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Kaplan Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun place to work with work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • flexible, work from home, independence, great benefits (in 15 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. "RD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people, autonomy, ability to travel, helping students.

    Cons

    Overworked, constant deadlines and little direction.


  2. "Pay is decent - Company is hollow"

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    Current Employee - Senior Agent in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Agent in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Paid Time Off, active engagement, room for growth but laughable raises.

    Cons

    Favortism, doesn't seem to care about students best interest, 25 cents is a joke for going from a standard agent to a Senior Agent.

    Advice to Management

    Get your stuff together.


  3. "Sales manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Young people, ultra friendly environment, frequent travel and learning

    Cons

    I honestly cant find any negative thing of this company, everything was great

    Advice to Management

    Keep all employees happy, keep doing the right thing and you will keep growing daily


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    "MCAT Instructor"

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    Former Employee - MCAT Instructor
    Former Employee - MCAT Instructor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good support from some members of management, good pay, rewarding to help students achieve their goals, good benefits.

    Cons

    Other managers not as supportive, they will take advantage of you if you let them, very corporate which can sometimes feel depersonalized.

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees more for their opinions and advice on how to improve operations, more collaboration and personalization.


  6. "Great company, great culture, leads to incredible opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long term training and development programs available, extremely flexible scheduling, pay is fair and EVERYTHING (emailing students, prep time, training) is paid for unlike other tutoring and teaching companies, the staff is incredible and really cares about your well-being, a lot of the upper management full-time staff also started as teachers so there is a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    There are very few cons of working here. The only true scheduled time is your teaching time so flexibility is incredible. You must score in the 90th percentile on the test you want to teach but you can take free internal tests to achieve this requirement if you haven't had the opportunity to reach this score previously.


  7. "Temp"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Instructor in Woodbury, NY

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

    Pros

    Really great company structure I have enjoyed working for kaplan!

    Cons

    Sometimes classes are cancelled and you loose hours.


  9. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work, good oppertunities

    Cons

    low salary, sometimes no hours


  10. "Great job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great pay, awesome networking opportunities

    Cons

    I really don't have any

    Advice to Management

    none!


  11. "Student Brand Ambassador"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Brand Ambassador
    Former Employee - Student Brand Ambassador
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working on a college campus as a Student Brand Ambassador broadens the networking community. The SBA position is very flexible, so it fits very well into the student schedule. There is room to progress within the company after graduation.

    Cons

    There is not much face-to-face interaction with your regional team and manager due to everyone's varying locations. Most communication is done via email or google chat.



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