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"A company without vision"

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Former Employee - Director
Former Employee - Director
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Located in sunny Fort Lauderdale. It has pockets of bright people. The idea of higher education for the non-traditional student is noble and worthy.

Cons

Unfortunately, senior leadership rarely listens to those people. Lack of clear direction, tends to respond rather than lead proactively.

Also,like other for-profit schools Kaplan has focused on the profit side and spends more than 3x on marketing than instruction. Just think about that.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to follow the University of Phoenix, be bold and forge your own path.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaplan University

  1. "Don't work at KU"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you're good with corporate politics might be good for you. I was promoted 3 times within 2.5 years.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they are doing. They promote people with no management experience and expect them to run teams of 10+ employees. In the time I worked for the Financial Aid department they changed HR contacts 6 times in 2.5 years so that if you had to complain you could never get a hold of anyone. If your manager didn't like you they WILL find a way to fire you. Teams are poorly trained and training team really doesn't know Financial Aid regulations or company policies. Each location - Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Chicago all do different things and hate each other. Company values are a joke. Students don't come first and never will. If you make it at this company for more then a year you'll be wondering how this company is still in business.

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all and start over. I recommend starting with Orlando.


  2. "No growth, this is not a career"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a job. The location and the co-workers are the only good thing about this place.

    Cons

    Too many to name, terrible place the mind games they play. So many people have to take a medical leave because of the stress. Be ready to give up at least 1 of your weekend days-no way around that.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing mind games with people and if you start holding everyone accountable instead of 1 department maybe the company can be stable again

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