Education Management Corporation

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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
329 Reviews
2.4
329 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)

  • They compensate you fairly and have good benefits for employees, 401K match, insurance, wellness programs (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family (in 18 reviews)

  • There is no job security there and you would be stupid to take a job there at this point in time (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sadly, a sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    The amazing work the students created - they had such talent and passion. Certain teams had great people, a lot were there 10+ years for good reason. Benefits were great. Continuing education opportunities for employees and their immediate family.

    Cons

    Slow adoption to new technologies. Closed minded to new process improvements. Morale was bad and the culture didn't foster the creative education we were supporting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember why you are there - for the students - and focus on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    LOVE working for this company!! Best job I've ever had! Great training, great management, great pay and benefits!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - High School Representative
    Current Employee - High School Representative

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

    Pros

    Management, Training, Hours, Work-LIfe Balances, PTO, Pay, Benefits

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work study student

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    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Worked with your college hours, great co workers

    Cons

    only legally can work 20 hours a week, management always unresponsive,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the supervisors interact with students more. Certain employees at Art Institute of Houston could care less about the students and are very selfish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was a positive growing and learning experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - National Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    It is a position you can be proud of. You will be changing lives for a living, and there is no job beyond that in which is satisfying.

    Cons

    Meeting Expectations, sometimes can be a little nerve-racking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great overall experience! Allowed the opportunity to help others in pursuing their educational goals!

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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

    Not micro managed, fulfilling and rewarding work. Amazing work environment, many minor perks of the job. Job title assigned carries a lot of "weight" in the professional world

    Cons

    "What have you done for me lately" attitude from the management. "Pushed" to accomplish start goals...sometimes beyond what is best for the student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember exactly what the staff has to go through with each individual student

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible

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    • 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

    Met a lot of awesome people
    Insurance (it's the worst in the area however)

    Cons

    Company values
    Leadership
    Training
    Pay - although decent, not worth the stress
    No work-life balance
    No job security
    Lots of layoffs
    Unrealistic goals
    High pressured sales job
    Everything else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This really doesn't matter because they wouldn't listen...

    I worked in the Pittsburgh office for 2 years. I promise you, I have never worked for a company that caused me so much anxiety. When you are hired you are made to believe that you are going to be working in admissions and calling, interviewing, and recruiting potential interested students. NOT THE CASE. You call hundreds of people that did not even request information! Many of them are illiterate and can't even put a sentence together and somehow you have to sell that individual a 67k degree. It's merely a high pressured sales position and I predict they'll close their doors by early next year. I morally could not go on....I felt so bad about all the students that I deceived into going to college knowing they weren't "college material." Now they have dropped out and have large amounts of debt. If you are considering working here, don't. Move on....

    There's no advice to management....just get out because the damage has been done. All the evil that has been sown has come back up to bite you. Education and business don't mix because something will go lacking...If you would have always focused on student success you might be in a different situation and people working there might actually enjoy their job. I have never felt such regret. Working there was a huge mistake and I pray that God can forgive the evil that I sown out of desperation of keeping my job. I finally up and quit because of conscious was not clean.

    Avoid this place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Admissions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement is a pro
    Direct Supervisors are caring

    Cons

    no promotions..
    company has taken most benefits including 401k
    Senior Management changes once a quarter
    Company takes away holidays whenever they see fit
    No work life balance, I work almost every Saturday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is suppose to be a higher education facility...focus less on the profits and more on the students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Admissions Representative

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee and shelter from the elements.

    Cons

    Anything and everything that's wrong with the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please quit and save the rest of humanity from the lies and contempt they feel for you.

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

    Great people, but money hungry company...

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    Former Employee - Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with. They were amazing people that I keep in contact with. Work life was good, time off was good, and benefits were great.

    Cons

    I don't understand why this company hires any people when they just lay everyone off. My whole department was wiped out. It was always about the sale, the numbers, never a pat on the back from management because they only focused on numbers. Many times goals were unattainable, but they didn't care. It was exhausting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring if you are going to lay off people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Take advantage of their employees

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Faculty
    Current Employee - Faculty

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with students is always rewarding.

    Cons

    No raises in three years. Took away the 401k match. Health insurance is terrible. Company requires 30 hours on site for faculty as well as they must maintain their status as a working professional in their field. Companies ethics are some times questionable. Faculty are teaching classes for their bosses because they don't have enough time and not being compensated for the extra work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees fairly for the work that they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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