Education Management Corporation

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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated 28 January, 2015
Updated 28 January, 2015
349 Reviews
2.4
349 Reviews
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Edward H. West
91 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with and there are opportunities to move up here and there (in 16 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is comfortable unless you have a family; you will work Saturdays (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family (in 19 reviews)

  • There is no job security there and you would be stupid to take a job there at this point in time (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    It needs completely restructured

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    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

  7.  

    Turning the ship around.

    • 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

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Assistant director of admission

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  10.  

    Great employees, bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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