Kaplan Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, work from home, decent time off, the work can be pretty interesting (in 9 reviews)

  • can do very part time, seasonal classes around graduation times (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • This position is only on call, part-time, wish they had more shifts or even a full time position open for role (in 10 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, very late hours (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Kaplan full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Fun atmosphere. Healthy company and in an industry of offering a service that is helping people to move forward in their careers and life. Very nice office location and flexible managers. Good work life balance. Forward moving company. A diverse company that is not against promoting woman.

    Cons

    Being in acquisition mode creates businesses challenges. Nepotism is apparent in some departments. It can be hard to advance in some areas depending upon the leadership. Some positions are remote and there is no policy or general rules for this. Its on a favoritism basis only.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in thriving for a healthy workforce. The benefits you offer are some of the best. I truly enjoyed the Health Club and working out over lunch. There are a few people in the wrong roles in Marketing and there are also people in the right roles, but not getting the credit they deserve. Develop a work from home policy so you do not loose good employees who are responsible.


  2. Decent Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Accountant in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Accountant in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Kaplan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Workload not that heavy, no overtime or extreme hours

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you know who wants to move up and who doesn't.


  3. Marketing Intern

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at Kaplan part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people to work with.

    Cons

    Sitting at your desk all day, can get boring


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work with great people (La Crosse, WI)

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Kaplan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, friendly employees, good pay, room for advancement and growth, and a great office in La Crosse.

    Cons

    Large company where decisions in other offices will have an impact on your job.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your sales teams.


  6. It was a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Intern in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Content Intern in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Kaplan

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of good energy and great people. One of the only firms hiring during the crisis.

    Cons

    Few growth opportunities lack of mentorship

    Advice to Management

    Get in more local grads and help them grow from the group up


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great environment, bad management.

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    Current Employee - Web Programmer in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Web Programmer in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at Kaplan

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is fun and exciting. The people are great to work with. It's great to know you are helping people to learn and grow. The work environment is relaxed with very little management in day-to-day activities.

    Cons

    The upper management is segmented and tends to fight inter-departmentally. Marketing continually fights IT for control of the website. People in both departments are discouraged from contacting each other individually. All communications must go through the head of the two departments. This creates a bottleneck to get things done quickly and efficiently. The only accountability for projects not getting done lies with IT, even if the materials needed to complete the projects are not passed to IT until a few days before a product launch.

    Advice to Management

    Make departments accountable and have a project management system in place so that if one department doesn't fulfill their deadlines other departments are not held responsible. Have a consistent plan that is well communicated to employees. Don't set arbitrary deadlines when a project hasn't been properly communicated between departments. Get a copyrighter for content going out on the websites.



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