Education Management Corporation

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  1.  

    Turning the ship around.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Worst company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Speedy hiring and onboarding process

    Cons

    recognition program not in place/communicated across all departments
    poor employee morale
    hi-turn over rate
    no employee engagement
    lack of communication between teams/departments
    some executive level leadership did not demonstrate professionalism
    inconsistencies in management
    all levels of staff are overworked not leaving time for streamlining processes and procedures for effiiciency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put employees first and value the students you serve. Your employees are on the front lines servicing the schools, students, and faculty you serve. Having worked for other organizations who make an effort to show their employees they are appreciated, it was an eye-opening experience to work for an employer who does not. The negative energy throughout the organization could be sensed in several departments (not just the CENTER, where I worked). I would caution anyone before seeking employment with Education Management Corporation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Admissions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A place to go in the morning! Thats about it! There are frequent layoffs so the idea of getting a package and moving on is a nice perk.

    Cons

    The opportunity for growth for a working professional is unheard of here. Its a bait and switch from the first meeting with HR. They tell you about growth opportunities but the real deal is if your not in the Pittsburgh or phoenix Kool aid club of popularity lets hang out at the local bar: it wont happen!
    This is just a social club and not meant for serious management and educated professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work ethically within the government regulations to reduce the lawsuits so we can be trusted as working professionals in education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people. Great location

    Cons

    No room for growth. No sense of leadership or direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant director of admission

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, plenty of leads

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great employees, bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    EDMC - OHE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, HR works with you regarding issues, training will help in future positions, some management is excellent at their job and work to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Upper management promotes change frequently. Company is beingi nvestigated by Department of Education and has lost credibility. The programs are expensive and few students have success matriculating. Representative talk about changing students lives but are actually increasing their debt and career services only helps to find low paying jobs for graduates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follw business ethics and don't have people that are in relationships reporting to each other. this company is about sleeping your way to the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unless you want to sell your soul and be sucked dry of any life run away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Used to be pay but now it is structured and not negotiable

    Cons

    People harping on you daily. No ability to express any opinions. More worried about what Goldman Sachs thinks than anyone else since they own 40% of the company stocks. Employees are numbers- regardless of contributions made over any period of time. Do not listen to any review on here but the completely negative. After many years there I was poached due to my pay when I more than hit my numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Default Prevention

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11. 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

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