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"Fast paced environment with a lot of rapid change."

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Current Employee - Process Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Process Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Fast growing company, a lot of change, new initiatives as well as an upward moving industry with a focus on people.

Cons

Inexperienced executive management. No real focus on best practices for operational efficiency. No real methodology adopted at this current point in time.

Advice to Management

Listen to your people, promote those who can foster new ideas, and those who have insight from other industries who can instill best practices.

Other Employee Reviews for Education Management Corporation

  1. "Industry troubles, but best in the industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher education industry is in Obama's radar which creates unnecessary challenges. There is a concerted effort to ensure compliance. Does not seem to be a major shift in core values, just a lot of extra work to satisfy regulatory agencies.

    Strong leadership. Profitable. Growing.

    Cons

    Fast growth can generate concerns over whether there is a good vision and direction. The company is still in the middle of a culture change from a big small-company to a big big-company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication and visibility among all employees to stay informed. In the information age, everyone wants to know about everything.


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    "A nightmare from the first day."

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

    Pros

    The employees are diverse and are from all walks of life. When reaching out to students, employees do have the potential to do good work.

    Cons

    There is such a huge turnover that the company can't keep track of the employees (the first day I was placed in the wrong training from the entire day).
    Small office spaces and break rooms. If you aren't going out for lunch and spending your money; good luck trying to find a spot in the lunch room because there aren't enough seats!

    Advice to Management

    For as big as this company is, the management lacks in most areas. The new hire training is based on "overcoming student objections" rather than educating new hires about what the school has to offer (programs, tuition, TOC, etc.). The company is more invested in hitting sales numbers than doing something good for the students that are being recruited.
    The modo of this company is totally different than the overall operation.

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