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Not a bad place to work

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Education Management Corporation

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people are generally very competent. Very young workforce - lots of nice eye candy walking around! (more than I can say for most IT departments). Lots of flexibility in my schedule, and management is open to tele-commuting. Some even work remotely full time. Lots of fairly leading-edge technology means I get a chance to do a wide variety of interesting work. Fast paced, and challenging.

Cons

Chaotic. The business barely manages to stay ahead of issues and basically just keeps their heads above water most of them. Very reactionary. Fortunately, IT is not as bad as the business side with regards to daily activity. Lack of upper leadership - a sufficient amount of re-org and change means that projects are constantly getting shifted and re-prioritized. There is kind of a lack of ground-level work being done for people int he trenches, which is a shame, because they need a lot of help in that area. Total lack of cohesive infrastructure. With IT folks in Pittsburgh and Phoenix, ther are communications issues (not to mention the time zone difference) that make coordinating things kind of difficult. The whole organization could best be described as a CMM level 1 place - very reactionary.

Advice to Management

Stop spending millions of dollars on projects that never seem to go anywhere. Solve the day to day issues to lighten the loads of worker bees.

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  1. EDMC was an overly micromanaged, unpleasant work environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    good benefits, beginning salary was competitive

    Cons

    no flexibility in work schedule. painfully micromanaged.

    Advice to Management

    show more flexibility to work shifts/hours


  2. The middle management only cares about numbers and recruiting students, even if they are not interested in the programs

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    There are a good deal of good people with whom I've developed lasting friendships. ADA's have the potential to make a lot of money.

    Cons

    It's sales driven, which does not necessarily lend itself to education The sales and education sides do not work well together The ADA's are only worried about numbers and recruiting rather than retention Middle management is often a joke Leads are given to favorite ADA's They are also given to top performing ADA's, which makes it difficult for new or others ADA's to perform well

    Advice to Management

    Respect the ADA's and the organization by fostering an environment that supports education, retaining students and the promotion of completing a full degree rather than getting people to apply and complete one class.


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