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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated May 5, 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. "Doing the Best They Can"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees have the ability to advance, learn, and grow. I learned more at EDMC than at any of my previous employers.

    Cons

    Unstable environment. I made it through SEVERAL rounds/years of layoffs before it was my turn. Tricky financial and regulatory environment for the company right now.

    Advice to Management

    If you have to lay more people off, make sure you pay attention to what each employee ACTUALLY contributes, not just their ability to talk.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Current Emp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of schools to transfer to if you choose to transfer in the same position you may get lucky and have a great boss that will treat you like a person

    Cons

    Pay is not great no room to grow unless you have connections atmosphere can be rather clicky and not welcoming

    Advice to Management

    Pay higher salaries


  3. "IT Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment with nice people.

    Cons

    Unstable company with no 401K


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  5. "Admissions Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    initially could make more money

    Cons

    stopped being able to make more money

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring inexperience to management


  6. "National Admissions Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Admission Representative Online in Blue Island, IL
    Current Employee - National Admission Representative Online in Blue Island, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Helping others change their lives through Education.

    Cons

    Work structure different from most companies. Unusual Attendance policy.


  7. "Great in-betweener"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the amount of experience required. Coworkers are friendly, great atmosphere. Many PTO days starting off.

    Cons

    Will spend A LOT of time on the phone dialing. Can feel like telemarketing. Lots of pressure from management.


  8. "A qualified good"

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great opportunities to expand personally and add things to your toolbelt. Relatively willing to be flexible concerning hours and time worked.

    Cons

    Somewhat stingy with raises, regulatory environment has been harsh, high turnover makes projects kind of difficult. It's been a rocky few years.

    Advice to Management

    Management is already pretty aware of retention issues stemming from salary freezes and overwork, so I suppose my only advice is to address those areas more.


  9. "Online Faculty"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Other dedicated full time faculty

    Cons

    Job insecurity related to enrollment and changes to the corporate structure


  10. "a review of EDMC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Current senior management truly cares about the students and the direction of the company.

    Cons

    Prior senior management only cared about growth and left the current management with a hot mess.

    Advice to Management

    keep hope alive


  11. "tough times"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly faculty
    non-competitive atmosphere
    benefits and paid holidays
    small classes

    Cons

    fiscal decline year over year
    no job security, declining enrollment

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the company, faculty, facility, and student experience


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