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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated June 18, 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. "Good people to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Manager in Laveen, AZ
    Former Employee - Admissions Manager in Laveen, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    While there, I worked with some very strong leaders which made it very enjoyable to go to work.

    Cons

    Not a lot that I can write about other than advancement is a bit of a challenge.


  2. "Eh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not a bad place to start and learn. Sales will look good on resume if you sell it that way

    Cons

    Focus not on students but just on numbers you will learn this quickly if you don't you're vlond

    Advice to Management

    Got to be about students but that will never change so just keep doing it until the government cuts off the teet

  3. "Has gotten alot better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Success Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Student Success Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Things have gotten alot better now

    Cons

    communication needs to get better between departments

    Advice to Management

    communication needs to get better


  4. "OK, but don't leave a good job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people and a good amount of opportunity to learn and advance you career.

    Cons

    VERY volatile industry.
    This company and industry have gone through many changes. The changes will likely continue.


  5. "I enjoyed helping students succeed. Lots of hand holding, though. A lot of pressure to meet and exceed goals."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Success Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Student Success Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was fantastic! I worked with some wonderfully talented people.

    Cons

    The future of EDMC seemed shaky at best. That's why I left the company.

    Advice to Management

    Realize and acknowledge when your employees do well. Definite area of opportunity.


  6. "It's the Titanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Marketing Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Web Marketing Manager 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

    The people who I worked with were great.

    Cons

    C-level people only care about making their bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hired to do the work.


  7. "ok place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NCC in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - NCC in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits. use to pay well. nice building. big desk

    Cons

    no one seems to know what they're doing. management seems to try to push people out.

    Advice to Management

    actually care about your employees. don't make them feel like they're in high school

  8. "Not Bad, But Probably Going Out of Business"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with a great team, decent managers, good training. On the higher side in terms of pay for comparable position elsewhere. Pretty laid back environment for the most part, and easily accessible by bus.

    Cons

    The company is enormous and the owners inherited a mess. Schools are being shut down left and right, people are getting laid off like crazy, and there is really no telling whether or not they are going to stay afloat. Probably not.

    Advice to Management

    Well, my direct managers were laid off. The company should, maybe, try to break up into the separate brands, sell off some of their properties and whatnot, and try to keep the thing afloat.


  9. "Administrative Assistant II"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful supervisor who has now left the company

    Cons

    You never know what will happen to your job

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to who are the good employees and who you are letting go.


  10. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    past advancements opportunities in employment

    Cons

    schools being taught out nationwide


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