Kaplan University

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Kaplan University Reviews

Updated 26 September, 2014
Updated 26 September, 2014
173 Reviews
2.9
173 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good and usually schedules floating holidays around major holidays to allow employees more time off (in 7 reviews)

  • Great training to keep skill set sharp, good benefits and great co-workers (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • This is a high pressure sales job (in 5 reviews)

  • For some roles the work/life balance was weighing more on the work and less on the life (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Definitely a sales job with a constant pressure to meet expectations.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Plantation, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Plantation, FL (US)

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A nice working environment....cool people and overall relaxed setting. Good experience for someone out of college but not a long term career unless you move to a different position.

    Cons

    A true hustle and bustle environment and job security isn't the best. Everything is great while you're meeting the expectations.

    Recommends
  2.  

    FRESH PERSONALITIES

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    Former Employee - IT Support  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Former Employee - IT Support in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so diffrent nice, they are real. For an office building with support and help so diffrent.

    Cons

    Personaly it was a long drive, but the company itself is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep with the positive atmosphere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Employee Engagement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan University

    Pros

    There is a true focus in employee engagement and job flexibility.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a challenge.

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  5.  

    AA II

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Boca Raton, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay was enough to keep you there

    Cons

    Nearly impossible for advancement in the admission advisor role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    admissions advisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time

    Pros

    Started off with a great salary

    Cons

    Longer shifts that what I expected.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT WORK

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    Former Employee - Teacher/Tutor  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher/Tutor in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    You can do some of this work at any time, from your computer.

    Cons

    Can seem confusing and unnecessarily complicated. Too many websites. Good pay when your teaching but low pay for prep times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep It Simple, Someone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Terrible experience

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    Former Employee - Student Recruiter  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Student Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    People believe they are actually changing lives. Many of the reps are wanting to help others improve their status through education.

    Cons

    They are signing people up for a lifetime of student loans that they will not be able to afford. ADOA wanted us to sign anyone up that was willing to sign on the dotted line. It was as though the minimum criteria was to simply have a pulse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Arrogance

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Remote work environment... the convenience of working from home can't be beat. Helping students is one of the greatest feelings one can hope to experience, no matter what educational institution you work for.

    Cons

    "Leadership" is very arrogant and constantly promotes how great they are and how Kaplan is a "GREAT PLACE". Ever hear the saying... "a fish stinks from the head"? This is the case in both academics and curriculum. They can care less about the faculty! The pure arrogance of the Deans and Chairs is like no other educational institution! This is a "For-Profit" organization and office politics rules the day!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    FA Student Services

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    Former Employee - FA Student Services  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Former Employee - FA Student Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Time off policies, great building and benefits

    Cons

    Poor management, poor advancement opportunities, and limited truth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaplan University

    Pros

    Hourly rate is OK. Good benefits, comprehensive training. Rewarding job

    Cons

    No commission, high stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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