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Helpful (1)

Attentive and Growing

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

I have been working at K12 full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

A new CIO was brought in and is doing a very good job of bringing the infrastructure up-to-date. Availablity and customer satisfaction are rising. New innovate systems and changes are being made to keep applications and services at the forefront. Enterprise Business and Technology Services (EBTS) management putting forth a strong effort to provide a good work/life balance.

Cons

There are a lot of new processes and changes being implemented so there is some flux. Things are still growing and I believe that things are only going to get better. I did not leave due to dissatisfaction, but was offered a great opportunity close to where I live.

Advice to Management

Keep communicating with employees through all-hands. Focus on the positive and help them understand the roadmap.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Ho-hum...might as well stay away

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

    I worked at K12 full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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    - Genuinely good products but they are fast becoming outdated in today's world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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    So far...so good

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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...


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