Education Management Corporation

www.edmc.edu
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Former Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

The hours - though the teaching load is ridiculous compared to regular colleges - are a lot better than working in industry. Also there's a lot of autonomy, and my colleagues were top-shelf.

Cons

No local control over decision-making. Web site and marketing is the same for a small town branch and a large urban institution. Faculty is constantly in fear of being "let go" for business reasons... there is no way to control your future.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Localize decision making. Empower faculty to make real decisions about their departments.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was absolutely awful.

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    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director

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

    Pros

    Some nice co-workers, that all quit about the same time I did. Those employees that tried to actually help the students were told not to be of any assistance.

    Cons

    They are corrupt, unethical, immoral, no concern for students' welfare. Their main concern was always the stock price. Upper management was give shares of stock during the IPO at $18 per share value, which has now fallen to $3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How do you look in the mirror each day? Oh yea, it's your paychecks. Too bad you can't say the same for your stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    College and sales do not mix

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefit with free degree for employees. If you're someone who is good at sales at any cost this may be a good fit for you.

    Cons

    High pressure sales environment with strict metrics that forces expensive colleges upon people better suited for community college or other more budget friendly options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back of the high pressure sales idea and run as a smaller firm to help soften some the the harsh stigma of for profit schools

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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