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Academic Director

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Former Employee - Academic Director
Former Employee - Academic Director

I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

Pros

Working with faculty who care and interacting with students.

Cons

Too structured. Too many responsibilities to be completed in a 50 hour work week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Obtain competent skills based leadership that stays in place for more than 5 years to provide stability and planning.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Ending badly

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    Former Employee - Faculty  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time for 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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    It was absolutely awful.

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    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time for 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
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