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Kaplan University Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • Limited diversity in upper management (in 18 reviews)

  • Too much uncertainty in job security (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team work for everyone across the board!

    Cons

    Low Pay and very hard work with 60 hour weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Pay above poverty level so people can take pride in their work.


  2. "Internal Instructional Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Teammates and colleagues were great. Remote opportunities. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Lacks strong vision and leadership to balance "business" with an institution of higher learning.

  3. "Work study as a student"

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    Former Employee - Student in Augusta, ME
    Former Employee - Student in Augusta, ME
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It was great! I loved the people, and also as a student I got to know my teachers, the school and more about the campus.

    Cons

    Only allowed 20 hours cause I was a student.


  4. "Good working conditions but high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Adjucnt in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Adjucnt in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working from home is convenient especially when you work at night or weekends.

    Cons

    High turnover. Too many people leaving. Good people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well!


  5. "Fast paced place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good business experience

    Cons

    It can get really stressful at times


  6. "Admissions Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.

    Cons

    Pay Scale with 3% raise

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Admission Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Loved the recruitment of new students
    I enjoyed training staff

    Cons

    organizational restructure - position eliminated

  8. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplan University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Management
    Work life balance
    Challenging
    Education

    Cons

    High pressure
    Sales
    Quota
    Micromanaging
    Small work space


  9. "Financial Aid Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    The community is very inclusive, you receive a lot of helps from people.

    Cons

    The job itself can be very tedious and stressful, especially when you have many phone calls with students.


  10. "Executive Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people committed to student success.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Provide consistency in work load.


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