Kaplan University
2.5 of 5 152 reviews
kaplan.edu Davenport, IA 150 to 499 Employees

Kaplan University Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014

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28% Approve of the CEO

Kaplan University CEO Gregory Marino

Gregory Marino

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28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Pay is good and usually schedules floating holidays around major holidays to allow employees more time off"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Great training to keep skill set sharp, good benefits and great co-workers"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Overall atmosphere was high pressure sales to clients and representatives"
    in 5 reviews
  • "That changed when the manager informed us that "this is a sales job"
    in 6 reviews
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Great school

IT Analyst (Former Employee)
Des Moines, IA (US)

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

ProsNice people, nice environment. Lot's of capabilities to enable you to have the highest ability to learn and succeed in jobs that are demanding in the world of technology.

ConsNever met the teachers to see how they enable students to learn in this environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best Internship

Sales and Marketing Director (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

I worked at Kaplan University as an intern for less than a year

ProsYou can earn a lot of experience

ConsInternship period is too short

Advice to Senior Managementkeep the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good pay, managed like a bakery on Calle 8!

Director (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

ProsGood pay. Good benefits. Young atmosphere, fast-paced.

ConsCrippled leadership, lack of transparency, great at burning students/customers and employee out. Lack of interest in employee development, satisfaction, recognition. They don't walk the talk when it comes to hiring/retaining talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter and more experienced leaders.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a lot of communication from management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaplan University full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe clients of this organization are wonderful people. Being able to help and assist them is an incredible experience that i would not trade for anything.

ConsThere is no real communication from upper management. There is not a lot of appreciation or even notice given to whether performance is good or bad. As an employee here, one feels very unappreciated. Not an asset, a liability in the eyes of upper management. In more than a decade of employment, I have never seen a single dime of increase in compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more with your people. Let them know how they are doing. Show your appreciation, even if it is minimal it is something.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Kaplan is a great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsKaplan offers great flexibility in your schedule as it has remote positions available. The pay there is very competitive. They really seem to care about their employees as well as their students.

ConsThe only challenge I would say that I have had with my experience with Kaplan is their orientation needs to be a little more focused. It seemed extremely lengthy and didn't really give a new instructor a good idea as to what they were looking for the instructor to do within the classroom.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best Company I have ever worked

Admissions Associate (Former Employee)
Plantation, FL (US)

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

ProsKaplan University is very professional and corporate environment, yet very comfortable to work as an employee and fun. They care about their employees. Although not a lot of incentives, there is enough to make you want to stay. Their health benefits are great as well, good working hours and wonderful staff including management. Best place I have ever worked in the USA.

ConsLike any other job, the sales aspect of it, if you are not meeting your goals, then you will eventually lose your job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaplan University full-time

ProsHaving amazing co-workers; a great team!

ConsBeing grossly underpaid and overworked.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember what it's like in the trenches. Pay your people market value. Respect and appreciate your tenured employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I had great co workers who really wanted to help students. Our benefits package was great and free tuition

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Kaplan University full-time

ProsThe benefits, the locations, and the employees

ConsNone, that I can think of today.

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great place to work

Specialist (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

ProsCompetitive pay and they work hard to promote employee engamgement and recognition.

ConsNo different than any other company in the marketplace.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to strive to be better and never get complacent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great educational experience.

Student (Former Employee)
Framingham, MA (US)

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

ProsChallenging, rewarding, and lots of great instructors.

ConsThe on-line system minimizes interaction.

Advice to Senior ManagementEducation is not always profitable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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