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Product Development

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Development in Herndon, VA
Current Employee - Product Development in Herndon, VA

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

Pros

Product Development has an amazing group dynamic that keeps employees enthusiastic and happy to work. People believe they are building the best online curriculum. The greatest pro has to be the supervisors. The Vice Presidentsin Product Development and dedicated, experienced professionals who care about their employees. It is a good feeling to know you are seen as a person and not a number or statistic.

Cons

Pet projects of the CEO are given too many resources that could be used to build better products designed to incrase student learning and test scores. CHoices are being made to lobby instead of doing things right. The priorities might need to shift a little.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The Executive Vice Presidents need to listen to the employees and show value to everyone, not just a few pets. MBA's are not educational experts, so have MBA's make the educational decisions is a ticking time bomb. When an employee shows enthusiam and iniative that will help the company, at least acknowledge it in an email.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

195 Other Employee Reviews for K12 (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Passionate people doing great things for kids!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Flexibility and the ability to stay at home while working.

    Cons

    Low pay, top-down management, does not value teaching staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top-down management is not effective!

  2.  

    Overall great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Loved the corporate mission and spirit of collaboration. Everyone there seems genuinely committed to providing excellent education to underserved students.

    Cons

    My boss was very short sighted, and in a company that grew quickly, old friendships can trump smart business decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a path for employees to provide feedback outside of their own management chain, many of which have become more of an instance of leveraging personal relationships than excellent management loops

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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