K12 Reviews

Updated July 22, 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. Helpful (2)

    Good place to get experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K12

    Pros

    Flexible with days off and working from home.

    Cons

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


  2. Teacher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K12

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

    Pros

    Loved the benefits of working from home.

    Cons

    Did not like shorter summers.


  3. Overall a decent experience.

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Advisor in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home. Much lower stress level compared to a number of regular schools

    Cons

    Work an extra month compared to a regular school coupled with lower pay....not a good combination.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication.


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  5. Client Service Manager

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    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Olathe, KS

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    No clear promotion path, upper-level management does not get input from front-line employees, poor salary, incentive plans designed to be unreachable, lack of communication between departments, product development team who creates things without customer or front-line employee feedback or testing

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees and then use their feedback to make the company better


  6. K12 or not

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work, challenging, and interesting.

    Cons

    Revolving door company, many cliques

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the cliques in school accounting and gain better Retention of employees.


  7. Think about it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Based on department, some great leadership.

    Cons

    If you are a remote employee, there is no opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees input.


  8. Good for some

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of parents who support K12 and what it does for their children.

    Cons

    When you work from home you are expected to work around the clock, and it becomes hard to separate your personal life from your work life.


  9. Helpful (8)

    New CIO a Bust - Students and Teachers should RUN

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    Current Employee - IT Position in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - IT Position in Herndon, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Committed, ultra-hard working teammates. Some tech leaders trying to steady the boat but fighting an uphill battle.

    Cons

    Unclear why the new CIO was hired. Borderline sociopath with no technology skills or knowledge. Tech staff resignations continue and K12 technology and ability to support families and schools doubtful. CTO not much better. Who is doing the hiring?

    Advice to Management

    CEO and CFO tough but fair. Otherwise, upper-management full of fearful sycophants. No backbone to lead orgs sensibly. Top tech software engineers all looking to leave.


  10. Helpful (2)

    K12

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at K12

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

    Pros

    K12 is a fantastic place to work! I like my job very much. We have flexibility with hours and are treated as professionals.

    Cons

    No cons to submit really. The only con is for any work from home job, in that it is easy to overwork.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Stressful workload, low pay

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    Former Employee - Online Teacher
    Former Employee - Online Teacher

    I worked at K12 part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Was able to gain valuable experience as an online teacher. My subject area supervisor was great. Worked from home. Hours were fairly flexible.

    Cons

    Pay was $12/hr. After three years, got a whopping raise of 24 cents. At one point as a part-time teacher, I had 800 students. Keystone School was year-round, no summers off. Full-time teachers (50 wks/yr) were paid only $30,000/yr. Very high turnover of staff and management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to class sizes and teaching load. Offer competitive pay to retain teachers, Online meetings should not expect talking, reading, and messaging all at the same time.



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