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"good job out of school, not for a career"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

work with great people, good benefits, more laid back atmosphere than in other departments, do not have to work on weekends

Cons

Not a lot of opportunity for growth or upward movement, jobs are monotonous, a lot of talk about opportunities and growth with little or no action

Advice to Management

Follow thru on promises to employees

Other Employee Reviews for Education Management Corporation

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    "Be careful."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    There are many talented, friendly employees who are team players. Most are permitted to have a reasonable work/life balance. Quite a few make an effort to maintain a healthy working environment.

    Cons

    Up until recently, EDMC was a great place to work, and there used to almost be a family-type of atmosphere. However, senior management has gradually made more choices that favored investors more than students. Work is initiated because it brings in money - not because it has long term benefits. Enrollment has been down, and so cuts were made. Those cuts first affected well respected teachers - of all people! More recently, cuts were made at the Pittsburgh corporate location. Almost no explanation was made as to why those particular people were cut - some had just been hired two months before and some had been around more than 10 years. Many were simply told that the cuts were NOT performance based but seemed to be treated the same as others who had previously been fired. That seemed disrespectful. Supervisors who had input as to which people would be eliminated were mysteriously not available afterwords. There are cliques that have a surprising amount of control over departments and if you're not on their good side you'll know it. Human Resources is not careful or professional in terms of how they handle sensitive matters - sensitive information is not fully hidden from people who shouldn't see it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat students and employees as you would want your family and friends to be treated. Remember and recognize good, professional, and loyal behavior - don't punish it. And remember who you say you serve the most - the students. If they're not learning what they need to, or if they shouldn't have been enrolled to begin with, you'll hurt all the more.


  2. "Pros and Cons at EDMC IT"

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    Current Employee - IT Desktop Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT Desktop Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice offices, people and views. Decent enough equipment. Good pay.

    Cons

    Crappy benefits. Lack of job security. Workload often out-weighs capacity.

    Advice to Management

    Rough times at EDMC due to the economy. Find ways to reward your employees to give yourself a chance in terms of retaining the good employees. Why not give the week between Christmas and New Years off--nothing really gets done that week and this is an Education company. There are two large corps in the K&L gates building that offer comparable salaries, better insurance and significantly more time off. A little tempting to your capable IT people.

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