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Not a "real" college - the McDonalds of higher education.

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Former Employee - Faculty  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
Former Employee - Faculty in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Pros

Sadly, Not much good these days.

Cons

Way too expensive. Not good value education for your dollar. CEO gets huge million dollar salary while laying off 800 employees. Too corporate. Most faculty don't have highly credentialed professional track records. The company is not interested in delivering quality education but profits for its share holders on the backs of the poorly paid faculty (work 75% more than a regular professor at a "real" college), tax payers educational loans and students expensive tuition.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sell these schools back to owners that are passionate about education and care about the students and staff.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Growing, fast paced, always changing.

    Cons

    Growing too fast at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to employees, making progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional, business environment with high stress level and high volume

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    Current Employee - Registrar Assistant  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Registrar Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    OK health benefits, Paid holiday time, decent office environment.

    Cons

    High turnover, constant shifting in department needs, large layoffs recently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanagement creates a hostile atmosphere. When employees do not feel trusted to do their job they become unmotivated and unhappy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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