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Updated February 21, 2018
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Pros
  • There is Good work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Work from home options in many departments (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • The biggest downside of Kaplan is that they do not have a good work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • the company will try to keep people on part time or on contract to avoid paying full benefits (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Flexible and Supportive"

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

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, remote work environment, excellent people with shared mission to help students

    Cons

    No cons in my opinion


  2. "I would work there again..."

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    Current Employee - Online Tutor in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Online Tutor in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tons of resources to help you and your students.

    Cons

    Corporate attitude puts a damper on things.

  3. "A great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Nursing (NCLEX) Instructor in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Nursing (NCLEX) Instructor in Oakland, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They truly have their students and employees' best interests at heart and it reflects in everything they do! They take constructive feedback from both students and employees and use it to improve the company! I feel very supported in the work that I do!

    Cons

    I haven't found any thus far!


  4. "Test Prep Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Test Prep Instructor
    Former Employee - Test Prep Instructor

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

    Pros

    Clear expectations, very prompt communication, reasonable pay

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Mediocre place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule - able to work from home if needed. Co-workers are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    A lot of pushback for work that you want to get done. Either we don't have the time or resources. Skill level of employees seem to be lacking.


  6. "ESL Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A respected ESL School that is college Preparatory for International Language students.

    Cons

    Poor management style. Teachers tend to gossip when unhappy. Management play a lot of politics with teaching staff.
    Teachers have been routinely harassed by other teachers and management.

    Advice to Management

    Allow talented teachers of all ages to advance to managemnt.


  7. "Disorganized, doesn't value effort as they should, no clear vision."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, ability to work from home, nice people.

    Cons

    Doesn't look like the business know the actual value and impact that technology can provide to Education. Things take forever to approve. With the company shrinking, is hard to get a raise even if you're well worth it and salaries are below average in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas, start acting more like you actually care about students, they want/NEED great (no decent-ish) tools, all other universities pretty much suck as well, we shouldn't follow that trend. There are very talented employees that if enabled and stimulated (not just about money), could create great tools and actually improve the lives of students.

  8. "They mean well"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Lead in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Technical Support Lead in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits for healthcare, not dental or vision. Company matches on some benefits including 401k. Company provides free college education.

    Cons

    Pay is below the state and local average for any position. Executive team is way overpaid. Smile or get in trouble. Lean is highly Voluntold, but is a complete front. They proclaim they want lean, but in the end they even their continuous improvement team is a hypocrite with lean.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more monetarily into employees. Money is appreciated more than benefits. Stop buying companies. Invest into the product you have. Give credit where credit is due.


  9. "Student Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Ability to grow within company

    Cons

    No freedom, strict office rules


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The people make the difference"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart, caring people who work there; focus on them and they'll stop leaving.

    Cons

    There is a lot of talk about employee engagement but people are not treated the way you would think based on that talk.

    Advice to Management

    If you treat your staff well, everything else will fall into line, including results!


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