Education Management Corporation

  www.edmc.edu
  www.edmc.edu
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Industry troubles, but best in the industry

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Education Management Corporation

Pros

Higher education industry is in Obama's radar which creates unnecessary challenges. There is a concerted effort to ensure compliance. Does not seem to be a major shift in core values, just a lot of extra work to satisfy regulatory agencies.

Strong leadership. Profitable. Growing.

Cons

Fast growth can generate concerns over whether there is a good vision and direction. The company is still in the middle of a culture change from a big small-company to a big big-company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the communication and visibility among all employees to stay informed. In the information age, everyone wants to know about everything.

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Approves of CEO

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    A nightmare from the first day.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    The employees are diverse and are from all walks of life. When reaching out to students, employees do have the potential to do good work.

    Cons

    There is such a huge turnover that the company can't keep track of the employees (the first day I was placed in the wrong training from the entire day).
    Small office spaces and break rooms. If you aren't going out for lunch and spending your money; good luck trying to find a spot in the lunch room because there aren't enough seats!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For as big as this company is, the management lacks in most areas. The new hire training is based on "overcoming student objections" rather than educating new hires about what the school has to offer (programs, tuition, TOC, etc.). The company is more invested in hitting sales numbers than doing something good for the students that are being recruited.
    The modo of this company is totally different than the overall operation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - ADA in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - ADA in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Their checks always clear the bank.

    Cons

    Very high pressure - low support environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some danged smart people that work here - you should seek them out and listen to them.

    Disapproves of CEO
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