Kaplan University

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More cons than pros

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Kaplan University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

Pros

40 hour work weeks, ease of job

Cons

No room for pay increases and only lateral advancement, very disorganized, unsympathetic to human needs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former adjunct

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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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