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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. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great company..benefits, salary, upward mobility

    Cons

    Lot of hours..no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Admissions Representative"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Competitive benefits, chance to help people.

    Cons

    lack of vision and accountability from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Take away recruiting goals. These are the same as sales goals and when you're working with the recruitment of new prospective students you must take a more philanthropic approach.


  4. "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


  5. "Admissions"

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

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

    Pros

    Somewhat competitive pay for the role.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities to move up in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Practice consistency in strategic management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Director of Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Senior H R Generalist in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior H R Generalist in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work place. Awesome Co-workers, phenomenal education environment rubs off on all employees.

    Cons

    Organization is vast in size, yet corporate office relies on very old software and hardware to run the business. HRIS was very outdated and required excessive effort to reenter data previously entered for payroll transmission.

    Advice to Management

    Make investment into software security and begin acquiring more up to date technology that can support increase in student and employee population.


  7. "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.

  8. "Success Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Student Success Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Student Success Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots a friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Job security, shady business tactics


  9. "A mess of a company"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and a big company

    Cons

    No culture and benefits are terrible

    Advice to Management

    communicate better


  10. "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


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