Kaplan University Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2020

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Kaplan University President Dr. Betty Vandenbosch (no image)
Dr. Betty Vandenbosch
69 Ratings
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  • "Then enrollment drops and they don't even explain why you cannot get a class --- ever(in 21 reviews)

  • "Limited diversity in upper management(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Studrnt"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed learning environment, outstanding instructors

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of at this time.

  2. "Mediocre"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Counselor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement will come up.

    Cons

    Micromanaged, On the phone the entire day with 3 seconds between each call.

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  3. "Decent company to work for"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Education Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, set work hours

    Cons

    Turned into more of a sales environment than advising

  4. "awesome"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor 

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    great pay it helped a lot

    Cons

    poor management they need better leaders

  5. "Not a fit for everyone."

    3.0
     
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University

    Pros

    Flexibility Tuition benefit Student centered

    Cons

    Constant state of organizational change Lack of honest communication Lack of effective on boarding and training policies and procedures

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  6. "Fun environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Very positive.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

  7. "Overall a great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    So many activities and events for staff, including fun holiday parties, events in the parking lot, Volunteer Time Off with organized volunteering events each year, etc. Some managers there tried to make sure we had interesting work and felt empowered.

    Cons

    The worst thing about Kaplan was they turned a blind eye to some leaders' toxic behavior, such as bullying, controlling, threatening, etc.

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  8. "I would work here again"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor 

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are great employee benefits The work that you get to do everyday is meaningful and fulfilling The atmosphere is laid back and fun

    Cons

    If you aren't good with constant change this is not the company for you.

  9. "Not a supportive environment"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free tuition was a huge perk!

    Cons

    Adjunct status... few full-time opportunities. Isolating remote work environment.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Kaplan is worried more about student reviews than anything else"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of the students were amazing! Eager to learn and they were so helpful to eachothers needs as well. I really really loved my students.

    Cons

    Some of the students were completely catered. They were on student visas and would come check in and leave the classroom for the rest of the day and never come back. Kaplan was more worried about negative reviews than reiterating to students that they were on student visas... AND they would expect very thorough reviews on students every 6 weeks- some on students who may have only been in my classroom for a couple days— and would not went to compensate for time spent on these reviews, I.e. would be called into management office explaining any logged time for reviews or lesson planning. Keep in mind—- Kaplan rarely employs full time teachers!!! You’re part time even if you’re basically working full time!

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