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Kaplan New York Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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Andrew S. Rosen
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  • The biggest downside of Kaplan is that they do not have a good work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Finally, the part time benefits are not good (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "A clear vision with integrity from the top"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The current CEO, Andy Rosen, continually focuses on the things that matter: the student experience, research and development around "connecting" ideas in learners' head, and never getting too wound up in the specifics of a particular political or economic moment.

    Cons

    I found the benefits package to be far less desirable than at other similarly-sized firms. Many startups are offering better health care.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Management's direction is usually very inspired, but the day-to-day can sometimes lose that message. Make sure mid-level managers are connecting the daily mission to the top mission.


  2. "Kaplan International ESL Instructor"

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    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The schedule is flexible and the staff and students are pleasant.

    Cons

    low pay, few hours, unpredictable schedule

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult times ahead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kaplan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home and pension after 3 years of employment

    Cons

    No clear career path, really poor employee management, they claim its all about helping students but its all about profits.


  4. "Temp"

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resource Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was really nice, kitchen has tons of fruit, yogurt, and coffee, Ping Pong table for your free time.

    Cons

    Cant think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing needed to be changed from what I saw.


  5. "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Kaplan (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great co-workers very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    work-life balance not so good


  6. "Great Boot Camp Experience"

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    Former Intern - Junior Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Junior Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kaplan as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    3 month of intensive coursework;
    all major ML algorithms covered;
    great post-bootcamp employment support;
    great community;

    Cons

    not enough time to complete challenges and projects
    not enough time to cover and master AWS, Hadoop, Hive


  7. "Decent wages, too many antiquated online systems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay for a part time job. You have the option to choose which classes and tutoring students to take.

    Cons

    Sometimes classes are canceled last minute due to low enrollment. The online portals are super confusing and you will waste a lot of time trying to use them.

    Advice to Management

    Put together one good system for part time faculty to use.

  8. "Take this job. Seriously"

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    Former Employee - Campus Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Campus Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The most flexible gig you'll get in college. You get paid for basically chilling with students on campus and letting them know about about a free practice test after the convo.

    Looks GREAT for marketing and business majors on resumes

    Free GRE/MCAT or for any other big test ; your prep is gratis

    Cons

    You aren't likely to get a full-time out of this. Being at a table can get boring if nobody stops by but that's what Instagram and 9gag are for.

    Advice to Management

    For those who wish to go full-time, offer more options. The only marketing position you offered full-time was in Florida lol


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great College Job"

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    Current Employee - PC Instructor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PC Instructor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Teaching wage is good (although there are prep-time and administrative pay rates that could be better). There are a number of opportunities to cross train and get more hours. Managers are extremely flexible and understanding (I had to move a number of times within a few months of being hired and they were very helpful at getting me started in new areas.)

    Cons

    All interactions with co-workers are digital. No face-to-face interaction. As perviously stated, time spent writing lessons and helping students could be paid at a better rate.

    Advice to Management

    Raise rates for prep, student help, test-proctoring, etc. to be more in line with teaching rates. Have FM's (Faculty managers), be from the areas they manage, they often live in different cities or even the opposite coastline from the city who's teachers they manage.


  10. "False Sincerity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High octane work environment where one is given lots of runway to make decisions and work with autonomy.

    Cons

    Hard to fit in if you don't work in corporate office. Co got very big and has lost some of its nimbleness. Andy Rosen is not a motivator; Grayer was worse; Polstein rocks.

    Advice to Management

    Promote John Polstein to Chairman and CEO. Discover better ways to reward center and university personnel because they make it happen for the company. There is already a maniacal focus on profits.


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