Kaplan University

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Kaplan University Reviews

Updated 5 September, 2014
Updated 5 September, 2014
170 Reviews
2.9
170 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 11 reviews)


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

  • They watch your every move and they are a sales job (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Kaplan is why teachers quit teaching

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Greenbelt, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Greenbelt, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    I would like to say Kaplan provides students the ability to learn a profession and skills to advance in the real world... For a select few, it does.
    There are teachers there who genuinely care for their work and their students.

    Cons

    The school didnt provide the materials needed for class.
    The school admitted students who could not afford to attend.
    The school admitted students who were uneducated - they could barely do basic math, read or write.
    The school admitted students who did not want to be there - I had students that were ordered to attend by a court.
    The school hired teachers who were not qualified to teach the subjects they were teaching.
    The school required teachers to do hours of unpaid work per day.
    The list goes on and on...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They are very helpful in making you secede in the field of you studies.

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    Current Employee - Library/Tutor  in  Urbandale, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Library/Tutor in Urbandale, IA (US)

    I have been working at Kaplan University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    We can work around our schedule for school and be able to help ones that are in need of help .

    Cons

    I really have not found anything bad about it here as when a person has a problem they are right there to help get it resolved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are having some problems in printing out our digital ebook as they cut off the right side on to book as it is being printed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanage you all the way

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor

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

    Pros

    Have potential to make good income

    Cons

    They watch your every move and they are a sales job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your made up high horses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits but very stressful - Not a career plan

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health, Dental,401K, vacation policy, Free tuition

    Cons

    Not a place to retire - very poor middle management - every employee is looking for a new job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible

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    Current Employee - Student Coordinator  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Student Coordinator in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I have been working at Kaplan University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros for working at this establishment.

    Cons

    Environment, Training, atmosphere and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thankful I Don't Work There Anymore

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    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty  in  South Portland, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty in South Portland, ME (US)

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

    Pros

    I liked working at Kaplan University at first - great co-workers, enthusiastic students, flexible hours and decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    There is no local control, everything, including what instructors do in their classrooms (down to the quizzes and assignments given) is dictated by corporate employees who have never stepped foot in a classroom. The local management is vindictive. Overall it is run like a business not a school and it looks out for its own business interests, not the best interests of students and staff. There is no communication between departments and no job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrutinize how the local management treats employees, there is a reason for the revolving door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Kaplan University has a high turnover rate!

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    A paycheck while it lasts, great training program.

    Cons

    You never have job security, if you are doing well you better continue to maintain those results or you will be gone in 3 weeks maximum!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Makes employees feel more valued and not just a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need developmental layer

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

    I have been working at Kaplan University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They offer a path to those who cannot attend a traditional college

    Cons

    Too many of the students are vastly under skilled and unable to perform course requirements. Very Very low pay for adjuncts. An embarrassment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Students need to pass a more stringent admissions test and be helped to learn precollege fundamentals before beginning coursework.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good but stressful

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Plantation, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Plantation, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are great with Good personalities. Very good food in the cafeteria. Employees worked together even though there wasnt much career advancement.

    Cons

    Work too hard for the money. Management was ok but lead us the wrong way. Very unorganized. Relocation was too far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a very rewarding experience I learned more about Financial Aid than I knew before

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    Former Employee - Student Loan Counselor  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Student Loan Counselor in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    They believe in learning, they offer training to expand your experience the managers are very approachable, very friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not enough area for breaks and lunch times

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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