K12 Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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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)

  • The work / life balance was good (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance does not exist (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. Teacher

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at K12 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, growing company offering an interesting way to teach students Ability to work with a diverse array of students Opportunity to perform many different tasks outside of the job title Strong team approach to projects Company always striving to be more efficient and effective Teachers are respected and valued! 100% remote position with a flexible schedule Part-time and full-time opportunities are available

    Cons

    The salary is tough to swallow when living in a major metropolitan area.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries and bonuses to retain teachers.


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    Sales rep

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The management is really good and benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    The bonus structure is hard to understand.

    Advice to Management

    Faster communication when been asked a question.


  3. Helpful (1)

    ok company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The staff members are friendly and the location for Commuting is in a good location

    Cons

    The company is disorganised and does not implement suggestions given by staff. Directors take credit for ideas the management and staff share with them

    Advice to Management

    Directors and up need to be realistic about staffing and quit forcing managers and supervisors to work 75 hous + per week....even during off season.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Great learning opportunities in Crazytown

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people abound. Fascinating business model. Great opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    Patchwork of a thousand technologies that don't work well together. Lack of accountability for some. Work/life balance can be wildly unbalanced depending on department/position.

    Advice to Management

    Act like the big company you are.


  6. Helpful (1)

    If you are looking for Culture, buy Yogurt.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Feeds a passion when your end customer is a child.

    Cons

    Too many cons to list.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Local development manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Local Development Manager in Mound, MN
    Current Employee - Local Development Manager in Mound, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people! Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Workload unmanageable at times


  8. Ideal destination for Interns !

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and plethora opportunities to interact with other interns, as well as Q&A spotlight on executive management Also, flexibility to work from home remotely and monthly special food takeouts!

    Cons

    No clear or defined path to be eligible for rehire or transfer across another separate department. . Seems like a monotonous routine/workday until end of contract date.

    Advice to Management

    Set up some up kind of timetable and criteria structure to all (including interns), for evaluation and retention purposes.


  9. Great Program

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Herndon, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    I love the program, compared to other internships I had this is by for the best. Lunch & Learns and intern outings are a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Not everyone in the office is friendly, although that can be expected anywhere.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great mission

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passion of the educators. How they want to make sure each student success.

    Cons

    Management heavy with business mind folks who need the passion the educators have


  11. Helpful (3)

    Good place to get experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible with days off and working from home.

    Cons

    A lot of unnecessary work and the is a disconnect with corporate.



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