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At least I got a paycheck

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Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Greenbelt, MD
Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Greenbelt, MD
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Kaplan University part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Not much in the positive to say. There were some excellent teachers who genuinely wanted to educate the students.

Cons

Everything bad you hear about for-profit schools are true. Classrooms with not enough or the right equipment, books showing up weeks after a class begins, outdated or broken learning materials, admitting students who are unable to pay or admit students who should not be there. There were students who could not do basic math, students who could barely read or write, students who were there because a judge ordered them to go to school or they would have to go to jail. Constant mandatory meetings that were unpaid. The list could go on and on and on...

Advice to Management

Focus less on profits and more on quality classrooms and students.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaplan University

  1. The recruiters are good liars!

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Benefits are good, in my opinion. -Programs are accredited - The teachers are pretty good.

    Cons

    -School is marketing to potential students that cannot read or write beyond an elementary grade- school level. - The school has a large drop-out rate, which has been hurting the company's bottom line. The culprit is low student academic performance. As a result; -Poor lead quality results in minimal anual revenue. Either the CFO's and CEO's of the company have not made that connection, or they are making short-sighted decisions intentionally. -They have re-structured three times for the last year and a half. The company has changed their "Group name" three to four times within two years. - The company continually changes CEOs and CFOs but they do not fire or layoff-just switch them around to different departments but with equal titles. It is not your normal company restructuring. -Company has massive layoffs to only rehire three months later to only have a company wide layoff seven months later to only rehire again. This cycle has gone on for the last year and a half. After each layoff, the company admits their biggest mistake was that they begin to hire way too soon after the layoff. However, the company repeats their mistakes. - Four massive company-wide layoffs in the past year and a half makes it hard to plan life or big family events, i.e. buying a house, taking a family vacation, selling your house. - ADOAs and DOAs will tell advisers to sell the student a program that is not in their best interest (i.e. putting a student in a program that will not enable them to teach in their state if they want to be a teacher). This is the biggest and most disappointing of all-the company has lacks integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Lower management: Stop trying to date your employees and focus on the bottom line. Upper management: Advise your bosses that purchasing leads that will result in low quality students will result in the low anual net sales. CEOs and CFOs: Think long term. Don't cut corners for the purpose of filling pockets. Do things the right way; you will get the right results and in the long-term you will have a school that is stable despite the non-profit bubble bust that will soon be coming.


  2. Kaplan University Review

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great insurance and a few other benefits. OK place to work if you are unemployed, its stop over until something better comes along.

    Cons

    Zero job security, layoffs are made with no apparent rhyme nor reason about who gets axed. Zero employer loyalty, it's hard to be loyal after seeing what I've seen. Low pay for most, good pay for a few, especially management. Favoritism for a few, most of us are just numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a conscious.


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