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Completely Disorganized with a Bleak Outlook

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Finance/Enrollment Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Former Employee - Finance/Enrollment Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

Pros

Fringe benefits were great, and the internal cultural was nice

Cons

100% disorganized, unrealistic expectations for position responsibilities, and the work environment/duties changed so often that performing is nearly impossible

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you continue to preach work/life balance, make it happen. Everyone I knew brought the stress and work home with them every night

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Growing pains...then shrinking pains

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and many friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Lots of last minute changes. Upper management doesn't listen, even at the local level. Want a secure job? Don't work here. Great people to work with, game-playing bureaucrats to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't pretend to know what you're doing when most of your decisions are reactive. Listen to the instructors when it comes to student retention and ways to grow. You simply don't. Ask what can be improved and the local campus level and listen. You simply don't. I and most of my coworkers are looking for jobs elsewhere, though we are some of the best communicators and thorough thinkers you will find in our community. We know what we are doing, but wonder if you do...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    EDMC is a failing company. Only accept employment here if you are very desperate.

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

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The internal culture is great. Also, they have many entry-level opportunities due to the past and future lay offs of employees with higher wages.

    Cons

    No job security at all. Also, Admissions Representative position is a telemarketing job (although they do try making it appear otherwise to prospective employees and students). Nothing that they promise you, such as raises, reviews, and employment agreements can be depended on in their current legal and financial struggles. They are all about numbers here, and although they have made substantial efforts to improve their agressive recruitment tactics and other areas of business, do not expect respect in or from any revenue-generating position with EDMC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be decieved in thinking your job is secure.

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