Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Its ok

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

    Pros

    Good pay and PTO and make friends

    Cons

    Work schedule life balance and time is horrible


  2. Senior Accountant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to learn a lot about the business

    Cons

    Salary and opportunity for advancement


  3. Assistant Director of Admissions

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    vacation days and working with students

    Cons

    no room for growth and advancement, no job security, constant layoffs

    Advice to Management

    The owners of the corporation should be willing to take pay cuts instead of laying off so many people. They never make necessary changes and as a result they keep closing campuses.


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  5. admissions

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team of coworkers & creative educators and students.

    Cons

    More concerned with meeting numbers than helping students. Complete elimination of employees retirement benifits to save $ Layoffs done via conference call!?!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the students and the company might have a chance to survive.


  6. Avoid working here

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, teams are small

    Cons

    Advancement is not good for tech support. They talk about increasing it, but it doesn't happen with the downward slope of the finances of the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    A Vast Student Loan Packaging Organization- Little School In Front

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is/was OK. Lots of freedom in the classroom. (except for selection of materials and technology.)

    Cons

    Most of management and much of administration/sales has only the vaguest of notions as to what education really is, and, unfortunately, make terrible decisions that directly impact the quality and the cost of that education. Many unqualified students admitted without good preparation, talent or a realistic sense of the financial impact that these schools will have on their future.

    Advice to Management

    There is a student review that takes place at the end of the first academic year, designed to evaluate how well the student is doing. Actually use that review to dismiss poor-performers. Give scholarships to high achievers- this will attract quality students and raise the level of outcomes all the way around. Institute a real portfolio requirement with teeth in it, eliminating a large portion of those who have absolutely no hope of ever being employed in the field. Create an absolute firewall between administrative/managerial/sales function and Academics. All decisions that affect the educational aspect should happen in the Academic levels, with a heavy emphasis on local faculty input.


  8. Rudderless ship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales/Sales Management Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales/Sales Management Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This used to be a great company to work for. Current SR Management is interested in one thing - $. Students & workers - be damned.

    Cons

    Numbers, numbers, numbers - end of story. This is a sinking ships & all the rats are staying on board to the end. Do NOT work here!

    Advice to Management

    Turn you schools into a used car lot - that's how your leadership operates!


  9. Helpful (1)

    ADA

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

    Pros

    Good work force, lower management excellent work with, good product & presentation material, very through training on the front end.

    Cons

    Upper management only cares about the number, no concern tot he reps or the student, poor training on the back end like the details of enrollment, financial aid & specific documents. Compliance department are head hunters, looking for any reason to get you fired, all calls recorded & mentored. I personally found them to be non-compliance but nothing is done about that. A lot of micro management.

    Advice to Management

    Back off on pushing the student into class, it is better to have the student attend for the right reasons, not just so you can make a plan. Please be honest with the admissions representatives & don't lie to them!


  10. Okay place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Follows school holidays Management listens to feedback and suggestions Competitive compensation Great 401k plan

    Cons

    Technical Leadership did not have a technical background Technical groups would drive personal agendas instead of what was good for the company, lack of management/leadership with a technical background fostered this behavior

    Advice to Management

    Either become technical and research options presented to you by your teams or employ a leadership team that can.


  11. No job security

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

    Pros

    Good people, some good benefits

    Cons

    Disorganized and lack a long term vision, advancement or job security



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