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"Great Company to Work for Depending on Where You Get In..."

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Current Employee - Temporary Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Current Employee - Temporary Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The Fort Lauderdale location has a cafateria with reasonable pricing!
The Facility is very nice with 2 very large parking garages and plenty of security
Fellow Employees generally have a good attitude and are 'youthful' and light hearted, but respectful.
Lots of room for advancement. Kaplan promotes from within and they actually mean it! Once you've been with the company as a permanent employee for 6months, you're free to apply to other divisions with the approval of your manager.

If you get in through a temp agency, you have the ability to work directly under Directors and upper management. I was assigned to work at Kaplan for a 2 week assignment and it's turned into several months. If you dress appropriately, work very hard and carry yourself well, they'll take interest in you and keep you on for much longer. They've already mentioned about bringing me on permanently and it's only been a few months! But not everyone is hired on this way.So be warned!

Cons

It's a business. No matter if you're running a Business, a Church, or a non-profit company, MONEY is going to eventually come up. Kaplan is focused around it, as they should since they're growing exponentially. If you get into this company as a Admissions Advisor, be ready to WORK! It's typically an out-bound call type job, but they're usually warm leads--meaning these people have requested more information and it's your job to screen them and try to sell the school to the prospective student should they be made of 'the right stuff'. It can be very frustrating because there are a lot of lazy students that just want a degree. There's a lot of scum bags who'll never call you back, or give you the run around. You're held responsible for meeting numbers of calls, interviews, emails, and enrollments.

Advice to Management

To the Admissions Management: Turn over is the way it is because of the amount of stress you put on the Admissions Advisors. Please consider turning down the heat and fostering an environment that people will want to stay in!

Other Employee Reviews for Kaplan University

  1. "Collegial environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Student Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - International Student Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    access to practice exams was helpful. work environment was collegial.

    Cons

    rudeness of students and too much pressure (office was too understaffed to properly handle student volume).

    Advice to Management

    If you want to have employees in New York with college degrees, pay them a proper wage.


  2. "My Kaplan Higher Education Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful group of colleagues with which to work.

    Cons

    The Executive Leadership group, where I worked, was quite segregated from the “general” employee population, which caused a lot of resentment.

    Advice to Management

    Management would be served well to refrain from tone-deafness in appearance and perception given to the general employees.

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