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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated December 5, 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, no advancement (in 41 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for experience , culture, networking

    Cons

    Turnover, benefits, 401k match, rapid decline


  2. "Good company for short term people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good paymaster, normal work, no pressure in work. Good wok life balance.

    Cons

    Not good for long term, laid off anytime.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "By far, the worst company I've ever worked for...."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Favoritism, politics, backstabbing. There is not enough room here to fully describe how bad it is.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and shut down the company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Culinary Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Culinary Instructor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Culinary Instructor in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    This company provided good benefits and good hours

    Cons

    EDMC has very poor Human Resource Management

    Advice to Management

    Treat all faculty more professionally


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't get comfortable."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a steady flow of work.
    Located on bus route.
    Near Starbucks.

    Cons

    Management has their favorites and if you're not one of them, be prepared to be terminated. Executives travel constantly instead of using conference calls or video calling which exhausts the budget. No raises for employees in many years because there's no money (they say). People are laid off on a regular basis but no one tells the rest of the staff (it's a secret for some reason.) I'm not a hateful ex-employee. I loved my job. But I was not a favorite of management and became a victim of the most recent unnecessary layoff so I got the axe. It happens. No big deal. But I feel bad for the students who are attending a school that has a severe lack of faculty which will impede their education.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your spending and use some of it to keep the staff employed. A Christmas bonus (or even a cheap party) would be nice once in awhile. While you're relaxing in limos, the staff are going years without a pay increase. Fire the high level management instead of cutting the worker bees.


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Career advancement and pay increases.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great while it lasted..."

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    Former Employee - National Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - National Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free school to any of edmcs schools (million dollar voucher), pay was pretty good considering how easy the job was and always steady consistent 40 hours.

    Cons

    No job security, micromanaged, whole departments laid off frequently, business was doing pretty bad for awhile. Department closed, no more NARs

    Advice to Management

    There is no management to give advice too.

  8. "Staff Accountant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Accounting Experience, Location, Knowledge Exposure

    Cons

    Failing company, Not a lot of perks, benefits


  9. "faculty-full time"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great students, exciting, stimulating atmosphere

    Cons

    I worked at the Art Institute as a full-time faculty for more than 10 years. I thought of myself as part of the 'team,' part of a 'family' striving to help students make something of their lives for themselves and their loved ones.

    One day I received a call and was told that I was being terminated -- but I might be able to teach there as an adjunct teaching a couple classes (as opposed to a full load of 5 or six) for a third of the pay (& benefits) that I had been receiving.

    I'd seen it before and said it before, this is the firing-est company I have ever seen. But for some reason -- maybe because of my position -- I didn't believe it would happen to me, that my position was protected. I believed that they had to have teachers. I was told I was a valued senior faculty member, I took part in committees and helped design several aspects of the curriculum. I was wrong.

    This has been devastating. My wife is invalided. She is confined to a wheel chair and suffers from chronic pain; I've been depending on the health insurance. Now, unless I'm able to pull something out of ... I don't know where ... I am of an age that it is very difficult to find a new job. I face losing my home, I don't know how I'm going to care for my wife.

    Advice to Management

    show some loyalty


  10. "Payroll"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers, location, us to be free schooling

    Cons

    Everything, unstable, management,salary, and training


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