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Kaplan University Reviews

Updated February 24, 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 13 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, great people, good culture

    Cons

    The industry is struggling, mistakes in huge invesments, not enough coaching, positive motivation, recognition

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics. Coach your employees. Assess them, hold them accountable, recognize good work more frequently.


  2. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Positive working environment. Great benefits. Senior management cares for employees.

    Cons

    Communication. Lack of advancement opportunities.


  3. "Cook place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment
    Nice location

    Cons

    A degree doesn't mean you are qualified. Lots of people doing the job that were terrible at it.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your workers that excel.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay, back and forth with processess"

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    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!


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

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    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.


  7. "Chair"

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    Former Employee - Chair
    Former Employee - Chair
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well qualified faculty teaching courses.

    Cons

    Morale is an issue due to declining enrollment.


  8. "Take the bad with the good"

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    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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Perks Stagnant Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Medical benefits are affordable. Free tuition as long as you maintain your grades. Excellent co-workers.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. I was in the same position for four years even though I was actively looking for a change.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize blatant favoritism.


  11. "Admissions Advisor"

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    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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