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"An okay place to work"

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Current Employee - Product Developer in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Product Developer in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good location in Downtown Chicago; decent benefits and pay; supportive boss; good people overall

Cons

Poor planning and execution of new program development; low office morale; unstable industry

Advice to Management

Learn how to balance the "for-profit" aspects with the "education" aspects of the business; yes, you are selling a product, but when the product is education, there are different ways to handle the business aspects.

Other Employee Reviews for Education Management Corporation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Finance"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation was good. Career opportunities up until about 2008 when the economy went down and the industry was under scrutiny.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at the highest levels in later years (after acquisition by Goldman Sachs in 2006).

    Advice to Management

    Let the local campus leadership make local decisions. Centralization led to the loss of many well qualified employees at campus locations.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "For-profit career college"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Faculty in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful administration, staff, and faculty

    Cons

    One size fits all mentality . Interested in profit more than quality of education

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more decisions to be made at local level

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