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Great Corporate Support and Friendly Work Environment

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Ethical and talented group of employees. Time-off policies are employee friendly. Compensation was very competitive. The training was outstanding.

Cons

Work-life balance not ideal. Declining enrollment and increased competition from less-expensive online universities created widespread workforce reductions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

True transparency throughout the organization should be key to employee engagement and talent management!

Recommends
Negative Outlook
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  1. Business Analyst - Bottom up review.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Company is a much better place to work than I expected. People are smart and care about the educational mission. There is significant opportunity at EDMC for those driven and willing to accept responsibility. The company desperately needs people who can execute and are committed to seeing things through. If that's you, there your options are vast.

    Cons

    Limited collaboration across business units or functional areas. There are strong personalities in senior/middle management who 'know what's best and to hell with the rest'. The company is moving toward data-driven decision making but needs strong advocates to push this along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be successful the company needs to break down silos and encourage collaboration. There are too many line drawn between functional groups (IT and 'The Business') as well as the individual ed systems ('The Brands').

    Recommends
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  2. Worst decision of my life was taking a position here.

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    Former Employee - The Center in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - The Center in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary above average for the higher education field.

    Cons

    They don't understand who their students are or what student success really means. Health benefits are awful. If you aren't management you are restricted as to what you work. They don't understand work/life balance. People do not understand how higher education works. You never get positive feedback. Nobody wants your resume with EDMC on it. It's nothing but a call center operation. They admit students who are not qualified just to receive title IV funding. Students enroll only to get stipends and EDMC doesn't care as long as they get the student loan funds. They break Title IX law on a regular basis. It's a shame the students don't understand their rights. Should be more lawsuits filed against them. They take advantage of underrepresented groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an understanding of who your students are and understand that employees need a work/life balance. The Center should be eliminated as the majority of people managing it have no clue about student needs or higher education law.

    Doesn't Recommend
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