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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. "Kaplan was a really great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity, annual raises, great compensation package.

    Cons

    Too many changes, high management turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people who bring money in the door!


  2. "Has potential"

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    Former Employee - Vocational Nursing Instructor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Vocational Nursing Instructor in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kaplan (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse working environments . Co workers are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Poor fitting management. Poor management communication. Client, instructor relations are difficult. Company prefers to keep staff part time to avoid paying benefits. Budget is balanced on the backs of instructors. Work often will overcome personal time frequwntly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your instructors. Take the instructor recommendations into consideration, Students are just that, students. Their opinions and comments should be considered but not taken at face value. The budget should not be balanced on the backs of instructors.


  3. "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone who works there is awesome to work

    Cons

    The students can be a bit difficult at times


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Teach VN students clinical"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Instructor in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Instructor in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Students, being able to have a part in their experience to become excellent nursesm guide them in their clinical practice.

    Cons

    Not enought support for teachers. More direction in correct paper work.

    Advice to Management

    Clinical Educator needs to interact with nurses more. Provide more guidance and support for the teachers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Didn't really get any tutor assignments"

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    Former Employee - Kaplan SAT Tutor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Kaplan SAT Tutor in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good. $20 plus $6 or so for prep time.

    Cons

    You are supposed to drive to your tutee's location and you don't get compensated for travel time
    The training you have to do is the Kaplan method, but that actually works well

    Advice to Management

    Need more tutoring assignments


  7. "I Wasn't Prepared"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I learned how to run a educational program

    Cons

    The program did not have enough students so I had to teach while trying to run the program.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure if this is still happening, but next time give me a larger budget to work with so that I can recruit students.


  8. "Kaplan - Don't go there"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping students better their lives through education and a strict regimine of professional development and bearing traiing. Being told by students that you made a positive change in their lives.

    Cons

    The pay a Kaplan is much lower than industry standards and their employment practices are unfair if not illegal. One of the main reasons I left is how they wanted to pit me against the members of the team I was leading. They would promise merit increases based on performance but would only allow a 1 to 2 percent increase based on the popularity of the instructor. Good instructors that were unpopular would be passed over. I applied for two promotions for which I was highly qualified and was never granted an interview or an explanation as to why outside people were hired. Finally they refused to pay instructors for work such as grading tests and papers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be leaders and quit being managers. Managers get people to do things because they have to while leaders get people to do things by making them want to do them. Pay your instructors and staff what they are worth and you will not only increase your employee retention but your student retention and referral rate will also increase.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, but not long term."

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    Former Employee - Center Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Center Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people - lots of fun. There are lots of resources provided for employees to develop job knowledge, but not much in the personal growth area. It's nice to work in a place where everyone is truly smart!

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay. Certain areas have few available jobs and the competition is not friendly. Their HR department is terrified of upset employees and lawsuits - so much so that they simply will not reprimand employees. Sometimes they wont even give construtive criticism. The overall pay structure is not streamlined - there is LOTS of variation between people in the same position.

    Advice to Management

    You're a for profit company - you CAN afford to pay your good people more.


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