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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated September 24, 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 31 reviews)

Cons
  • No job security and poor communication within company (in 40 reviews)

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

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  1. "Admissions Representative"

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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

    Not very many at all

    Cons

    Horrible hours, management was terrible.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Instructor"

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

    Pros

    None other than it can help supplement your full-time income.

    Cons

    No one knows what they are doing in Administration and they really seem to cause issues regarding the students' money/loans.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Instructor"

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

    Pros

    Poor everything. I would not recommend.

    Cons

    Everything was a con there.


  4. "Fail"

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Phenix, AR
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Phenix, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros. This is an awful company. Treat their employees horribly and their students just as bad. They should be ashamed.

    Cons

    This is an awful company. Treat their employees horribly and their students just as bad. They should be ashamed. They have been sued numerous times.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Enrollment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Enrollment in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Enrollment in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The salary was above average and more than industry competition. I strongly do not recommend regardless of salary. Stay away if you can.

    Cons

    Bad management. It is a very scripted environment. The degrees are not regionally accredited but nationally accredited, which does not hold the same level of value compared to their competition. It's a tough sell and you don't feel good about asking students to sign up for their $90k bachelor programs. Very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Micro management and unethical standards


  6. Helpful (1)

    "NO Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenshaw, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenshaw, PA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced place to work

    Cons

    walked to ethical lines daily


  7. "Outdated Corporate Mindset"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had decent benefits until they stopped 401k match and hiked cost of health insurance. Fine for an entry level person just looking for experience.

    Cons

    Horrible inexperienced management, EXTREMELY inefficient business processes, outdated corporate mindset that left management unwilling to learn from the past or take suggestions. There was an attitude that it's not employees place to think or make things better, just shut up and do the job.

    Advice to Management

    Shake it up. Try something new. Don't be jerks, there's nothing special about you just because you're in charge. Leadership is about people not perks.

  8. "Admissions Representative"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions/Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions/Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    creative programs are more fun to enroll for; fun people to work with

    Cons

    Leadership[ needs to work on effective leadership

    Advice to Management

    better support of staff


  9. "Poor Company"

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

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    none. no pros to working with EDMC

    Cons

    leadership, benefits, advancement, job security

    Advice to Management

    replace yourself with new people who can do a better job


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Unethical telemarketing to disinterested, unqualified & incapable"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    a good fit if you are unethical, immoral and driven by selling impulse buys to unqualified candidates

    Cons

    extreme micromanagement; being chained to your phone telemarketing hundreds of calls per day to disinterested, unqualified sometimes homeless or deeply in debt prospects to sell them on applying to overpriced, substandard degree programs they will either not meet criteria for acceptance or never complete; if they do, they will be in financial turmoil with little job prospects available.

    Advice to Management

    Shut it down


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