Kaplan
3.1 of 5 189 reviews
www.kaplan.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Kaplan Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.1 189 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

Kaplan Chairman and CEO Andrew S. Rosen

Andrew S. Rosen

(60 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Lastly, being able to work from home is a big plus"
    in 9 reviews
  • "can do very part time, seasonal classes around graduation times"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Prefers to have many part time employees instead of full time employees"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Long hours with low pay compared with similar jobs in the market"
    in 8 reviews
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    Very Positive

    SAT Instructor (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsUnderstanding...worked with me on some personal issues. Competitive payscales.

    ConsStudents can sometimes be difficult...but not Kaplans fault.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great job, great people, great company!

    Standardized Patient (Current Employee)
    Newark, NJ

    ProsVery organized, clear communication and the staff are great!

    ConsThis position is only on call, part-time, wish they had more shifts or even a full time position open for role.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWork was enjoyable primarily working with smart, motivated people. Great improvements being made for work-life balance including flexible work arrangements.

    Consinternal promotions not publicized. starting salaries could be higher but pay increases were consistent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A decent place to work

    Information Technology (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, work from home, decent time off, the work can be pretty interesting

    ConsConstant changes in priority, strategy, organization, and management. They company as a whole has a very short-term vision.

    Advice to Senior Managementplan, make decisions, stick with them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsThe people are smart, work hard, and are fun to be around. It's a very social environment (monthly social gatherings, ping pong breaks, lunch at the cafeteria). Innovative thinking is alive and well. New technology is evaluated and put to use. There are REAL IT Architects that work there.

    ConsThere's been a string of distracting organizational changes (layoffs, restructuring, leadership) over the past three years. Well-intentioned efforts to improve IT effectiveness don't appear to have been prioritized outside of IT. There's the typical, dreaded corporate "performance review" process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake organizational change a company-wide initiative, not just an IT initiative. IT cannot become the phenomenal resource you envision if every other department maintains their status quo. Transform the way the company operates, not just one department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood balance of work and life.

    ConsOpportunities for advancement can be sparse.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Upper management were bullies and only cared about the bottom line.

    ESL Instructor/Tutor (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsPay was good and they provided benefits for part time employees.

    ConsPeople weren't very professional and very cliquish.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and care more about them and your clients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Uneventful

    Campus Representative (Former Employee)
    Davis, CA

    ProsEasy work load, decent pay for a campus job

    ConsVery boring, not much experienced from this job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much management can do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay, but do not make a career out of it.

    Admissions Advisor (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsBenefits
    PTO
    People that you work with

    ConsSales atmosphere
    Cold calling
    Pressure to get enrollments and keep them

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees. We are the ones that talk to students on a day to day basis and we need to have a better screening process. There are no blocks right now for students to enroll which decreases the value of a degree.

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

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    Unstable

    Financial Aid Representative (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsLocation was good. opportunity for growth

    ConsRestructuring hired many people that did not know what they were doing

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed experienced managment

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

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