Kaplan University
2.5 of 5 158 reviews
www.kaplan.edu Cedar Rapids, IA 50 to 149 Employees

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Kaplan University CEO Gregory Marino

Gregory Marino

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28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great educational experience.

    Student (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsChallenging, rewarding, and lots of great instructors.

    ConsThe on-line system minimizes interaction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEducation is not always profitable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A growing company with great vision

    Operations Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsI worked here for 8years truly enjoyed my time. Unfortunately, I was laid off. They are a continually growing company with a great vision. Open door policy with most managers. Great benefits and work/life balance is important to them

    ConsRecent major layoffs throughout the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview salaries in the industry and pay accordingly. Because of the fast growth, time should be taken to restructure the financial aid dept

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGained Admissions Experience and customer service

    ConsToo Sales focused within the comapny

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Kaplan was ok

    Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsMany good people working there

    Conswas suppose to be contract to perm... perm did not fan out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a very rewarding experience I learned more about Financial Aid than I knew before

    Student Loan Counselor (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThey believe in learning, they offer training to expand your experience the managers are very approachable, very friendly atmosphere.

    ConsNot enough area for breaks and lunch times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Admissions Advisor: Decent pay for the work that is expected.

    Admssions Advisor (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThis is a great job to get a steady paycheck and benefits, don't expect to get rich. Don't be afraid of layoffs, they have previously been very fair with giving notice and compensation.

    ConsCareer progression is limited. You can move up, but you can't move down, so if you want to promote, be prepared to perform at a much higher level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet lead generation (marketing) in sync with admissions advisor expectations. Don't expect them to turn bad leads into gold.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A perfect job for me right now

    Adjunct Professor (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsCompletely online, never have to leave my home to attend meetings or teach house, no need to commute, arrange childcare, etc. Most of the students are wonderful and very diligent.

    ConsThe pay for large classes is the same as for much smaller classes. Same pay for 9 students as 30. Some of the students are not prepared.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the salary scale to be more fair. Teaching a class with 25+ students is extremely time-consuming and difficult and should be compensated accordingly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The grass is not always greener.

    Training and Development (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsI was exposed to a lot of experiences in business and was able to stretch and grow over the years.

    ConsWhen I was with them we experienced rapid growth and struggled with hitting the right people in Admissions in Chicago.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in hiring the right people from the start.

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    Great Place to Work Grow

    Associate Director of Admissions (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsExcellent Product, a school with a curriculum rigerous and substanial provides real working knowledge for current and future professionals. Great core group of management staff and advisors who truly care about our main mission "Changing Lives", as well as keeping it a great place to work. I have referred friends to Kaplan for both education and employment and I tell you there is no better feeling than to see you friends succeed. Watching a friend walk across that stage knowing that school was the futherest thing from their minds years ago, now they are changing careers, getting a promotion or actually "Have a career now". Or the communication from your employment referrals on they appreciate the opportunity, how they are outperforming their peers, how they are moving up within their departments. Refering the right people makes you feel good all the way around.

    ConsTough times create some uncomfortable situations. Things have been lean and some tough decisions made. But as tough as those decisions have been, I believe it has put the company in a better position to grow. "Already seeing the positive results"

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe are going in the right direction. Now its time to increase our employee engagement. Remind them how good they are and how much their valued.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It has been rewarding and I've had the opportunity to grow.

    Academic Advisor (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIt can be a place of opportunity.

    ConsThere is a lot of upper management turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsistency in leadership would help motivate employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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