Kaplan Reviews

Updated August 19, 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. Great College Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PC Instructor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PC Instructor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Teaching wage is good (although there are prep-time and administrative pay rates that could be better). There are a number of opportunities to cross train and get more hours. Managers are extremely flexible and understanding (I had to move a number of times within a few months of being hired and they were very helpful at getting me started in new areas.)

    Cons

    All interactions with co-workers are digital. No face-to-face interaction. As perviously stated, time spent writing lessons and helping students could be paid at a better rate.

    Advice to Management

    Raise rates for prep, student help, test-proctoring, etc. to be more in line with teaching rates. Have FM's (Faculty managers), be from the areas they manage, they often live in different cities or even the opposite coastline from the city who's teachers they manage.


  2. A company that listens to its employees!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is great to work for. Very structured virtual setting, all nice colleagues, work/life balance. It is possible to speak directly to executive management team without anxiety.

    Cons

    Sometimes the transitions are tough and they fire many awesome people and it's pretty tough during those periods.

    Advice to Management

    Continue leading by the same principles, good job.


  3. Not so good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility, fast employment process, its not so much i can say because I was highly disappointed with working within this company and my manager is horrid.

    Cons

    lack of professionalism, lack of support by managers and higher management to lower employees, online Palladium system/all systems related to the functioning of the company, the managerial staff that are usually high entitled white men, organization, inability to keep track of their own projects/company


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  5. Low salary compared to what could be earned in the field

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Faculty Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Faculty Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and the enjoyment comes from helping students

    Cons

    Salary is not in alignment with what could be earned in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate salary and benefits


  6. Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Executives seem to care about employees and are approachable. Employees are treated fairly well and are provided with nice benefits.

    Cons

    Inept managers keep their jobs regardless of the number of good employees who jump ship. Compensation could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to front-line employees when they report problems with mangers, continue to acknowledge employees who do a good job.


  7. kaplany

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company and with decent benefits

    Cons

    horrible management, unrealistic expectations and limited growth

    Advice to Management

    management training


  8. Good autonomy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay for a part-time job.

    Cons

    Revolving door of management.


  9. Good colleagues, corporate structure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan part-time

    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.


  10. Patent Legal Assistant

    Current Employee - Patent Legal Assistant in Holmdel, NJ
    Current Employee - Patent Legal Assistant in Holmdel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  11. Admissions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Great people in my department, most very well educated and tenured. Good benefits and educational opportunities. Flexible hours and opportunity to work remotely.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with the students. We spend money on wasted ad campaigns and "automation" and this has left less time for student support. In the last year, executive decisions have turned Kaplan from a "great place" to a sweat shop.

    Advice to Management

    Quality is more important than quantity. Stop punishing valued employees, and rewarding lazy ones. One great employee, better compensated, would be far better than 3 bad ones.



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