Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated 26 May, 2015
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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. Okay place

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Chandler, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Chandler, AZ (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Follows school holidays
    Management listens to feedback and suggestions
    Competitive compensation
    Great 401k plan

    Cons

    Technical Leadership did not have a technical background
    Technical groups would drive personal agendas instead of what was good for the company, lack of management/leadership with a technical background fostered this behavior

    Advice to Management

    Either become technical and research options presented to you by your teams or employ a leadership team that can.

  2. Good Company But Grew Too Fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    The company offers a good salary, benefits and growth opportunities. I really believe that the majority of the employees are passionate about helping students succeed and more into the career they are seeking.

    Cons

    With the current regulatory changes, the for-profit education industry is very uncertain. The organizations that are truly in business to help nontraditional students to be successful will remain standing. All others will no longer be in business.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to more closely listen to the faculty, staff and employees who are working directly with students and provide the resources and support needed to help them do their jobs more effectively.

  3. SSA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good and The people there are great. Fast paced environment. There is zero down time and you will not get bored.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and it can be high pressure to get students and keep them. Sometimes weekend work is involved.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the talent in front of you. Some positions are paid very well and others are not. Typically front line staff makes more money than managers.

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  5. Admissions rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, I made lots of friends.
    A very easy commute to work

    Cons

    Constant micro management. Very high tuition for online learning and a lot of pressure to turn phone calls into applications

  6. Great company and great co-worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Efficient training and support, very rewarding role, enjoyable co=workers and office setting

    Cons

    I do not have any to share about the company as a whole. No cons to report

  7. Staff Accountant II

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant II in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant II in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Co-workers, plenty of oppurtunity to expand your work horizon

    Cons

    Struggling company, over burdened employees

    Advice to Management

    Can survive on a skeleton crew forever

  8. Insightful experience of the company's lack of integrity and limited resources to increase learning outcomes.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    There are few and my time there was insightful with no pros to report.

    Cons

    Read the reviews, data from financial reports and your local accrediting agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Get a bailout or sellout and stop destroying people's lives with education fraud.

  9. The Education Management Corporation was a fair, cooperative, and problem free employer

    Former Employee - Print Lab Worker in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Print Lab Worker in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    The pros of my job were that I was able to find employment while also being a full time student.

    Cons

    A con was that my work hours did take a way from the hours that I needed to study and practice my skills in my art program.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to be a little less rigid in the hiring process because many capable students were denied employment.

  10. Finance Counselor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

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

    Pros

    Close to my home, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Management style is one of fear and intimidation. Management enjoys letting the employees know they are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the fear and intimidation style. Support the employees.

  11. Admissions Rep

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, managers, training. and co-workers. Nice culture.

    Cons

    If you are someone who remembers and follows the rules the job will be perfect for you.


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