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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated October 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. "admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good starting salary for no experience

    Cons

    people change teams and managers frequently


  2. "Full Time Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great at giving control over decisions, project, lectures and assignments in classes.

    Cons

    Usually not transparent about large scale events that effect our jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Tell people what you're doing and why

  3. Helpful (1)

    "High school representative"

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

    Pros

    Kind employees, great faculty, good intentions

    Cons

    Feels like everyone is just trying to stay afloat. Frequent drastic changes due to corporate structure.

    Advice to Management

    Quality over quantity


  4. "Great Experience, Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Trainer
    Current Employee - Trainer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had a great experience working at EDMC, but I have had the privilege of training for the majority of my time employed versus working on the phones. Great people to work with. Great in terms of PTO and holidays.

    Cons

    Low pay for the hard work put in every day. Sometimes feel as if my skills are taken for granted. Not a lot of upward mobility.


  5. "Good people to work with"

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    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.


  6. "Eh"

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    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


  7. "Has gotten alot better"

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    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

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

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

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    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.


  10. "Pros outweighed by the cons."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good vacation and benefits. Most of the people in management do a good job of trying to make it a decent place to be at.

    Cons

    Online, for-profit education isn't really the most noble cause, in my personal opinion. I'd prefer a company with a better ethical track record.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing your best to make it an appealing place to work at, since the company itself isn't really doing that.


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