There are newer employer reviews for K12

5 people found this helpful  

Ho-hum...might as well stay away

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Herndon, VA

I worked at K12 full-time (less than an year)

Pros

- Work-life balance - option to work from home when you want it as long as you do not abuse it (and no employee does, thankfully)
- Good working environment - nobody checks when you are punching your card in and out and go as long as you get the work done
- Clean and well-lit work place - you really feel like working
- Genuinely good products but they are fast becoming outdated in today's world
- Nice colleagues - most of the people here are smart, hard working and low-key

Cons

- Unless you are one of those lucky people who were with the company since 2000, zero chance of career advancement. Notice the word 'zero' - its not minimal, its zero (half the IT team left in the last year - should tell you something)
- Raises are pitiful every year and bonus is a hit or miss - miss mostly
- Transition to new work process has been hell and the work atmosphere is taking a tumble - this can really kill the company
- Almost impossible to contribute meaningfully to make great products at an individual level, K12 is fast becoming a start-up going awry

If you are a Beginner/Junior level person, K12 is not a bad place to spend 3-4 years.

Mid-level or Senior level people? Forget it.

Remember, it looks way better from the outside than it is on the inside. You've been warned!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do you guys really care about building a great company? You were lucky enough to get in when the company was small and made your fortunes when K12 went public. But in today's dynamic environment, you need to do a lot more to retain talent - pay better, have a better working atmosphere and be more dynamic. The world outside is transitioning to mobile/tablets and your products are fast becoming antiquated.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

178 Other Employee Reviews for K12 (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Nice to see a company look beyond the profit margins.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, creative co-workers, positive attitudes, and the knowledge that you're creating a product that has real value.

    Cons

    Some political aspects to advancement (it's occasionally who you know and how friendly you are with those folks that determines your success vs. quality of work). Most of the company directors hold their positions simply due to time in service vs. actual management/leadership skills or talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    So far...so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Abilitiy to work at home.
    Flexible hours.
    Extensive training

    Cons

    Low pay
    Unsure of how many students I will have as a contractor
    Unsure of the level of students.

    I am a new employee and a contractor with K12, upon reading the reviews (and they are all recent), I'm somewhat nervous about my future with the company but so far, the training is very extensive. I have been asked questions that really made me think about my philosophy of education. Also this new delivery system is a way to renew my learing curve. It's totally different from the brick and mortar schools and I think I'll have a better relationship with my parents than I had at the public schools. Time will tell...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for K12

Work at K12? Share Your Experiences

K12

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.