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Mixed Feelings

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

Pros

--Beautiful, clean, well-lit office that is easy to get to via public transportation
--Friendly people. People you don't even work with smile at you as they pass you by in the hall
--Cafeteria inside of the office with a variety of food that is relatively cheaper than the food sold outside of the office.
--Diversity in staff in race, gender, sexual orientation.
--Great scholarship and volunteer initiatives
--Excellent team environment for full-time workers
--Flexible schedule for part-time workers

Cons

--Low pay
--No room for advancement.
--Lack of adequate communication between management and employees.
--Lack of diversity in management
--An unwillingness to try new educational methods and technologies.
--More profit-driven and less focused on creating genuine relationships with customers
--Much of the staff works remotely, so a sense of genuine community in the company is lost.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be open to suggestions from employees and be open to trying new methods of doing things. Create an office where the staff, particularly the part-time staff and those who work remotely, feel more like real employees and not just visitors. Pay part-time workers a better salary so that there is less turnover.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    ESl Teacher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ESL Instructor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Interesting body of international students

    Cons

    Need a headshot to get a job in the L. A. Kaplan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire your teachers based on their teaching experience and education, not on their looks and gym routine

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    On decline - especially technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    They want to get better. They have some nice goals (to be the best educator) but they are disconnected from the realities of the business climate.

    Cons

    Layoffs every quarter - even though the CEO & CFO gets up and says that the declines aren't as bad as they look

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are an education company not a technology company. Go back to your core compentencies and find business models to replace those that are obsolete.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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