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not what you think it is

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Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL

I worked at Kaplan University

Pros

Can advance quickly and make more money

Cons

senior management is incompetent with web of politics unparalleled

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get some clues on how to run a business

Doesn't Recommend

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    I was responsible for enrolling students into the university

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Kaplan University

    Pros

    Excellent comission - good online school in comparison to competition

    Cons

    high turn-over - micro-managed environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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    It's not about the Student, it's about the Numbers

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Kaplan University

    Pros

    There is the opportunity to make upwards of 6 figures. However of the 1500-2000 admissions advisors there are less than 10 in the company. Benefits from day 1 and the opportunity to take apart of the Gift of Knowledge which is free education after 30 days. This includes the Masters program if you have a bachelors already.

    Cons

    It's a numbers game. Pressure tactics to enroll students. Encouraged to come in on your day off if you are behind in your numbers otherwise your job will be on the line. Micro managed on every thing you do. Strict adherence to breaks and given lunch times. Favoritism in promotions and no clear path on how to move up. If you boss likes you than you are given a shot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that sometimes the best potential managers are not necessarily the best producers and vice versa the best poducers some times make the worst managers. Be fair and if hold up your promises to you staff that have managed to stay around longer than a few months.

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