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Kaplan Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  • 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. "Great job when the hours are there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kaplan LSAT Tutor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Kaplan LSAT Tutor in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic training and outreach, students who were excited to learn!

    Cons

    The breaks in between courses required me to work a second job to keep a float.

    Advice to Management

    Stress that this job should be an additional job not the sole job of your teachers, I left a waiting job on the advice of the person who interviewed me. I had to find additional employment when my first class ended.


  2. "Student Support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Support in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Student Support in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The day flew by as it is a busy environment. and pay was decent. One of the coolest things is that the CEO is down to earth and at times walks through the buildings and says hi.

    Cons

    Management seems to only care about results and not employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more personable with the employees and show that you somewhat care about them.

  3. "Kaplan"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for. Great benefits and employee apprecation.

    Cons

    Company was bought out and everything went down hill.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep culture and values in place that made the company and emplyees great.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great staff, wonderful students and good atmosphere

    Cons

    Hard to get away once you get started teaching

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work with students


  5. "Senior UX Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-family balance. Great Leadership. Opportunity to grow. Great corporate level support to smaller teams.

    Cons

    Poor future outlook or growth.


  6. "Great Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Service Representative in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Student Service Representative in Oceanside, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience.
    Great co workers.
    Good programs and Counselors.
    Day & Night courses.
    Finding finial assistance is great & brings more
    Opportunities.
    Finding commitment brings achievement.
    Good Instructors.

    Cons

    The change over to Bright Wood College brought a lot of new changes, now there's several really good people missing.

    Advice to Management

    Good Admission Reps. Bring you good students.


  7. "Outside Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in White Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    Supportive, great employee incentives, always welcome feedback, and amazing regional directors!

    Cons

    Sometimes it can feel small, but that's only because you generally are only at one campus as you begin working while a student at that specific law school.

  8. "Numbers driven"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great co-workers, like talking with students

    Cons

    Very numbers driven, location downsized


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Preparation Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Test Preparation Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kaplan (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a tutor/teacher, I felt supported by the staff around me and felt confident that I could go to them for advice.

    Cons

    Depending on the season, you can go weeks without work, as test prep isn't too busy in the winter/spring.


  10. "Decent wages, too many antiquated online systems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay for a part time job. You have the option to choose which classes and tutoring students to take.

    Cons

    Sometimes classes are canceled last minute due to low enrollment. The online portals are super confusing and you will waste a lot of time trying to use them.

    Advice to Management

    Put together one good system for part time faculty to use.


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