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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 (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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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Wonderful co-worker's, descent pay at the time, good benefits.

    Cons

    Unstable work environment, rules changed too frequently. You'd be trained over and over again as the policies and job function changed at least every month, sometimes more often. Everything was monitored, measured and evaluated. Big Brother was watching every move. This is a high pressure sales job. Think twice before accepting a position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers really cared , others were all about snagging the sale at any cost, this included compromising integrity and expecting you to do the same.

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    Admissions Advisor: Decent pay for the work that is expected.

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    Former Employee - Admssions Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Admssions Advisor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    This is a great job to get a steady paycheck and benefits, don't expect to get rich. Don't be afraid of layoffs, they have previously been very fair with giving notice and compensation.

    Cons

    Career progression is limited. You can move up, but you can't move down, so if you want to promote, be prepared to perform at a much higher level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get lead generation (marketing) in sync with admissions advisor expectations. Don't expect them to turn bad leads into gold.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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