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"The grass is not always greener."

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Former Employee - Training and Development in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Training and Development in Chicago, IL

I worked at Kaplan University full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

I was exposed to a lot of experiences in business and was able to stretch and grow over the years.

Cons

When I was with them we experienced rapid growth and struggled with hitting the right people in Admissions in Chicago.

Advice to Management

Invest more in hiring the right people from the start.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaplan University

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Nepotism to its MAX"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Plantation, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, and you get to take classes for free, but the education you receive is not of quality at all.

    Cons

    The admissions advisor position at Kaplan University is a pure sales position. If you think that you are going to be working in academia, think again. It is a high pressure sales environment with an extremely uneven playing filed where nepotism and favoritism are at their maximum level. If the management happen to like you (for whatever reason), then you are in luck, there is nothing that you can do wrong, even if you don't hit your sales goal, they will figure out a way to keep you. BUT, if you are not a favorite, either because you refuse to lie on the phone to perspective students, or refuse to mislead people on the phone, then good luck. This is not a professional job for someone who is college educated. Do not waste your time with them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pay ok, Company and benefits ok, beware of layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kaplan University is an employer that gives its employees very good wages. The pay is good as are the benefits. Benefits include health, dental, and enrollment discounts should you wish to take classes. The overall environment of the job can be fun and celebratory at times. While you are there you feel appreciated.

    Cons

    The company has unfortunately been going through layoffs for the past three years. Management does its best to puts employees at ease, and if you are laid off the company still does it's best to help you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build a strong culture and value and please continue to pay well and keep employees happy.


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