Kaplan - Horrible | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Kaplan
There are newer employer reviews for Kaplan

See Most Recent

Helpful (2)

"Horrible"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Adjunct in Beltsville, MD
Former Employee - Adjunct in Beltsville, MD
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The instructors are highly qualified and really enjoy helping students achieve their goals. Many of the staff and instructors work hard to build quality programs

Cons

Management has no idea how to manage or lead. Accolades are given based on personal friendships, not measurable, qualitative abilities. Students are given full rein of the campus. There is no support for faulty or staff. The workplace environment is extremely toxic, to the point where staff and instructors have fallen ill.

Advice to Management

Hire individuals with integrity and ethics. Hire individuals with teaching experience (college-level) in non-for profit education. Hire individuals who are experienced in a college setting as a provost or academic advisor (again, other than for-profits) Hire individuals who have extensive experience working with disadvantaged, minority and other challenging groups. Hire individuals who know the difference between management and delegation. Hire individuals who have a multicultural background, showing proven leadership and accountability.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaplan

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good place to be a few years back, but now suffering from massive layoffs."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competive Pay. Laid back environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes too laid back. Advancement is limited. If you're good, they try to keep you where you are. They dont want to see you go. Unstable environment in terms of massive layoffs. Current employees are scared for there jobs on the day-to-day basis


  2. "Kaplan - Don't go there"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping students better their lives through education and a strict regimine of professional development and bearing traiing. Being told by students that you made a positive change in their lives.

    Cons

    The pay a Kaplan is much lower than industry standards and their employment practices are unfair if not illegal. One of the main reasons I left is how they wanted to pit me against the members of the team I was leading. They would promise merit increases based on performance but would only allow a 1 to 2 percent increase based on the popularity of the instructor. Good instructors that were unpopular would be passed over. I applied for two promotions for which I was highly qualified and was never granted an interview or an explanation as to why outside people were hired. Finally they refused to pay instructors for work such as grading tests and papers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be leaders and quit being managers. Managers get people to do things because they have to while leaders get people to do things by making them want to do them. Pay your instructors and staff what they are worth and you will not only increase your employee retention but your student retention and referral rate will also increase.

There are newer employer reviews for Kaplan
There are newer employer reviews for Kaplan

See Most Recent

Work at Kaplan? Share Your Experiences

Kaplan
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or