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"Great company but going through a lot of changes"

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Former Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good company to work for. At market for hiring salaries. 2nd largest proprietary school company.

Cons

Going through a lot of changes due to current political climate. Lots of turnover of senior and middle management so a lot of the business intellegence has left. Providing education to middle-tier demographics is somehow not as noble as it once was even though the for-profit education sector is the only way many people will ever be able to get a degree.

Advice to Management

Well... First, tell people what's going on without the fluff or nonsense. Second, provide a realistic roadmap of how the company will get to the place it needs to be. Third, provide some stability so employees are thinking about next year in a positive way, not a "better get my resume together" way.

Other Employee Reviews for Education Management Corporation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Click Here to Apply ~ Sucker"

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    Current Employee - Student Finance Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Student Finance Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Payroll is always on time. Workplace is kept clean. Employees really want to succeed (non management).

    Cons

    Income is diminishing returns. Health care increases each year. Too many meetings always asking why can't we get more done. Unorganized, untrained and ineffective managers from top to bottom. Nothing motivates people to be better. Everything is based on the negatives. Students are treated like they stole something when additional balances from not passing courses are added to their accounts. Students are coaxed into over $14k in yearly debt by being told they can go to McDonalds for internet access. No one has graduated form McDonalds to date. Company profit comes first and everyone else (employees/students) last. Worst experience of my life. Enroll and it will be yours too.

    Advice to Management

    Take some valid management courses and learn to coach and motivate employees. Fear tactics do not work in management and only cause resentment and a poor culture for those actually interfacing with the student body. Image how much higher the retention and graduate rates would be if the students would here non manufactured excitement over the phone.


  2. "RUN! Do not walk away from their recruiters!"

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

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

    Pros

    They pay well, but are you willing to sell your soul for a paycheck? Oh, and there's free coffee and "Cup a Soup"!

    Cons

    Worst. Job. EVER! Be prepared to be chained to your desk, slave to the auto-dialer that will track every second of your day. Have to pee? Your bathroom break is timed and you will hear about it if you take longer than deemed necessary. Be prepared to be screamed at by not only your bosses (more, more, MORE!!!) but also the poor saps who mistakenly entered their contact information into one of the scam websites that trick them by promising a job, free laptop, gift card...etc.

    At first it seems all cool, until you realize that the "education" that you are selling is not worth getting for free much less the $1,500 PER CLASS that EDMC charges. Once you realize that all your efforts have produced is a lifetime of debt with no real job prospects for every hapless soul you place into class, you will hate getting up in the morning. Unless, that is, you are one of those soulless individuals who are happy to prey on the less fortunate. If so, then you will fit right in.

    Advice to Management

    Put together a curriculum that actually teaches something worth learning! Offer classes in fields where there actually are jobs and not just in the "passion fields".

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