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"Toxic Political Wasteland"

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  • Culture & Values
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Former Employee - Media Manager
Former Employee - Media Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Kaplan University full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Feel like you're making a difference in students' lives.
Backed by the Washington Post.
Good work/life balance.

Cons

Very political environment with invisible alliances.
Senior Managers often care more about self preservation than overall benefit to the company or students.
It is common for managers to take credit for work done by subordinates, or to downplay positive results that managers can not take credit for.
Do not upset the status quo or you will be isolated outside the main political circle.

Advice to Management

Innovate or perish. The online education landscape is changing and Kaplan may not be able to keep up if its core management is stuck in political gridlock.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaplan University

  1. "A company without vision"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "No growth, this is not a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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