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"Where dreams go to do"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admission in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admission in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Convenient parking
Decent people to work with
Catered Lunches
Some managers are not micromanagers
wide breadth of programs to work wth

Cons

You are basically encouraged to defraud the federal government
You are encouraged to sell students on the programs whether or not the degree will actually help them
When I worked there, you were not rewarded or punished if the student didn't remain in the program after their first semester/class
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Leads were typically awful

Advice to Management

Stop trying to sell education as a consumer product. Seeking a profit through education is unethical because you simply do not provide a decent transferable product

Other Employee Reviews for Education Management Corporation

  1. "I am satisfied to have a job with EDMC and the environment it provides,"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Workstudy in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Workstudy in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Environment, location, people, scheduling , time off

    Cons

    No Benefits are offered to part-tim or to workstudy
    No Promotions are ever posted or referred, only allowed a set amount of hours

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if offered some type of affordable health care at least to the work study being that they are in school.


  2. "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are generally very competent.
    Very young workforce - lots of nice eye candy walking around! (more than I can say for most IT departments).
    Lots of flexibility in my schedule, and management is open to tele-commuting. Some even work remotely full time.
    Lots of fairly leading-edge technology means I get a chance to do a wide variety of interesting work.
    Fast paced, and challenging.

    Cons

    Chaotic. The business barely manages to stay ahead of issues and basically just keeps their heads above water most of them. Very reactionary. Fortunately, IT is not as bad as the business side with regards to daily activity.
    Lack of upper leadership - a sufficient amount of re-org and change means that projects are constantly getting shifted and re-prioritized. There is kind of a lack of ground-level work being done for people int he trenches, which is a shame, because they need a lot of help in that area.
    Total lack of cohesive infrastructure. With IT folks in Pittsburgh and Phoenix, ther are communications issues (not to mention the time zone difference) that make coordinating things kind of difficult.

    The whole organization could best be described as a CMM level 1 place - very reactionary.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending millions of dollars on projects that never seem to go anywhere. Solve the day to day issues to lighten the loads of worker bees.

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