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Former Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Kaplan University part-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Generally good students, reasonably decent pay, more relaxed pace with ten-week classes.

Less administrative/grading burden than others (Phoenix, et al.)

Cons

Rules that change - unlike Phoenix et al, there are no clear and hard and fast rules about student assignment submissions, grading policy, etc. Heaven help you if you're "late" in grading, but students must be "accommodated" at all costs including submitting work weeks late, ridiculous hand-holding of adults, etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let the teachers teach, and let them treat the students like adults - compassion, understanding yes, but not bending over backwards so much we break our back.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Terrible job!

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor II  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor II in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits on first day and free tuition. The best decision upper management ever made was firing my former manager in July 2012. He was the worst and most unhelpful manager I have ever encountered, yet had a huge ego. Upper management finally realized to fire him based on performance and that they shouldn't keep him based on where he was from. That same manager didn't even have a degree, yet his admissioins advisors were expected to have at least a bachelors.

    Cons

    Management constantly talks down to their employees and everyone is treated like a number. Job is a very low level inside sales job. You need to hit a certain quota every month which constantly changes and if you don't and your not one of managements favorites your fired. Some people are given good leads and some are assigned poor leads, your success will be determined by how much managers like you. Some admissions advisors job roles were changed back in July to
    just simply answering the phone with no sales goals. They kept the same pay but had job security because how can you screw up answering the phone. Although many of these phone receptionists quit out of boredom. Constant layoffs and a feeling that you could get fired any day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and to reward employees based on performance. Promotions should be based on job performance and not what country someone is from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    stay away!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Honestly speaking there is nothing good about this company

    Cons

    This company is more like a factory
    Bad atmosphere
    This company hires pretty much anybody with no degree or minimum of education
    Everything else pretty much is in this category

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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