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"No Diversity and Males Dominate Executive Positions above a Director"

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Former Employee - Senior Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Senior Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Tuition is covered for employees

Cons

Not student focused to much emphasis on bottom line, no work life balance.

Other Employee Reviews for Education Management Corporation

  1. "The people here have treated me fine, nothing great nothing bad. It’s a job and I get my work done. People need to have"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    The management team needs to learn how to work with their employees.

    Advice to Management

    A lot more interaction needs to occur.


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    "Student success and their employees are the last thing they care about"

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

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

    Pros

    Co workers are great, supportive, and without them it would be tough to bare through an entire day. Pays well, decent benefits, paid time off.

    Cons

    Where to start. They preach the importance of your students success when really all that matters are numbers. You'll be making roughly 200-500 cold calls to "prospective students" each day. Most of those you have a conversation with are not a right fit for going to school. Even if you've obtained your goals, management will continue to push you for more and more and more. Student success doesn't even count towards you if the student isn't financially packaged, which really means the company isn't making money therefore you failed them and this wont count for you.
    They will let you go just shy of your 90 days in order to avoid paying you a raise in salary and benefits.
    Their failed efforts to get you to be more productive are proven to not work, yet they continue to use them and the responsibility falls on the reps and not the management implementing these failed tactics.
    Though this is not considered a "sales" job, it completely is. The sell is an online degree and the cost is the financial aid these students cant even afford. It's a total scam and a huge shame this company will not change its practices.
    Wont be long before it runs itself into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    If you want this company to make money in an ethical way then actually worry about student success and not obtaining unreasonable numbers. The majority of your applications will be canceled because ultimately the reps know right off the bat these prospective students cannot afford a college degree. Those who ACTUALLY want to go to college and have the means to do so should be a main priority. They aren't the priority, and you cant keep lying to yourselves that it is.

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