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  • Work/life balance could be better but they strive to balance employee's responsibilities (in 18 reviews)

  • Worked with great people, who were very dedicated to students (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • No job security and poor communication within company (in 37 reviews)

  • Does not really give a good work/life balance (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Education Management"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Faculty in Pitts, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of free time.

    Cons

    Management is often difficult to work with.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Run faculty run...."

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Faculty in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the faculty and staff are great people. I have lifetime friends from teaching at a campus school.

    Cons

    All of the EDMC upper management, the administrative management MBAs posing as 'Deans' and School Presidents. Management through fear, threats and intimidation. Entirely negative work environments that demotivate employees. Also the EDMC management suffers from a total lack of ethics starting at the top and filtering down to the 'supervisory' level.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real academics to develop curriculum and run the schools if you'd like to be in business two years from now. No one working in the 100k+ range has any real higher education experience and none have ever taught in a real college classroom. When they manage to hire competent people, the new employees figure out what's happening and leave ASAP. This business exists to suck federal loan dollars and impoverish 'students' many of whom are wholly unprepared for any post-secondary education. No ethics in admissions, lying to kids, putting working class families 100k in debt for questionable 'degrees.' This place is an absolute mess; work there only as a last resort.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hardworking Students and Nice Co-Workers

    Cons

    5-week classes provided no value to students. The organization is not doing very well. I would not recommend working here at all. If you have a better opportunity you should pursue it.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and transparent with your employees and staff.


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  5. "Anti-education"

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Faculty in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The students, faculty, and staff were generally wonderful people; go higher up the ladder and it would be hard to find a worse place to be an educator.

    Cons

    Management is the epitome of the Peter Principle. Want to make more money & have more power? Easy, just be ineffective and you'll rise through the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the education business. Stop enrolling students into programs. Go into the fast food business where you'll do less harm.


  6. "Not a great place for Adjunct Professors!"

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    Former Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was given a lot of latitude in curriculum design. The pay was pretty good.

    Cons

    They were poorly managed. They had a lot of management turnover and very poor communication. If you were staff you were included in meetings, but adjuncts were left in the dark on policy, policy changes, processes, performance evaluation and schedule plans.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep professional instructors on staff you need a standard review process and a lot of training in intrinsic and extrinsic motivation of senior people.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "so sad"

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    Current Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    management doesn't get into your classes and allows you a great deal of freedom to teach and design your classes…but you also don't get rewarded for working hard and well

    Cons

    for profit school and makes decisions based on profits and not on good student results

    Advice to Management

    value your faculty more..focus on the students


  8. "They are a self serving, backstabbing company only interested in their shareholders."

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    Current Employee - Fashion Design Faculty in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Fashion Design Faculty in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The students and the education that can be provided to them as nontraditional students.

    Cons

    They don't value their faculty, they are regularly removing benefits and services to the students, the admins and deans are spineless puppets, it is run like a corporation, not a higher education institution.

    Advice to Management

    Stop telling employees to function with high ethics while you continue to strip employees of value, curriculum leadership, security, budget, supplies, services, and dignity.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ending badly"

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The hours - though the teaching load is ridiculous compared to regular colleges - are a lot better than working in industry. Also there's a lot of autonomy, and my colleagues were top-shelf.

    Cons

    No local control over decision-making. Web site and marketing is the same for a small town branch and a large urban institution. Faculty is constantly in fear of being "let go" for business reasons... there is no way to control your future.

    Advice to Management

    Localize decision making. Empower faculty to make real decisions about their departments.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "For-profit career college"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Faculty in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful administration, staff, and faculty

    Cons

    One size fits all mentality . Interested in profit more than quality of education

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more decisions to be made at local level


  11. "Underpaid for most areas but a nice virtual job"

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Faculty in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Virtual faculty positions allow you to work from home and not have to be located at the Pittsburgh headquarters. This is probably the best part of the job

    Cons

    The faculty role is low paying. Despite your virtual location, salaries are based on Pittsburgh wages (which are very low). If you are, say from California or NYC, you will find you can't teach full time and afford to live.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to focus on a quality level of students. The past few years the origination has become a haven for anyone who can sign on the dotted line and pay their tuition with a grant, student loan of military grant