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Kagan Publishing & Professional Development Overview

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San Clemente, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Education Training Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Kagan Publishing and Professional Development is all about engagement! Central to most Kagan publications and workshops are Kagan Structures. Those Structures are used world-wide from kindergarten to adult education, in all academic subject areas to boost student engagement and ... Read more

Mission: Kagan develops and shares revolutionary instructional strategies proven to boost engagement and achievement.

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  • "Great Company, wonderful customer service department"

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    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Laguna Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Laguna Hills, CA
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    I worked at Kagan Publishing & Professional Development full-time (Less than a year)


    - Awesome boss
    - Great hours (Half day Fridays when I was there, so you make up the four hours during Mon-Thurs)
    - Great people, everyone is friendly
    - Monthly department outing
    - A suggestion box that allows employees to make suggestions/improvement and the higher-ups actually read each of them during the company meetings.


    A little clique-ish due to the separation of the departments between the floors, but if you're willing to go out of your way to learn about other departments and people, it's fine.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe make the company meetings a little shorter, they seem a bit long due to the team building activities.

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Kagan Publishing & Professional Development Photos

Kagan Publishing & Professional Development photo of: 2017 Kagan Carnival
Kagan Publishing & Professional Development photo of: Our sweaters get uglier every year!
Kagan Publishing & Professional Development photo of: Kagan 2017 Holiday Party
Kagan Publishing & Professional Development photo of: Out of all our Kagan traditions, the Thanksgiving Potluck seems to be a favorite (and the pie giveaway that comes with it)!
Kagan Publishing & Professional Development photo of: Halloween 2017
Kagan Publishing & Professional Development photo of: The Kagan Front Desk. Kagan operates out of a beautiful two-story building in the beach-town of San Clemente.
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Clemente, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Kagan Publishing & Professional Development (San Clemente, CA).


    Casual phone interview with HR Manager to start which was great.... then in person interview with HE and also the CFO who was highly impersonal and autistic in his mannerisms.
     I warmed them up and the interview itself was fine but WAYYYY too long two hours of hammering questions often times repeating the same ones in different ways. The questions were outrageous considering the pay and level of the position.
     I was told the following week they were conducting more interviews but I would hear back either way within two weeks guaranteed..... well it is four weeks later and I have heard nothing despite follow up emails I have sent and a voicemail. Considering how thorough and professional you need to be to even pass the phone screening I am surprised in the lack of professionalism on their part and the lack of follow through. No matter what the outcome is if they promised to follow through and get back to you either way then they need to keep their promise. Never burn bridges.... you may be coming to me for a job one day.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of when your sales strategy did not work and what did you do to fix it? Specifically did you recover an account that you did not initially win and how did you do that? Please tell us what strategy you would bring to Kagan?   Answer Question
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Kagan Publishing & Professional Development Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces -- Small, Orange County Register, 2014
  • Top Workplaces 2013, The Orange County Register, 2013
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