Education Management Corporation

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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated 21 January 2015
Updated 21 January 2015
345 Reviews
2.5
345 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with and there are opportunities to move up here and there (in 16 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is comfortable unless you have a family; you will work Saturdays (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family (in 19 reviews)

  • There is no job security there and you would be stupid to take a job there at this point in time (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    every one is need education

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    Former Employee - Admissions Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Admissions Manager in Melbourne

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    education is very important part of your life if education is not come in every signal person that person will be a trained education

    Cons

    there is no down side in work of education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    watch out i am coming

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Admissions Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits and pay were great. It is a laid back atmosphere and the people you work with are a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Upper management is a joke and there are a lot of politics. The work life balance is not great and you have to work overtime in order to be successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It needs completely restructured

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very fast paced, ever changing, matrix organization.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Love the work, students, people and mission. Opportunity to advance if open to relocation.

    Cons

    Fast paced always. Work/life imbalance. Need better systems and processes to improve administrative efficiencies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Smart people to work with

    Cons

    No real cons that I can think of

  6.  

    Turning the ship around.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    EDMC has turned the ship around and started aligning business practices with mission, values and beliefs. The future for the company should be more stably after recent layoffs and restructuring.

    Cons

    Formal organization that uses formal processes to create change and innovation. For profit education is under scrutiny thus creating a difficult climate and unpredictable environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership must display emotional intelligence and focus on behavior and professional development for a productive and committed workforce regardless of the challenges in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Assistant director of admission

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, plenty of leads

    Cons

    Horrible hours, horrible old leads, unprofessional management, extreme micromanagement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great employees, bad management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Career Services in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Career Services in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    The company is not profiting at the moment so there really are no pros.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not great/flexible. Services provided by the company are not relevant in today's market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to restructure the service provided from ground up. Evaluate staff and processes from top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Default Prevention

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Freedom to be creative and allows for career development

    Cons

    low salary and not a lot of opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    EDMC as an employer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Company 401K matching plan up to 6% at the time

    Cons

    Pressure to appease students rather than support faculty

  11.  

    Not worth the trouble

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is good for entry level, work hours are consistent (They'll guilt trip you into coming in on Saturdays on occasion but at least it's time and a half)

    Cons

    Training is ok but definitely needs to go through some changes. The fear of being fired or laid off is constantly lingering over everyone's head like a dark, ominous cloud. About 90% of your coworkers are people who fit under one of the following 2 categories: 1. People who were popular in high school and were too stupid to accomplish anything significant in life, other than spending 6+ years getting a bachelor's degree in sociology from a mediocre, no-name college in backcountry Pennsylvania -or- 2. People who wished they were popular in high school and now have the opportunity to finally fit into that group. Management will definitely pick their favorites and completely ignore others, similar to a middle school student. If you are a natural salesman and do exceptionally well, you will be praised. If you aren't a salesman and don't do very well, but you show that you are trying your hardest, it will not matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough with the childish favoritism and unnecessary intimidation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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