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Updated August 15, 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
  • "Poor upper management and lack of resources" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Long hours,and a lot of Saturdays" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Enjoyable facility to work at everything

    Cons

    Nice facilities for what to you


  2. "Good part time tutoring gig"

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    Former Employee - Pre-College Tutor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Pre-College Tutor in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    - flexible schedule
    - easy to use materials
    - supportive management

    Cons

    - hard to get the best positions without the best ratings
    - pay not competitive

  3. "Ok Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good and pay is fair

    Cons

    Company is open to ideas but isn’t good and following through with implementation


  4. "Center Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent for life-work balance, and comradery with co-workers.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to advance. Poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in management training beyond entry level and crisis.


  5. "Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Benefits, and other things.

    Cons

    The pay may not be as competitive.


  6. "Long hours, low pay, great co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers tend to be intellectually curious, fun, smart people. Many managers started as test prep teachers, so they're smart and have good people skills. Managers who weren't hired as teachers generally fit in with those who were, so they're also good thinkers and good with people. Also, a lot of job roles are remote, and working from home is great. The work itself can be rewarding, if you either enjoy standardized tests or enjoy helping people do well on them so they can access greater opportunities in life. There are opportunities for advancement and for lateral moves to do a lot of different things, although competition for openings tends to be stiff because your co-workers are so talented.

    Cons

    I've hardly ever worked less than a 60-hour week. Many people work when they're on vacation. Holidays are basically days without meetings when you can work without interruption and catch up. The pay is about 15%–20% less than market for the same skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Think about how much work you want to have done and then hire enough people to do it.


  7. "Good first tech support job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Learn new things at first, opens doors due to experience.

    Cons

    No much room for advancement for women in the IT department

  8. "not bad, not great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, fun to work with, dynamic

    Cons

    outmoded thinking when it comes to being flexible on HR issues

    Advice to Management

    relax. people will do a good job if you just get out of their way and let them


  9. "Great, Flexible Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - PC Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - PC Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love working for Kaplan! FMs are very responsive, and really want to help you advance as a teacher. Pay is good, and you get to help students who have goals that they need assistance reaching.

    Cons

    Only con would be slow work at times (i.e. not many classes at points in time). Other than that, no complaints!


  10. "Flexible schedule, work remotely"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, regular week includes work-from-home days

    Cons

    401K match could be a lot better (1%)


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