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"Promises Everything but delivers little"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Admissions Advisor II in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Current Employee - Admissions Advisor II in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Kaplan University full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Culturally diverse employee population
Great office envionment for cubicles

Cons

Very little chance for upward movement
New employees produce or are fired

Advice to Management

Management is micro-managing with pressure to produce

Other Employee Reviews for Kaplan University

  1. "A company without vision"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


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