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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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Education Management Corporation President & CEO Mark McEachen
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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 31 reviews)

Cons
  • no job security, no advancement (in 41 reviews)

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

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  1. "Fun but unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Print Production Manager
    Former Employee - Print Production Manager

    I worked at Education Management Corporation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to work while in school
    A lot of flexibility
    free printing

    Cons

    Unorganized management
    finals week was very busy


  2. "Not a good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Met a few coworker that were awesome to work with.

    Cons

    they take away benefits from teachers in michigan

  3. "financial aid counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Friendly manager that stood by me.

    Cons

    Uptight environment throughout the company.


  4. "I loved"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people, working with students is gratifying

    Cons

    No support from the executive committee, HR and seemingly ever changing policies on our 401k and yearly raises

    Advice to Management

    More honest transparency would be appreciated


  5. "EDMC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best years of my career were spent with EDMC. Unfortunately that was a long time ago. There were great coworkers, good pay, good benefits and satisfaction in bringing a quality education to students who hadn't or wouldn't fared well in traditional settings. A great many went on to highly successful careers. The faculty were and still are very good. Committed to student success.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company was sold by the owner to an investment company who tried to use typical business practices on a company engaged in educating atypical students. The result was disaster, both educational and financial.

    Advice to Management

    What is needed is an understanding that there is good money to be made in commercial arts education but management needs to think outside normal business practices.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Multiple positions held"

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    Former Employee - Various Positions in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Various Positions in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company does pay well. Plenty of job opportunities due to revolving door environment. Coporate offices are located near excellent food joints.

    Cons

    Antiquated management style; numbers driven with apparent disregard for human factors; high pressure atmosphere; constant corporate restructuring destroys morale and yields fear amongst employees.


  7. "Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay structure for a young employee.

    Cons

    They do not know what they are doing.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Turn around and walk away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Located in a nice area was shops and restaurants nearby. Two 15 min breaks and an hour lunch. Large cafeteria with plenty of space.

    Cons

    Majority of management are rude, immature, and down right jerk.
    Upper management are so disconnected from line level employees. Serious lack of communication between management. Poor quality of leads which causes many potential students to know they're getting ripped off or think it's a scam.

    Advice to Management

    You all supposedly began as ARs yet you cannot seem to understand the difficulty in the job on retaining students. Stop caring about how many apps you get and worry about retention. Lower the cost of tuition! $70K for a bachelor degree is ridiculous!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Culinary Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Culinary Instructor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Culinary Instructor in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company provided good benefits and good hours

    Cons

    EDMC has very poor Human Resource Management

    Advice to Management

    Treat all faculty more professionally


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