K12

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K12 Reviews

Updated February 2, 2015
Updated February 2, 2015
45 Reviews
3.0
45 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The flexibility of the job that allows me to work from home part of the time is the best feature (in 32 reviews)

  • Except for product deployments, the work/life balance for software developers is good (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is not supported, true school organization and functioning is missing (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management does not care about the families lower employees are assigned to help (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    great mission, poor communication and management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Herndon, VA

    I worked at K12 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work from home, cutting edge, making a difference in education, great people

    Cons

    so much reorganization, departments competing with one another rather than working together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    pretty good

    Former Intern - Software Engineer
    Former Intern - Software Engineer

    I worked at K12 as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    the staff is friendly and helpful

    Cons

    there was No concrete mentorship

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive experience, in recent years though culture and morale has diminished.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

    I worked at K12 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, engaged customers, interesting problems to solve. Advancement opportunities for people who work hard and show leadership skills.

    Cons

    Increasing bureaucracy and politics, less people who are interested in getting things done. Virtually no direction or focus from upper management on aligning the company to common goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Teacher

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Flexible Fun Stay involved in Education

    Cons

    Pay is low for the hours and work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for better performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Powerful mission with passionate employees who want to serve schools and families.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Beautiful mission: helping each student reach his or her true, personal potential.

    Cons

    Lots of employee turnover. The culture needs some improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving culture and internal communications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    K-12, Inc. is a provider of online educational products and services. They operate both public & private online schools.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Teacher
    Current Employee - Online Teacher

    I have been working at K12 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are focused on providing quality online education for students grades k through 12. You work independently from home as an online teacher.

    Cons

    Expect to work very long hours if you get a job here. Their student-teacher ratio is unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a balance between the number of hours a teacher is expected to work, and the number of students they are expected to service. Don't burn people out from overwork.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    You need to be comfortable with constant change to survive here.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at K12 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has a good mission that does positively impact many children

    Cons

    Company going through some hard times and management is making many changes at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your high level strategy issues and let the lower ranks actually do the work. Don't micromanage and get down into the weeds, when your work should be done in the clouds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great teachers and students

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Herndon, VA

    I worked at K12 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, great co-workers

    Cons

    poor management and huge workload,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    K12 is a company with a fantastic mission, a solid employee base but is going through growing pains.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    For someone who's not an educator it's extremely rewarding to be able to contribute to the education of our youth. The employee base is very well tenured, knowledgeable and hard working.

    Cons

    With the recent changes at the executive level the company has lost sight of it's long term vision and purpose in response to short term market concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back, look at what made K12 successful in the first place and focus on students success. Profitability and efficiency can only be the primary focus when the core of your business is solid. It's not too late to make the right choices!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Document Processor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Great people in the company.

    Cons

    Departments need to have a better communication with one another to know what is going on in different areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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