

    dialing, mundane work, boredom, compliance

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Goodbye 401k match!

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    Former Employee - General Accountant  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - General Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people and highly proficient controllership department. Deficient IT and infrastructure investments have hampered and complicated the ongoing efforts to streamline and centralize processes and procedures. Extremely tough regulatory and economic environment for this type of business, and they've done reasonably well given these adverse conditions.

    Cons

    Their 401k match was reduced to 4% of as june/july 2014 And then, in August 2014, they completely eliminated the match! This change may accelerate the exodus of employees, and make it more unlikely that they will attract highly talented individuals in the future. I understand the business rationale, and it's a very tough decision - may prove to be a short term change for them to avoid another default. In a year or two, things may change and they may become a profitable company again. It's a no win situation in the short term despite having great people on board. I don't doubt that they will emerge intact from this tough time period, but it will take a few years for them to start realizing growth again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best of luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company grew too fast

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    Former Employee - High School Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - High School Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Loved the family work balance and the team.

    Cons

    Grew to fast. Unfortunately there will be more layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people the option to move at their expense. Take into consideration employee performance not just where they live.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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