Kaplan

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Kaplan Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
204 Reviews
2.9
204 Reviews
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Kaplan Chairman and CEO Andrew S. Rosen
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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
  • 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.  

    Very boring job not challenging for someone looking to be challenged

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    Former Employee - ADM in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - ADM in Plantation, FL

    I worked at Kaplan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work and goodn people

    Cons

    A lot of drama in the workplace he said she said

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to make realistic goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Kaplan is a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Teacher/Tutor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Teacher/Tutor in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    if you are interested in touching foreigners, especially young people. This is a good place for you. You will have access to multinational cultures, which is a lot of fun.

    Cons

    You have to be extremely patient, since you job is basically teaching foreigners speaking English. And keep to mind to be nice and friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is not much personal growth here, unless you want to be an English teacher for a life time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Frustrating

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan

    Pros

    Big company, ok work/life balance & job security. The people are friendly and helpful, good to work with.

    Cons

    It's a dinosaur that is not doing well. Very little going on in terms of digital and innovation, though when I left there were signs that was changing.

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  5.  

    Generally, good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, hard working, fun crowd.

    Cons

    Not much room for upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people to work with.

    Cons

    Sitting at your desk all day, can get boring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Flexibility and Individuality

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    Former Employee - SAT Instructor in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - SAT Instructor in Miami, FL

    I worked at Kaplan part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Can choose own schedule
    - Flexible with hours
    - Little interference from managers
    - Solid pay

    Cons

    - Very difficult to work more than 20 hours in a week since just about all the classes are scheduled for the same timeframe.
    - Not a lot of opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paying SAT/ACT tutors $20/hr when you collect $150/hr from clients is a tough pill to swallow for a lot of the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Money-driven corporate company with long overtime hours and no work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Kaplan full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good money, great health benefits

    Cons

    No work-life balance, very late hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your executive managers to have social and people skills or have a middle man, HR does not defend its employees from executives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    mixed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan

    Pros

    good people, smart, motivated, high performing

    Cons

    unstable, lots and lots of never-ending layoffs and restructuring

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Flexible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan part-time

    Pros

    Great flexible schedule, work with a lot of people, everyone wants to help, after a year you can tutor online at home, training makes you feel prepared

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication with coworkers, changes in amount of work available according to season

  11.  

    Good experience as a MCAT tutor for the pay/hours at the time, now management has changed.

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    Current Employee - MCAT Instructor
    Current Employee - MCAT Instructor

    I have been working at Kaplan as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation was great for a college student and time spent prepping or diving was compensated for.. the centers were great locations and it was a lot of fun.

    Cons

    When management changed and the centers closed classes were run out of random hotel conference rooms which varied on supplies and quality a lot. Everything was online for management which was difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the Kaplan centers and better management in person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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