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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated April 21, 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 37 reviews)

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

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  1. "Eh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. "Admission Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Berwyn, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Berwyn, IL

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

    Pros

    The pay pay was great and staff was very nice.

    Cons

    Management has very poor people skills and lacked professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    The company Is desperate need of new management. Training Is needed and threatening employees is unacceptable and employees shouldn't have to work in such hostile enviorments.


  3. "National Admissions Rep. 13.50/hour"

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

    Pros

    The pay is rather good for such a simple, repetitive task. There is a lot of schedule flexibility. My manager allowed me to work the oddest schedule because I was in school at the time. 15 hours a week spread randomly across 3 days. I was also able to do schoolwork at my cubicle desk while i worked. Additionally, the environment in which I worked was conducive to making friends.

    Cons

    You are working for a proprietary school. They preach altruism, but beneath it all you are helping a large corporation use the rhetoric of educational advocacy to take advantage of people who are nervous about their futures, unsure about what steps to take to better themselves and their lives, and who are thus vulnerable to such a scheme. The only reason a machine hasn't taken the National Admissions Representatives' jobs is because machines aren't capable of empathy.

    Advice to Management

    It's not as serious or prestigious a job as it is made out to be.
    A human needs a break from constant call taking. Allow at least 1-2 minutes between calls for workers to catch their breath.


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  5. "Work at company for many years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company offered Great benefit plans

    Cons

    Poor management and complaint resolution

    Advice to Management

    Learn compassion


  6. "Has gotten alot better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  7. "Academic Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient location near my home. Nice employees to work with. They loved their job helping students.

    Cons

    Mgt has too much nepotism. There were no opportunities for qualified employees.

    Advice to Management

    Sr Mgt were only concerned about themselves. No connection with the employees.


  8. "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.


  9. "Systems Analyst (ServiceNow)/Change Management Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    I have gained a lot of experience with new tools that will help me in the future.

    Cons

    The work environment is not a good one, very catty/high schooly atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    As always you should treat your employees better. The better you treat them the more youll get out of them, pretty standard but this somehow got lost at this company.


  10. "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.


  11. "It's the Titanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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