Education Management Corporation

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Great company but going through a lot of changes

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Former Employee - Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

Pros

Good company to work for. At market for hiring salaries. 2nd largest proprietary school company.

Cons

Going through a lot of changes due to current political climate. Lots of turnover of senior and middle management so a lot of the business intellegence has left. Providing education to middle-tier demographics is somehow not as noble as it once was even though the for-profit education sector is the only way many people will ever be able to get a degree.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Well... First, tell people what's going on without the fluff or nonsense. Second, provide a realistic roadmap of how the company will get to the place it needs to be. Third, provide some stability so employees are thinking about next year in a positive way, not a "better get my resume together" way.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Don't even bother

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

    Pros

    1. Salary
    2. Great co-workers
    3. Clean atmosphere
    4. Location (Downtown Pittsburgh)

    Cons

    This is a very stressful sales job. I worked at EDMC from May 2011-April 2013. I took this job straight out of college, and that is just what it was a job. This is not a career. The fact that I see this company has not changed one bit, since I resigned lets me know that it never will. I feel sorry for the employees who really depend on their salary and the ones who have a family to support. If you actually NEED this job you will put up with anything and try your hardest to meet the quota, so you won't get fired. I hated it so bad, I took a slight pay cut at a non-profit University, and have been extremely well off ever since!

    It is not a university, but a corporation you are working for. Completely different, if you work in higher education at a non-profit university, or even private university, you don't incur the amount of stress levels that you will at EDMC. As far as workload, you will make about 250-300 calls a day and are expected to get students to apply on the first phone call. Some of the students I spoke with didn't even know how to use Microsoft office, yet I was told to enroll them, which will weigh on your conscience if you have even a bit of a heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The whole company needs to be shut down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Click Here to Apply ~ Sucker

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    Current Employee - Student Finance Counselor  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Student Finance Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Payroll is always on time. Workplace is kept clean. Employees really want to succeed (non management).

    Cons

    Income is diminishing returns. Health care increases each year. Too many meetings always asking why can't we get more done. Unorganized, untrained and ineffective managers from top to bottom. Nothing motivates people to be better. Everything is based on the negatives. Students are treated like they stole something when additional balances from not passing courses are added to their accounts. Students are coaxed into over $14k in yearly debt by being told they can go to McDonalds for internet access. No one has graduated form McDonalds to date. Company profit comes first and everyone else (employees/students) last. Worst experience of my life. Enroll and it will be yours too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some valid management courses and learn to coach and motivate employees. Fear tactics do not work in management and only cause resentment and a poor culture for those actually interfacing with the student body. Image how much higher the retention and graduate rates would be if the students would here non manufactured excitement over the phone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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