K12 Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Nate Davis
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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. Really friendly office

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    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Herndon, VA
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    They had lots of fun events like potlucks and lunches with higher-ups when I was there, but I was only there for two months during he summer, so it might not always be like that. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    The work I was assigned as an intern was kind of boring and there wasn't much instruction regarding exactly what I was supposed to be doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly consider giving shorter projects, because I ended up working a few projects that took a few days for my first few weeks, then working on a big one alone for the rest of the time that I sort of got stuck on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Senior Director

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

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

    Pros

    Good mission, excellent co-workers, still opportunities to move around within the company.

    Cons

    Upper management still appears to be a revolving door making it challenging to manage daily work, since plans tend to change with each new chief in the tee-pee.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great mission but lots of overtime

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    Former Employee - Accounting/Finance
    Former Employee - Accounting/Finance

    I worked at K12

    Pros

    Commitment to their mission of education, nice offices

    Cons

    Intensity, Overtime, CFO, burnout, turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allocate resources to staff so that they do not get burned out and leave. Turnover is expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. I have worked in enrollment for 2+ years

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Consultant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Consultant in Reston, VA

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Pay is good. Benefits are decent. Environment is comfortable.

    Cons

    Co workers are unmotivated due to stock price. Managment is beginning to scrutinize time away from desk down to the minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I know they are doing the best with the circumstances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Bad women leadership. A female club

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    Current Employee - Document Processor in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Document Processor in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Can work most of the time independently

    Cons

    Lay you off the same day they tell you there is plenty of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down and let a man bring some stability to the place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Hard charging tech company focused on education platforms

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    Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Market growth potential
    Benefits
    Solid Hardware and working conditions
    Brown bags and lots of learning potential
    Progressive tech implementations

    Cons

    Engineering is sacrificing talent/institutional knowledge for the bottom line.
    Process changes leave team member roles undefined in the new space.
    Deployment schedule is erratic and time consuming.
    Work/Life balance is out of whack.
    Micro-management by directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency in message delivery.
    Opportunity's are needed to practice learned skills.
    Pair Mentoring for engineers.
    Clear growth paths.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. SEC

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    Former Employee - Sec in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Sec in Herndon, VA

    I worked at K12

    Pros

    Food, people were great, that is about it

    Cons

    Schedules are the worst, management doesn't know how to run their call center. They need to slow down and figure out what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to do your job properly before telling others what to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    great mission, poor communication and management

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    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
  10. 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

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Long time teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Working at home, fkexible, awesome administration support.

    Cons

    Work is always there. Need to know when to turn off your computer for the day!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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