Education Management Corporation

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I feel I was overpaid to talk students into $100,000 worth of debt in a couple hours time.

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Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Lenexa, KS
Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Lenexa, KS

I worked at Education Management Corporation

Pros

They take care of the top performers. It is a large growing company so room for advancement if you are a top performer and they like you. Each school has different management and is going to be a different situation.

Cons

It is hard to know that you are potentially ruining people's lives and credit because they are not going to be able to pay those loans back most of the time because they aren't really sure what payments they've signed up for after graduation. Management was not incredibly bright, they were just good salespeople. My particular position was similar to a role in a call center.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more fair and stop operating solely off of your own agenda. Don't make it obvious if you're operating a good ol' boys club. Also, let people have a lunch. They are more effective if they can take a break and then get back to work.

Doesn't Recommend
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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.

    Recommends
    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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