Kaplan
3.1 of 5 178 reviews
www.kaplan.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Kaplan Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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3.1 178 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

Kaplan Chairman and CEO Andrew S. Rosen

Andrew S. Rosen

(57 ratings)

53% 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
  • "Pay was good and they provided benefits for part time employees"
    in 13 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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SAT Instructor (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I worked at Kaplan part-time for more than a year

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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good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Kaplan full-time for more than 10 years

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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Great job, great people, great company!

Standardized Patient (Current Employee)
Newark, NJ

I have been working at Kaplan part-time for more than 5 years

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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A good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I have been working at Kaplan full-time for more than 3 years

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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A decent place to work

Information Technology (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaplan full-time for more than 5 years

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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Positive experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaplan

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

I worked at Kaplan part-time for less than a year

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

Admissions Advisor (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I have been working at Kaplan full-time for more than a year

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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I have a new carrier path because of kaplan

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaplan part-time for more than 3 years

ProsAwesome staff,great hours , staff development , educational perks for employees and immediate family.

ConsNot a lot of opportunities for FT status.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake BENEFITS / hours
 PT employees work reflect FT hours actually worked.

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

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Uneventful

Campus Representative (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

I worked at Kaplan part-time for more than a year

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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