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Updated November 19, 2017
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Pros
  • There is Good work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Work from home options in many departments (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Technology Support Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Support Technician in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Technology Support Technician in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of experience and knowledge to gain. Technology was a good career builder. Nice environment.

    Cons

    Nothing. Benefits were good and insurance. Time off was also helpful with 2 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Ops Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with great people. Transparent leadership. In most roles, you also get to work from home. Good community vibe.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to market value. Health insurance is very costly and recently, the primary healthcare provider in my area was deemed "out of network". Very little upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to increase pay. Making the company a "great place to work" can only mask the low pay for so long.

  3. "OK with a somewhat toxic atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, and some members of management

    Cons

    Toxic 'office politics' environment. Some of the people that work there make coming to work a bad proposition. It's why I left what was a 'not too bad of a company'.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the employees who make the workplace cr*p for everyone else!


  4. "SBA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan part-time

    Pros

    Social work, friendly environment, great for students who want work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is product (social media) pushing. Not much room to grow, but as a student you don't mind. Great stepping stone job, but ultimately not a forward-thinking career move.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the friendly environment, lose the push to get leads/emails. Let students farm their natural markets.


  5. "Great company but hard to get hours at first"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan part-time

    Pros

    Very helpful managers, great atmosphere for a virtual company with lots of room to expand work

    Cons

    The virtual aspect of the company means there isn’t much room to connect with other employees, and there’s a high amount of initial training needed to get any work


  6. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan part-time

    Pros

    Improve on communication skills
    Website to help develop lectures

    Cons

    Little contact with other instructors


  7. "Pretty Neat Job"

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    Current Employee - ACT/SAT Tutor and Teacher
    Current Employee - ACT/SAT Tutor and Teacher
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kaplan part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work as a part time tutor/teacher and the position is flexible: you pick which job offers you want to take. Pay is decent for a part time job.

    Cons

    Sometimes there aren't any students or classes available.

  8. "Kaplan Test Prep Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, work from home (for some positions)

    Cons

    Salary is lower then industry standard, no loyalty, layoffs every year


  9. "ACCOMMODATIONS COORDINATOR"

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    Current Employee - Accommodations Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accommodations Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is Good work life balance

    Cons

    There is lack of communication


  10. "Kaplan University"

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    Former Employee - Academics in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Academics in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were dedicated to the students and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Company treated students like a number, management was difficult to deal with. It was not a good work environment. High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your students like people.


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