Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated July 31, 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. Let's Get Better

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    • Senior Management
    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. Worst job ever

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Kansas City, KS

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits only, there no others

    Cons

    Company does not care about the employees and they do not abide by the policies, like no bullying. Management does not listen to employees, only cares about continuing to get a bonus. There is no real communication going on among management and workers.

    Advice to Management

    There are many people who care about their job, but they will leave due to negative/harassing work environment. Instead of ignoring non-management, talk to them, they are doing the ground work.


  3. 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


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  5. Loved Job - Hated Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    I loved my actual job and my co-workers. The pay was great too.

    Cons

    Management was two-faced. No job security. Management always had closed door meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Even if I gave advice, I'm pretty sure they would not take it to heart. They don't care about people.....just about money.


  6. Adjunct Faculty

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty

    I worked at Education Management Corporation part-time

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

    Pros

    Small classes. The opportunity to make great progress with many students that would not make it into more prestigious Universities. Every student has a chance to succeed! Very dedicated faculty and staff in some areas.

    Cons

    There is a set curriculum that is not high quality and does not incorporate or allow faculty input. Very poor pay, lower even than Community College pay and with no benefits at all. Classes frequently cancelled. Unethical practices that prioritize making money off of students at all costs.... Students are set up for failure in many ways... Faculty input is ignored....No chance for any raises or advancement...literally none, regardless of the quality of your work or the amount of years at the school. Evaluations are more like punitive treasure hunts trying to find any small error over a year rather than noticing the norm and strengths of the faculty. No in-class evaluations are done of faculty; just online.

    Advice to Management

    You don't lead this school with any business savvy or higher education savvy. So, what is your background?? Good business creates win wins, recognizes employees and pays them fairly, rewards loyalty, strives to improve, and serves a good purpose in society while making a profit from honesty work. None of these principles are being followed, and so it's definitely not a good business person at the helm. Higher Education promotes learning, role models professionalism, supports and promotes academic freedom and excellence. Again, there is no higher education expertise shown in this University where curriculum is so uncreative....you do not take the experience of the faculty and allow it to be incorporated, and money making is priority over learning. So, I have no clue who is at the top really and what their motivations are. Politicians? The pay for Adjunct Faculty is so low that it ends up less than $20,000 yr. even if you teach 3 courses per semester (considered full time at most Universities). Imagine living on that. Why would students be motivated to think education will get them more pay when their teacher makes so little? There are no benefits for Adjuncts and no raises. Pay has been lowered twice.....Regardless of your positive evaluations and great work, you receive nothing...no recognition and lower pay. What terrible practices. Shame on you to all managers and those at the top that buy into and benefit from this.


  7. Awful

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. 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.


  9. Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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



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