Education Management Corporation

  www.edmc.edu
  www.edmc.edu
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Company in Transition

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Education Management Corporation

Pros

Very talented workforce; driven to do the right thing; great work ethic; good pay; company mission is something that is easy to champion

Cons

Benefits have quickly deteriorated (used to be very good); corporate culture changing - used to be collaborative but now everyone is trying to protect themselves; company has been short-sighted in looking for ways to become more efficient - only looking at layoffs; much larger savings could be realized by hiring the RIGHT staff and diving into major process change. C-Suite has ballooned with very high-priced people and high-priced consultants at the expense of rest of the company - major change is needed in management. Need to bring in true business process leaders.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Really listen to your staff. They understand better than anyone what needs to be done to right this ship - you are woefully underestimating your own staff's strengths and capabilities. Own up to your bad decisions and work to correct them - not repeat them...it is IMPOSSIBLE to cut your way back to profitability!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent pay and benefits, difficult job.

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

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is excellent and not working from paycheck to paycheck is ideal. Overtime is voluntary but encouraged often. The paid time off and holidays off are excellent.

    Cons

    The job is overly redundant. After some time one's conscience prohibits from being able to actually perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moral needs to be raised, encourage growth for the team members, and allow cell phones and internet browsing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Love the goal to service an at risk population of non-traditional students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Education is the way to help this country and the world solve its problems. It is not necessarily all about the knowledge one learns at college but about the professional development, leadership and confidence that is gained when you complete a college education. This is one of the goals of EDMC, and it is a noble one. Help non traditional students that can not be successful at traditional and not for profit institutions. These students need to know how to solve problems such as a place to sleep and how to feed their children. EDMC understands this and has partnership with the community to assist this at risk population. Their graduates reduce welfare roles and homelessness for future generations. Very rewarding.

    Cons

    The disconnect between corporate and campus leadership is wide. Corporate leadership is all about the numbers (the money). Campus leadership is about the student. This creates a horrible work environment for local campuses. They are required to give their all (no work-life balance) and give of their own resources to help make these at risk student successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send all of corporate leadership back to the campus level. This would put the corporation back in touch with its values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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