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Kaplan Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun place to work with work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Work from home and pension after 3 years of employment (in 16 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. "Great Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. "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.


  3. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan part-time

    Pros

    Can be done during full time schooling

    Cons

    have to work at multiple schools


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  5. "Numbers driven"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad for the industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Palm City, FL
    Former Employee - Management in Palm City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong brand with many good educational products. Decent culture that tries to do the right thing most of the time. Hard working coworkers that are willing to work hard to get the job done. Mostly well meaning people that want to take care of their students.

    Cons

    Tough industry, lots of legal and regulatory concerns. Frequent lay offs and zero job security. Inadequate resources and staff in critical areas of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your business model in both the near and long term and prepare for the future. The sector faces significant challenges and not all companies in this space with survive and plans need to be put in place now if Kaplan is going to be one of them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Career Services (Franklin Mills)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Career Services in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Career Services in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Laid back environment, pretty decent faculty

    Cons

    Low salary, misleading supervisors, non-team atmosphere, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of bitter Career Service Directors who aren't promoted. If want a better ROI quit the buddy system and train passionate, driven employees.


  10. "From Student Brand Ambassador"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kaplan part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful company - very open and welcoming! Easy to work with great people.

    Cons

    My job as virtual - I would've preferred an in person job.


  11. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bayside, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bayside, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kaplan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employees, fun working environment great schedule.

    Cons

    commute to downtown Manhattan from nassau county long island.



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