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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Full time benefits, educated co-workers, flexible schedule for faculty

Cons

Recruitment practices that accept un prepared students. Constant changes in policies and procedures that become confusing. Low office morale steeped by lay-offs and lack of transparency. Lack of leadership. Industry instability with gainful employment. Centralization practices that thwart decision making at the local level. Emphasis on profit not education.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire competent leaders not "yes" men and women. Place accountability on leaders in the organization. Place accountability on ethical practices within the company. Be more interested in education than profit. Actions speak louder than words.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Every Day Means Change

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The money, because I got in before they got rid of the matrix. What they pay now is not worth it unless you are DESPERATE!

    Cons

    Where to begin? The management team has 2 plans for success, potlucks or layoffs. I have been here 4 years and have seen about an equal number of both. Not surprisingly, neither are effective against a imploding for-profit education market. Goals are unrealistic and unattainable ( I say this having hit the goals before through little more than sheer luck and circumstance) the punishments far out weigh the rewards. Did I mention they cut rasies for 2 years and the stock is below 4$ as of this posting? Not exatly what i had imagined during my 4 years of business school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a cliff....then jump off it.

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

    Not professional and the management is not invested in the success of staff members

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The Human Resource team is helpful and the employee benefits are great. If you are self motivated, they have a lot of great internal training. The company mission and overall goal is easy to commit to.

    Cons

    The management in the location that I worked in is extremely inconsistent. While growing quickly, they promoted to many people to management who were not qualified, but were simply in the right place at the right time. Now they lose good people all the time because of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at what your managers actually contribute at your Phoenix office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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