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I was responsible for enrolling students into the university

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Excellent comission - good online school in comparison to competition

Cons

high turn-over - micro-managed environment

Advice to Management

Trust more in your employees - the heavy monitoring of metrics feels burdensome

Other Employee Reviews for Kaplan University

  1. Good place to work only if you can sell

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Kaplan university is a nice environment to work. Everyone at the work place is super nice and very helpful. The management is very flexible about schedule and time off as long as you can produce as in sell education.

    Cons

    Kaplan university is a revolving door, they are always hiring and always firing. When they hire you they give you a three month time period to make a minimum number of sales and if you can not cut it they will fire you after three months. As such it is not uncommon to see your whole team get fired and you get left with new hires. The recruiters tell you that if you can not sell they will shift you over to a different position but that is a lie and you will be fired if the numbers are not met.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people like they are so replaceable. You are taking advantage of a down economy which lets you hire and fire people at will but once the economy turns up your ways are over with.


  2. Great place to work, if you can't find anywhere else.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Kaplan is that they will actually hire you. They hire EVERYONE. They give you a shot for about 3 months and you either make it or you don't. If you're struggling to find a job in sales, they'll give you a salary while you look for something else.

    Cons

    They bill it as a sales job, but you get none of the benefits of being in sales. i.e. commission, time off when you want, freedom to work independently. You DO however get to put up with cheesy sales floor tactics - rah rah meetings everyday, pointless "games" with no spiffs attached, daily pressure from management. - not a sales job, just a holding pattern. Also, if you are looking to move in to management, you better come in as such. Over 90% of management is brought in from outside sources.

    Advice to Management

    We don't need to have huddles every day. Nothing changes. Once a week will suffice. It just looks like grandstanding and it takes people away from their jobs.


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