Kaplan Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Good colleagues, corporate structure

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are wonderful, for the most part. Very smart and engaged, and really care about student learning. Those who don't care don't last long!

    Cons

    You're teaching from a script most of the time. Even though you're encouraged to add your own personality to it, you're still required to stay with it.

    Advice to Management

    Better performance reviews of mid-level managers. I would have stayed a lot longer with a boss who cared more about his employees.


  2. Patent Legal Assistant

    Current Employee - Patent Legal Assistant in Holmdel, NJ
    Current Employee - Patent Legal Assistant in Holmdel, NJ

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very laid back office; amazing people. Great place to work. Casual dress; hardly no client contact; modern office space; everyone keeps to themselves but at the same time it's a small, family-like office.

    Cons

    Pay rate is average for central NJ. Other than that there are no cons. Many people who leave end up coming back to work here.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure what this section means, but I keep being told to put my employer name in and I have many times.


  3. Company review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan

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

    Pros

    Good employe benefits and staff development

    Cons

    High stress and heavy workload


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  5. Good Pay Tough Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Kaplan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They pay good Not a ton of pressure really Not micromanaged

    Cons

    Its hard to recruit Management has no idea how to help

    Advice to Management

    Do some more training and find a better way of getting leads


  6. Great company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time at this company. It was an honor to work with the talented team.

    Cons

    I didn't really experience enough cons to remember.


  7. Loved my job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Director in Remote, OR

    I worked at Kaplan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home, great smart people, lots of room for growth and ideas can be heard

    Cons

    Certain positions have too much to do and some seem to need be challenged more, constantly changing.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a chance and don't play favorites. Wait for something to work and give it time.


  8. False Sincerity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Kaplan

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

    Pros

    High octane work environment where one is given lots of runway to make decisions and work with autonomy.

    Cons

    Hard to fit in if you don't work in corporate office. Co got very big and has lost some of its nimbleness. Andy Rosen is not a motivator; Grayer was worse; Polstein rocks.

    Advice to Management

    Promote John Polstein to Chairman and CEO. Discover better ways to reward center and university personnel because they make it happen for the company. There is already a maniacal focus on profits.


  9. Eductonal Advsor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Education Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Education Advisor in New York, NY

    I worked at Kaplan full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I worked with an amazing team during one of the toughest points of the economic depression to produce break throughs in salsa and overall company earnings.

    Cons

    The Heads if the Sales teams operated from a space of desperation and fear rather than one of collaboration and respect. This affected the work environment negatively.


  10. Financial Aid Counselor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan

    Pros

    great team to work with

    Cons

    changes in the industry to regards to higher education


  11. Good company, tough industry

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated, intelligent employees. Free/discounted classes/degrees through Kaplan's various schools. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    For profit education industry is in flux. Kaplan is trying to find its footing in changing business landscape, evolving business model.



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