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Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Short Days, good work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Work from home options in many departments (in 19 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. "Kaplan Student Concierge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan part-time

    Pros

    Great job that allows you to interact with students.

    Cons

    Some of the projects given are tedious


  2. "Great ideas, no follow through"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and a lot of teamwork

    Cons

    Poor business strategy leading to a constant shift in focus. Nothing is every completed, just left on the vine to die a slow death while we work on the next thing

  3. "great place to work full time or part time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Kaplan part-time

    Pros

    -best training I have received
    -effective teaching methods, and clearly thoroughly tested
    -great management and support
    -great technology

    Cons

    -a lot of material to study and cover in short periods, but really just takes practice


  4. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Very customer-service oriented culture

    Cons

    Top leadership needs to communicate more

    Advice to Management

    More empathy


  5. "Best In Class For Profit Education Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company with great values. One of the only for-profit education companies that truly cares about the students and the products over the profit.

    Cons

    Constantly changing the structure and what I consider core strategic vision was very frustrating and challenging to deal with. It seemed there was a constant shuffling of regions, product lines, geographic locations into different operating segments. This not only made it confusing to the workers but made comparable financials next to impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Agree on a main structure that makes sense for the business and get all executives in agreement to enforce how the company is going to be organized.


  6. "Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan part-time

    Pros

    Everything is fairly streamlined and bureaucratic (pro or con, depending on your style)

    Cons

    Not sure how they stack up with The Princeton Review or the other tutoring companies, but they're not amazing.


  7. "Kaplan Student Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Kaplan Student Advisor in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Kaplan Student Advisor in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kaplan (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was great to work with individuals who want to help the students to the best of their ability. It was always about the students and how to make their study life become easier.

    Cons

    It would have been best if more people understood what the students were going through and how difficult it is. Very few individuals did not understand the impact the USMLE has on a sudent. I went through it so I knew,

    Advice to Management

    clearly have educational training to employees without an idea or understanding of what the students needs are and how difficult it is.

  8. "Executive Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Company, Excellent Vision, Freedom to Self Develop new ideas, Ability to Feel accomplished and apart of something special

    Cons

    Conference room bookings, Need more lunch selection in Kafe,


  9. "admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Employees and students are the best.

    Cons

    The company don't care about anything but themselves.


  10. "Good company, bad culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, ability to work remote

    Cons

    Unstable management, constant re-orgs, layoffs


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