K12

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K12 Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
187 Reviews
2.4
187 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.  

    Great teachers and students

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Document Processor

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    • 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
  3. 3 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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    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
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lots of people doing lots of different things. Really just average overall

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at K12 as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work at home
    Schedule is flexible
    Hire from within for promotions
    Solid staff and network of assistance
    New teacher training

    Cons

    Pay is below average
    "big" decisions seem to happen often and often feel like pendulum swing
    Too many cooks in the kitchen
    Not sure the curriculum was effective
    Huge gender bias

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote diversity.
    Listen to comments coming from students and teachers.
    You don't need to change mid-stream so often. Pick a plan and stay with it for a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Uncertain Future

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    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    The people are great, talented and committed to the core mission of serving students.

    Cons

    Some changes to the executive management seem positive but only time will tell. Some people seem more focused on claiming credit over collaboration. Quality of work-life really depends on your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on kids

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Lots of dedicated people on the front lines, but senior leadership are not educators

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K12 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many colleagues are super focused and dedicated on creating great educational experiences for students from all walks of life. It is great to work with people from all over the country.

    Cons

    The company leadership consists of mostly Ivy League MBAs and former corporate executives from all industries except education. The focus is on generating enrollments (which equals $). Top executives pay, bonuses and stock options are inordinately high, which fuels the argument that for profit companies should not be running public schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale back executive and board compensation and invest back into the quality of the schools you operate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    K12 reviews

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and people. Helpful seniors

    Cons

    nothing i found as a con

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    UTVA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K12

    Pros

    Get to work from home

    Cons

    Great company to work for. No cons

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Veteran of multiple departments

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    growth opportunities if you last long enough

    Cons

    low-mid level management is inconsistent and overwhelmed, pay structure has dramatically reduced within the last year+ and changes daily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    workers will never care more for the customers than managers care for them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Teacher

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    More flexible in some ways than a traditional school.

    Cons

    High workload with low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being open to new ideas. Be realistic about workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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