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Updated Jul 11, 2021

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4.0
65%
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85%
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Kaplan Test Prep President & CEO John Polstein
John Polstein
195 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible work schedule and able to work from home(in 43 reviews)

  • "Kaplan is a great employer for those who want flexible hours(in 39 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "upper management, jobs seem unstable(in 13 reviews)

  • "It's hard for new part-time employees to get hours(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Kaplan

      Jul 9, 2021 - Kaplan Brand Ambassador in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible Good team Gain new skills

      Cons

      Hard to reach out to orgs for partnerships

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      4/5

      Jul 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule and location offerings

      Cons

      Felt disconnected from rest of staff

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      I like it

      Jul 6, 2021 - Senior Program Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good org to work with

      Cons

      bad thinks does not happen here

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture

      Jun 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great coworkers and great culture

      Cons

      Frequent changes to structure can be counterproductive

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Flexible Extra Income

      Jun 1, 2021 - MCAT Instructor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Depending on your direct manager, you can have a lot of flexibility to add extra classes or take just one class at a time. The pay increases are consistent as long as you are doing a decent job.

      Cons

      If you have a manager who doesn't communicate well, it can be difficult to get enough classes to make up for the long training process.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good Company overall, but needs improvement.

      Jun 3, 2021 - Product Owner in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Great People to work with across multiple business units and groups. 2. Good Work/Life Balance with ability to work from home at least 2x a week.

      Cons

      1. Lack of Leadership 2. If you know the right people you are safe even if your not the right person for the job. 3. Those that should be held accountable for poor decisions or initiatives seem to get by while those that put in the work can be thrown under the bus.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Sense of Futility

      Mar 6, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Many wonderful, smart, hard-working people. I always had good managers who really cared about me, and there's been a strong focus on the student experience. Most of the organization was well adapted to remote work long before COVID. Depending on where you are, there can be lots of opportunity to develop new skills and take on more responsibility. If you thrive on constant change, this is an exciting environment.

      Cons

      Company went through massive reorg in 2020 that was probably necessary to survive, but what used to be Kaplan Test Prep is now a smattering of products spread across a much larger organization, and they probably aren't getting the attention and investment they need to be competitive. Technical initiatives are of questionable value and underresourced. For many, pay is below market for the skill sets they bring and the amount they're expected to work, and compensation structure/opportunities are opaque, making advancement feel very political. The history of reorg after reorg has created chronic job insecurity, and there's a sense of shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Struggling Company

      Jun 17, 2021 - Full Time Faculty in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility of its part-time model.

      Cons

      A devastated company amid extensive layoffs during the pandemic. Model challenged by both rivals and the tests themselves. Making heroic attempts to save itself and to become a forward-thinking organization. Its fundamental business model is severely challenged and it is questionable as to how viable it remains.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Score!

      Jun 29, 2021 - Senior Program Director in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      make a difference with students

      Cons

      pay system made to over time work with below market pay

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      It's fine, not great.

      Jun 18, 2021 - Tutor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tutor managers are really nice. Lots of material to work with.

      Cons

      Tutor managers are overworked. Training is inadequate. Pay is really low .

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