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Kaplan University Reviews

Updated April 21, 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. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Huge company, a lot of opportunities for advancement. Decent work life balance and pay is competitive

    Cons

    Sometimes feels a bit redundant. Working for an industry that doesn't get great press can be a bit challenging

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    You can thank the Lord and pay your bills

    Cons

    Too much politics. You have to kiss upper managements butt to move up. Once you are stigmatized there is no coming from it. Get paid too little compared to the Success Managers.


  3. "Senior Admissions Advisor"

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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

    Great place to work for with good benefits

    Cons

    Career growth is not an easy process

    Advice to Management

    In-house retraining can be a plus to utilize qualified labor


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  5. "Career services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    There are none at this time


  6. "CMS Development Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Online work, no transportation needed

    Cons

    Lack of communication, misunderstandings.


  7. "Associate Director of Admissions"

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    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


  8. "A university that focuses on sales"

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    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


  9. "Great place to teach"

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    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


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Flexibly and care about the students.

    Cons

    I do not have any.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Death Spiral"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home possibilities, a few nice colleagues

    Cons

    Incompetent management that goes to the very top of KHPE, lack of vision, reliance on outdated ways of recruiting students, execs who don't understand higher ed, marketing team that is a total cluster

    Advice to Management

    It's time for a complete reboot. Enrollments are dropping and not recovering. KU's reputation is terrible.



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