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Not a bad place to work as a part-time college student or recent grad.

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Former Employee - Admissions Advisor II in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Admissions Advisor II in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The pay is pretty lucrative if you're working through your degree while you're employed. They try to show employees their graditude through formal lunch functions that are catered by elite groups.

Cons

No potential for upward movement. Pay is stagnent because of the new laws on for profit schools. The industry is dying and probably won't be around long.

Advice to Management

Take a look at what it going on and be realistic. Lower your prices to a reasonable cost per credit hour and you will recoup your losses by more student enrollments.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaplan University

  1. Kaplan hasn't been able to adjust to the seismic shift in the industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average wages for the work performed. Typically 40-45 hour work weeks on a M-F schedule, so they aren't driving you toward burnout.

    Cons

    Morale is low due to the multiple rounds of layoffs. Politics prevent bad projects from being terminated early and retasking people and $$ to better options. A lot of pressure for the sales staff/admissions. One's supervisor has a lot to do with one's success.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction, stick with it and provide the right resources and time to see if things are working. Interdepartment cooperation is poor. Leadership needs to take a more active role in ensuring collaboration happens in a healthy way.


  2. Former adjunct

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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