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Kaplan University Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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  • Upper management has no idea of what is going on beneath their noses (in 17 reviews)

  • Too much uncertainty in job security (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Director of Admissions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunity in some areas.

    Cons

    Decline in business at times

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused and always be learning and adding skills


  2. "Are they ready this time?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    By comparison slightly higher pay than the industry in Admissions. If you do well, flexible time schedule with potential for work from home

    Cons

    Low raises 1%, management/leadership introduce initiatives before they are ready. Programs are offered by simply don't have the potential for students to complete and make a good living. Retention for students in in 20% range, while graduates is less than 5%

    Advice to Management

    Plan initiatives before releasing new programs


  3. "Great place to teach"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Croton-on-Hudson, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Croton-on-Hudson, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work / life balance
    Consistent teaching assignment
    Plenty of opportunity to collaborate with co-workers

    Cons

    Enrollment is down, so no more teaching multiple courses


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  5. "A university that focuses on sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Advisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get employed here

    Cons

    Management constantly pushing sales

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality education and the enrollments will come


  6. "Solid benefits, moderate pay and little opportunity."

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    Former Employee - Career Services Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Career Services Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Predictable schedule, and some flexibility.

    Cons

    little mobility or opportunity within departments.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay, back and forth with processess"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Management in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, casual work environment.

    Cons

    Performance expectations, lead volume and Executive Directors

    Advice to Management

    Stop going back and forth with the PE policies...Choose 1 and stick with it!


  8. "Job was great until I there were no classes for me to teach"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in El Centro, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in El Centro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been here for 8 years and love working here. Love the students and colleagues

    Cons

    This year is the first time in all that time where I do not have courses to teach for the first two terms of the year. The department chair plays favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites with the instructors. They all have a great deal to offer.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Take the bad with the good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot and if you work hard and pay attention to politics you'll get promoted.

    Cons

    Some nice people, but a lot of jerks. Constant state of flux with annual re-orgs.

    Advice to Management

    Put student and employee needs ahead of executive needs and you'll all benefit in the long run.


  10. "Kaplan Unviersity - Omaha Campus"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is higher then average, decent benefits including free tuition for employees.

    Cons

    Low employee morale, no opportunity for advancement, micromanagement is a huge problem, inconsistent training, there is also a huge disconnect in management and culture between campuses and Kaplan University as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee morale and creating an environment where people want to succeed rather then focusing on punishments and micromanaging.


  11. "Admissions Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Employees. Healthy competitive environment

    Cons

    Sometimes too competitive. No cons


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