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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • 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 38 reviews)

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

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  1. "Campus Director/President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    EDMC has established practices, metrics and rules to step into. This helps with onboarding. Plenty of great people work at the 4 college chains within the parent company.

    Cons

    Based on the recent climate for for-profit schools, the already conservative senior leadership has become more conservative. Meaning, there has been more of a focus on holding on to what was than innovating for the future and creating new and meaningful value propositions for prospective, current and former students. This lack of vision and experimentation does not bode well for the long term prospects of the organization. Employees need room to innovate and ideas need to be heard.

    Advice to Management

    Budget $$s and greenlight new initiatives to breath new life into the organization. Stem the eroding margins and student population through quality, retention and outcomes. Consider the use of new technologies as well.


  2. "NA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers and team atmosphere fostered a great environment

    Cons

    Industry; lack of quality executive leadership


  3. "Great company while it lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers, great benefits package, decent pay

    Cons

    Job uncertainty, too many weekends

    Advice to Management

    Stop burning out your hardworking staff by adding so many weekend events. Training and communication need to improve


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  5. "Campus buyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great people, students, staff and faculty

    Cons

    Changes in education environment in this sector


  6. "Stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and enjoyable students

    Cons

    Horrible upper management that is out of touch


  7. "It was ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The pay and the time off for holidays

    Cons

    Too many lay offs happening


  8. "Senior Management"

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    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the folks really care about the students and faculty

    Cons

    Executive management does not care about employees, students or faculty. Only there to squeeze out as much money for the investors.


  9. "so much potential here"

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

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, smaller campuses mean high levels of student interaction.

    Cons

    Campuses don't have as much autonomy as I would like to see. Upper level managment within EDMC is out of touch with the "ground troops" on the campuses. Because of frequent restructures, employees are fearful of the stability of their jobs on an ongoing basis.


  10. "Admissions Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Not very many at all

    Cons

    Horrible hours, management was terrible.


  11. "Admissions Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great coworkers, most people there want to do the right thing

    Cons

    job security, management micromanages their employees



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