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"Say one thing, do another..."

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Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Educational institution which is accredited and puts into writing that they seek to help their staff and students.

Cons

Does not actually live up to the promises made to staff and students due to the nature of the company to drive profits.

Advice to Management

Make a choice between profits or education because you can't have both. Efficiency leads to profits, but has a cost to end users and in an educational setting, profits must come after education is ensured. Shareholders thus, must believe stronger in the long-term power of education than of the importance of short-term profits.

Other Employee Reviews for Education Management Corporation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Completely Disorganized with a Bleak Outlook"

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

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

    Pros

    Fringe benefits were great, and the internal cultural was nice

    Cons

    100% disorganized, unrealistic expectations for position responsibilities, and the work environment/duties changed so often that performing is nearly impossible

    Advice to Management

    If you continue to preach work/life balance, make it happen. Everyone I knew brought the stress and work home with them every night


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Upper Management will sell their Grandmother if it means they can make a buck or advance"

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

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, work with some great people, make a lot of good friendships

    Cons

    DOA's and above are truly horrible human beings. They treat lower level management and staff level like dirt, they have no problem telling you that you are expendable. Admissions department hasn't hit a plan in over a year, yet this gets blamed on everyone but those in charge. If you not part of the "circle of trust/evil" you are thrown to the wolves. Overworked, severely underpaid, no hope of any raises this year, told if you don't like it you can leave. Director of Financial Aid has no degree and doesn't even attempt to take free classes. Male DOA's use position for leverage for sec.

    Advice to Management

    Stop blaming your underpaid staff level and start making changes in middle and upper management. Get a CEO who is not a crook. Show some respect in quality of education not quantity

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