Kaplan Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Great job, great people, great company!

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    Current Employee - Standardized Patient in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Standardized Patient in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very organized, clear communication and the staff are great!

    Cons

    This position is only on call, part-time, wish they had more shifts or even a full time position open for role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. A decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work from home, decent time off, the work can be pretty interesting

    Cons

    Constant changes in priority, strategy, organization, and management. They company as a whole has a very short-term vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    plan, make decisions, stick with them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There'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 ManagementAdvice

    Make 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Positive experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan

    Pros

    Good balance of work and life.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement can be sparse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Upper management were bullies and only cared about the bottom line.

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    Former Employee - ESL Instructor/Tutor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - ESL Instructor/Tutor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Kaplan part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was good and they provided benefits for part time employees.

    Cons

    People weren't very professional and very cliquish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and care more about them and your clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Okay, but do not make a career out of it.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    PTO
    People that you work with

    Cons

    Sales atmosphere
    Cold calling
    Pressure to get enrollments and keep them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Uneventful

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    Former Employee - Campus Representative in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Campus Representative in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Easy work load, decent pay for a campus job

    Cons

    Very boring, not much experienced from this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much management can do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Unstable

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Location was good. opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Restructuring hired many people that did not know what they were doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need experienced managment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Lame, but masquerades as a company with values

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    Current Employee - Kaplan PT Instrctuor
    Current Employee - Kaplan PT Instrctuor

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule to work only where you want and work as little as you like
    decent pay for a side job (some test companies won't pay for prep) in addition to a 9-5
    easy to leave and get rehired

    Cons

    getting hired and starting work took 6 months because of restructuring, i got overlooked
    not enough hours for those who want it
    management is incompetent, always seeking a scapegoat
    only focused on money, more than employee and customer experience
    no room for corporate advancement, though I was an internal candidate, they never got back to me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to be more organized so you can be efficiently in deliver a good product to students and maintain dedicated teachers
    focusing on better communication would be a start. remote model will not be a feasible to uphold

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. I have a new carrier path because of kaplan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for FT status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make BENEFITS / hours
     PT employees work reflect FT hours actually worked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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