Education Management Corporation
2.3 of 5 227 reviews
www.edmc.edu Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014

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Edward H. West

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The Human Resource team is helpful and the employee benefits are great"
    in 7 reviews
  • "They compensate you fairly and have good benefits for employees, 401K match, insurance, wellness programs"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family"
    in 11 reviews
  • "high pressure sales to prospective college students"
    in 7 reviews
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Rewarding and filled with challanges

Tutor (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Education Management Corporation part-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly people, flexible scheduling, company values, filled with challenges. EDMC was really flexible with time-off policies because i was a student.

Conssome slow days in my position

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing that i would personally change

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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For Profit Schools May be Going Away

Business Development Representative (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible schedule, and good reimbursement for money spent.

ConsThe whole Business Development Dept was laid off at the Art Institutes.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Education Management Corporation

ProsThere are great people who care about what they do

ConsThere is an unknown future

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work for the right person not for everyone

Admissions Representative (Current Employee)
Pitts, PA (US)

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

ProsTuition assistance, opportunities to advance, good base salary

Consno bonus or commissions, constant change internally, convencing people in their 30-40's on average to go to college... Long days in the office to hit goal...

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher focus on employee relationships not just studenet relationships, many employees feel unaapreciated by management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Education Management Corporation

Prosfun environment, flexible schedule if you made your numbers.

Consselling education to people who can't afford it.

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Steady job with good pay IF you do well..

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Education Management Corporation

ProsThe training is pretty in-depth and there are lots of good people that work there.

ConsLack of quality leads.
Very high expectations of Admissions Representatives.
Lack of adaptation to current market.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't blame the employees for the change in market environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great goal but poor execution

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe best thing about working for EDMC is the opportunity to impact your local community through the education of adults. It is extremely personally rewarding.

ConsThere is little respect or appreciation for the hard work completed by the employees. This for-profit organization is all about the profit. Only the on ground employees care about the students.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease adjust your open enrollment policy so that students can succeed. A reading and writing level requirements along with basic math skills should be required before under taking college debt

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is a good company to work for!!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Education Management Corporation

Pros-great training
-working environment is awesome
-helpful staff and faculity

Cons-High turnover in admission and other departments

Advice to Senior Management-Be open to try new techniques to attract potential student
-Always be honest in your success factor reviews and eliminate favoritism

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Admissions Coordinator (Former Employee)
Orange, CA (US)

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

ProsFast Pace environment with great co-workers

ConsLittle room for growth and pay increases are far and few between

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Administrative Assistant for 15+ people

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA (US)

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

ProsLots of interaction with internal and external customers

ConsFor Profit Education - not necessarily focused on quality of student body OR its employees

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on quality and less on quantity

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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