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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated July 26, 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 30 reviews)

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  1. "RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY, GET AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    nothing at all, do not go here. the training sucks. the work sucks, the hours suck

    Cons

    management, hours, the amount of lies you tell students. workload, coworkers, pretty much everything. dont walk, RUN AWAY. extremely high turn over and unrealistic goals are set. this place is a dumpster fire, dont be fooled. i moved here for this job, and i lost it in under 6 months due to some bs that they eliminated already. IM SALTY. RUN RUN RUN RUN, DONT WALK. RUNNNNNNNNNN AWAY!!

    Advice to Management

    dont come to me when i have 5 students on the book and ask why cant so in so start today instead of next week....hmmmm maybe b/c THEYRE NOT READY! i hate you


  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    good people focused on helping students and each other grow and develop.

    Cons

    Went down hill fast and became a place that was negative

  3. "Don't get comfortable."

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    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a steady flow of work.
    Located on bus route.
    Near Starbucks.

    Cons

    Management has their favorites and if you're not one of them, be prepared to be terminated. Executives travel constantly instead of using conference calls or video calling which exhausts the budget. No raises for employees in many years because there's no money (they say). People are laid off on a regular basis but no one tells the rest of the staff (it's a secret for some reason.) I'm not a hateful ex-employee. I loved my job. But I was not a favorite of management and became a victim of the most recent unnecessary layoff so I got the axe. It happens. No big deal. But I feel bad for the students who are attending a school that has a severe lack of faculty which will impede their education.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your spending and use some of it to keep the staff employed. A Christmas bonus (or even a cheap party) would be nice once in awhile. While you're relaxing in limos, the staff are going years without a pay increase. Fire the high level management instead of cutting the worker bees.


  4. "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.


  5. "Payroll"

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

    Pros

    Co workers, location, us to be free schooling

    Cons

    Everything, unstable, management,salary, and training


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    in the education field to help students

    Cons

    Greedy and selfish company only worried about stock


  9. "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


  10. "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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