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Toxic Political Wasteland

Media Manager (Former Employee)

ProsFeel like you're making a difference in students' lives.
Backed by the Washington Post.
Good work/life balance.

ConsVery political environment with invisible alliances.
Senior Managers often care more about self preservation than overall benefit to the company or students.
It is common for managers to take credit for work done by subordinates, or to downplay positive results that managers can not take credit for.
Do not upset the status quo or you will be isolated outside the main political circle.

Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate or perish. The online education landscape is changing and Kaplan may not be able to keep up if its core management is stuck in political gridlock.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Kaplan is where good professors go to whither on the vine

    Professor (Former Employee) Davenport, IA

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: In the beginning Kaplan was a great place to work. That is when the academics were in… Cons: Professors at Kaplan have absolutely no academic freedom whatsoever. The curriculum and teaching is all "canned" and controlled not by academics but by the coorporate… Advice to Senior Management: The for profit model is flawed... It pushes the wrong people upward in the company. Instead of those who are there for the right reasons… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Unqualified cold call sales nightmare

    Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

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


    Pros: If there are any, none come to mind. Cons: Production is king. Whether you're doing the best thing for the student or not is secondary. Your numbers are more important. Poor leads . .… Advice to Senior Management: You hire for bright people. You should probably treat them as such. Your people know what's happening. Get rid of your young executive management team… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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