Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Phone job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    relaxed work environment, employee relations

    Cons

    phone job, practically cold calling sales


  2. Very good company going through very hard times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources and teams to coordinate with. Good people overall.

    Cons

    Current direction of the company does not look good.

    Advice to Management

    Do your best - Do the right things.


  3. Great flexibility. Promotions are few.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility is really the only nice attribute. You work normal hours.

    Cons

    Benefits are not there. No 401k, no raises. Healthcare is bad.


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  5. Enjoyed working for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Environment, coworkers, mission, schedule, benefits

    Cons

    Limitations, lack of resources, response from corporate management

    Advice to Management

    Professionalism


  6. Constantly changing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Other employees are hard working and fun to work with. Lower management works well together.

    Cons

    Things are always changing with little or no notice along with little help. Plans are created but rarely implemented.

    Advice to Management

    The ground floor employees work extremely hard and deserve more respect.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Admissions Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and pay were great. It is a laid back atmosphere and the people you work with are a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Upper management is a joke and there are a lot of politics. The work life balance is not great and you have to work overtime in order to be successful

    Advice to Management

    It needs completely restructured


  8. Very fast paced, ever changing, matrix organization.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the work, students, people and mission. Opportunity to advance if open to relocation.

    Cons

    Fast paced always. Work/life imbalance. Need better systems and processes to improve administrative efficiencies.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Turning the ship around.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    EDMC has turned the ship around and started aligning business practices with mission, values and beliefs. The future for the company should be more stably after recent layoffs and restructuring.

    Cons

    Formal organization that uses formal processes to create change and innovation. For profit education is under scrutiny thus creating a difficult climate and unpredictable environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership must display emotional intelligence and focus on behavior and professional development for a productive and committed workforce regardless of the challenges in the industry.


  10. Academics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Chair in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Department Chair in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to help others change their lives through education is awesome. Not everyone enrolled will be successful but those that are have a chance at a brighter future and opportunities they may not have had.

    Cons

    My opinion is that satisfaction for EDMC is dependent on the academic dean and current president, less to do with corporate. I have had over five presidents and eight deans in my time span and my satisfaction has been a roller coaster with ups and downs with each change in leadership and their level of ethics. Open enrollment means any one with a high school diploma or GED can enter. This permits admissions to enroll students that are below educational standards for college. The rift between admissions and academics is constant as admissions enrolls and academics must keep. Ideally both departments should work together, but it appears as if corporate pins the departments against each other through the numbers people are expected to reach. Work life balance is difficult to find depending on your position.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to spend money on advertising to a better qualified student, provide current software and lab equipment, and increase the salary of adjuncts to provide better qualified instructors. When admissions must meet their enrollment numbers and then academics has to retain the students that they had no say in enrolling in order to meet their numbers, it makes a negative environment on the campus. Corporate needs to restructure the "numbers" so people work as teams instead of enemies.


  11. Helpful (2)

    EDMC as an employer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company 401K matching plan up to 6% at the time

    Cons

    Pressure to appease students rather than support faculty



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