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ok "job" but not a career, continual layoffs

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Orlando, FL

I have been working at Kaplan University

Pros

The benefits aren't bad if you need insurance, there are some great people that work there (excluding senior management).

Cons

Not all of Kaplan was horrible best thing was the benefits unfortunately it is a failing company that will continue to shrink and experience layoffs. There has been 2 already since December 2010 and after each one they claim there will be no more layoffs, if you have ever studied business this company does everything wrong possible. Senior Management lacks experience even the vice president just recently completed his Masters degree from Kaplan, hate to be the professor who doesn't give his boss a passing grade. No communication in between departments and though there are not supposed to be any "enrollment goals" you will be measured on this numbers but behind closed doors and terminated if not producing. Upward mobility is non existent due to the company shrinking in size as revenues continue to diminish as quoted in the washington post's (parent company) 2011 1st qtr notes. Great place to collect a few paychecks if you are desperate but if your looking for something to last longer than 3-6 months I'd say check elsewhere. Also the salary is on the lower end comparatively with other schools in the industry (Devry, Phoenix, Ashford, Florida trade schools). Also they constantly hire new training classes to replace the terminated employees, they encourage you to tell all your friends and family to come to Kaplan which is the whole purpose of these training classes to basically use them as a way to get referrals for the new "excited" employees so you can get your friends and family in school which is extremely expensive and then lay you off later, be careful this is a good way to lose friends, watch out for the term PDL (personally developed leads) and good luck. Truely the only multi billion dollar company that continues to head downward yet senior management is allowed to continue in though they lack vision and are driving the company into the ground.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Restructure senior management they are driving the company into the ground, completely re-think your business model.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Working for Kaplan in a wonderful experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Management in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kaplan University

    Pros

    Kaplan is a wonderful company to work for. Kaplan uses the latest innovative technology, has a diverse population and professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Kaplan should focus more on promoting from within and be more open to at least speaking with employees who are interested in advancing in other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of great talent at Kaplan, focus more on promoting from within.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A bit messy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Kaplan University

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Fairly good work/life balance

    Cons

    Projects started and stopped for no apparent reason, making it difficult to get work moved forward. There was minimal rhyme or reason for some decisions. Question strategic thinking at the C-level/SVP level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan your work, work your plan.
    Great benefits, though!

    No opinion of CEO
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