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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated March 20, 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 38 reviews)

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

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  1. "System Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small team size that are collocated.

    Cons

    Teams do not collaborate


  2. "Working for EDMC"

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary with some advancement potential

    Cons

    Emphasis upon teaching and thus graduate faculty are teaching 16 courses a year

    Advice to Management

    Company's turmoil creates too much instability for staff and faculty


  3. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You don't have too many responsibilities

    Cons

    It is too boring sometimes


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  5. "High School Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible schedule, ability to work from home office

    Cons

    no job security, no advancement


  6. "Academic Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Just don't"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They brought in good vendors for lunch.

    Cons

    Just check the news for their lawsuits on how they use predatory recruiting for veterans.

    Couldn't get to know anyone because of mass firings and layoffs.


  8. "Has gotten alot better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely the WORST place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very few. Eventually, as an employee, you WILL be let go. Nobody is immune. Always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

    Cons

    Never knowing when your job will be cut. And then, once it is cut, not knowing what is going on. Today, for example, when I had some questions for HR about severance and COBRA, the HR person told me the wildest tale about how COBRA works. Essentially, he said, a person only pays COBRA premiums whenever he or she requires health care after leaving the company. This is absolutely NOT TRUE as I have used COBRA in years past when laid off from other companies. I contacted the Department of Labor to ask about this, and the man said of the HR representative that he was "grossly uninformed" about COBRA. Why on earth would EDMC hire anyone who has such a poor grasp of HR policies and the ERISA laws? Is it yet another ploy by this completely egregious company to rip off its employees in some way? I can't get away from this company fast enough!

    Advice to Management

    Please, just close your doors. Stop the bleed. Enough already!


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


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

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



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