Kaplan University

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Micromanaging sweat factory

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Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL

I worked at Kaplan University full-time (more than an year)

Pros

None that I can think of.

Cons

Upper Management had the worst pep talk meetings almost everyday. Super micromanaged. Interviews with students expected to be 45 mins in length...who is going to stay interested???

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop Micromanaging.

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pay ok, Company and benefits ok, beware of layoffs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kaplan University is an employer that gives its employees very good wages. The pay is good as are the benefits. Benefits include health, dental, and enrollment discounts should you wish to take classes. The overall environment of the job can be fun and celebratory at times. While you are there you feel appreciated.

    Cons

    The company has unfortunately been going through layoffs for the past three years. Management does its best to puts employees at ease, and if you are laid off the company still does it's best to help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build a strong culture and value and please continue to pay well and keep employees happy.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent first "real job", but that's about it.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's nice to say you help put people in college for a living. After awhile, you'll know a little bit about a ton of different careers. The people are really nice. Benefits are good, pay is ok. Good starting job for a younger professional.

    Cons

    Kaplan used to be a fun, energetic place to work with the ability to grow monetarily based on sales (enrolling students). People were making money and life was good. Unfortunately that's no longer the case. Ever since for-profit schools like Kaplan and its competitors have had to reform their business model because of sketchy recruiting practices, its just become a place to collect a paycheck, with no ability to grow within the company--especially financially--yet it is still a hardcore sales job. In a true sales job, you are compensated for the business you bring in. Not at Kaplan. What's worse is that you are still expected to produce at a level that back in the day would have made you, at minium, a 65k/year sales rep.

    Some managers are nice, but many of them are not qualified to be in their positions. For example, there are individuals in senior management that do not possess a college degree, yet are being compensated very well (110,000k + salaries) especially compared to regular sales reps. This is particularly stunning considering that to even have an interview to work at Kaplan one must have a Bachelor's degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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