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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance could be better but they strive to balance employee's responsibilities (in 19 reviews)

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

Cons
  • No job security and poor communication within company (in 39 reviews)

  • Does not really give a good work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Positive Experience With Team"

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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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people I interact with on a daily basis are great to work with.

    Cons

    Currently a lot of changes are happening.


  2. "Grueling short class terms that feel like a grinding stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, work from home, relative independence

    Cons

    Work is constant, hardly a breather - terms are so short there's no time for students to build true skills. Focus is too much on tech and not enough on foundations. Students are often unprepared, burden is pushed onto faculty.

    Advice to Management

    It seems that most of the upper management has never taught so they do not understand the process.

  3. "Company Tries to do the right thing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    -Health Insurance is very affordable
    -PTO is generous
    -Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    -There is no 401k match at this time.
    -Recent Layoffs of some positions.

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate 401k Employer match


  4. "Benefits and Compensation are Decent, Atmosphere not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    My co-workers are all fabulous. The PTO is much better than most places with 16 days a year plus 12 holidays. I can WFH 4-8 days a month which is nice. They also have flexible shifts so I can arrange doctors appointments and other things without having to take time off. The atmosphere in the office is relaxed. I can wear jeans to work and listen to music all day. The health care is fantastic.

    Cons

    The starting pay was decent, but there are no raises. There is little room for growth in the company. If you want to make more money after a couple years prepare to move to a different company. There is high turnover is some key departments which makes work more difficult as I essentially have to tell new people things over and over. They've recently been bought by another company so the future is uncertain. They've start measuring our work using metrics, which is not only useless but incredibly stressful. They've also cut back on some of the small employee appreciation things they used to do so the mood around the office is just down. Management almost never has your back with other departments or students.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pitting us against each other with meaningless metrics. Be a little more upfront about what's going on.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for experience , culture, networking

    Cons

    Turnover, benefits, 401k match, rapid decline


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Career advancement and pay increases.


  7. "EDMC"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    There has been great leadership and the ability be very self sufficient within my team and role. My teammates are great!

    Cons

    Currently, there is uncertainty within the organization with the company being sold and purchased by a non-profit.

  8. "Senior Assisstant Director of Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Director of Admissions in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Director of Admissions in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, community outreach, education benefits for you and dependents over 100k each.

    Cons

    mandatory Saturday shirts 1 or more each month. numbers driven, stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Update training to current market needs and demands.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It pays well, glorified call center work."

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good pay
    -great benefits
    -good hours
    -if you like being on the phone all day and doing sales you'll be fine

    Cons

    -not about the students, ALL about the numbers
    -company has been struggling, though getting sold to not-for-profit by the end of summer
    -management is not the greatest
    -fear based style of management- "hit the numbers or your fired"

    Advice to Management

    -Drop the corporate lingo- if it's all about the numbers and making money then be honest about it instead of hiding behind "we're here for the students"
    -Invest in your employees- showing appreciation can help motivate instead of running on a fear based system


  10. "Hard Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    They provide a competitive salary

    Cons

    There is a high work load


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