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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated July 13, 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. "Good job, so-so employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Helping students pass their classes and earn a degree.

    Cons

    High cost of school and student debt, no raises for years, industry highly regulated. Good chance private education industry is a bubble that may burst.


  2. "POOR COMPANY VISION"

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

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

    Pros

    Edmc was great for promoting within its company with new positions.

    Cons

    Because of the overall online education market and the lack of understanding of how to better run the company the company was constantly downsizing and closing departments it made everyone feel like the job was not reliable

    Advice to Management

    Make a business plan and stick with it

  3. "NA"

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    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


  4. "Great company while it lasted"

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    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


  5. "Stay away"

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    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


  6. "Campus buyer"

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    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


  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. "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.


  9. "Director of admissions"

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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

    Argosy is a good brand to work for

    Cons

    Turnover rate is high if you don't make it they get rid of you quickly


  10. "No Stability"

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    Former Employee - Web Chat in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Web Chat in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    A comfortable pay, great coworkers, awesome supervisors, the locations are convenient, free college tuition, vacation time, paid holidays, diverse.

    Cons

    There are constant layoffs, depending on your department there may be a hard work/home life balance, no real advancement opportunities


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