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Kaplan is a great place to work!

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Teacher
Current Employee - Teacher

I have been working at Kaplan

Pros

Flexible hours that work well with having a different full-time job (mostly nights and weekends), a great system for raises based on students' ratings, a good system for moving people with good student ratings up to teacher trainers, etc., always receiving posts about full-time management jobs within Kaplan

Cons

It can sometimes be difficult to get enough hours if you only teach one test, the raises are based on how many students rate you as "excellent" while "good" does not count for anything

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think that they're doing a great job. If your manager is MIA, it obviously makes life more difficult, but that just depends on which center you work for. How responsive they are when you initially inquire about an interview probably reflects well on how they will be as your manager. I think that there are great opportunities for growth here.

Recommends
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    Great Part-Time Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan

    Pros

    Teaching students and really getting to make a difference in their lives.

    Cons

    The high turnover of employees, especially in management, makes knowing your position in the center difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your honesty and integrity as it relates to taking care of your teachers. Give them the same level of commitment they give you.

    Recommends
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    Good place if you're willing to travel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - SAT Tutor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SAT Tutor in New York, NY

    I worked at Kaplan

    Pros

    Good hours and pay rate for a part time or supplemental gig. Really easy once you memorize the material, and they're always trying to get you to learn new tests. The training is compensated.

    Cons

    The corporate structure is a little oppressive: having to navigate the bureaucracy as well as represent the myriad interests. For instance, placing the onus of explaining the various guarantees and money-back claims on the tutor is a bit ridiculous. Also, the offers for gigs come at the last minute, with almost no time to prepare. And in the case of NYC's market, the jobs are often far off the beaten path and mileage reimbursement is only paid for trips over a certain amount of miles...so you are often asked to travel two to three hours roundtrip for a two hour job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the system for accepting clients and assigning tutors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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