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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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  1. EDMC

    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The internal team I worked on was great, most were not just coworkers but became friends. They really were passionate for what they did but there was so much realignment it was hard to stay focused worried if the next day you'd still have a job to come back to.

    Cons

    The ethical problems currently being investigated by the department of education. It was hard to be proud of the job you did when your company was on the news for fraud on a regular basis.

  2. Worst place I have ever worked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Help Desk in Strip District, PA (US)
    Former Contractor - Help Desk in Strip District, PA (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Uhh free coffe and hot co co are all I can think of oh wait a paycheck. Casual Fridays are nice as well.

    Cons

    A call center where you are encouraged to lie to the potential students to get them into school. I had to help a woman who never had a pc before get registered for class. She told me she had just celebrated her 95th birthday.

    Advice to Management

    If you have to let employees go give them some warning. I was let go at the same time as 500 other people.

  3. Worst job ever!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good. There are some good people. Educational benefits as long as you go to one of EDMC's schools.

    Cons

    Corporate culture, uncaring management, some people work hard to make you look bad in an attempt to make themselves look good. A great deal of corporate politics.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your #1 asset: people!

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  5. Constantly changing company

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Other employees are hard working and fun to work with. Lower management works well together.

    Cons

    Things are always changing with little or no notice along with little help. Plans are created but rarely implemented.

    Advice to Management

    The ground floor employees work extremely hard and deserve more respect.

  6. Good experience with lot of great people to work with.

    Current Employee - Instructional Media Designer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Instructional Media Designer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment, education benefits, great people.

    Cons

    My experience here has been fun.

  7. Admissions Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    It needs completely restructured

  8. Very fast paced, ever changing, matrix organization.

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  9. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  10. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people. Great location

    Cons

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

  11. Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    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

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