K12

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K12 Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
207 Reviews
2.4
207 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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
  2. 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
  3.  

    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

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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Flexible Fun Stay involved in Education

    Cons

    Pay is low for the hours and work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for better performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive experience, in recent years though culture and morale has diminished.

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    Former Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

    I worked at K12 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, engaged customers, interesting problems to solve. Advancement opportunities for people who work hard and show leadership skills.

    Cons

    Increasing bureaucracy and politics, less people who are interested in getting things done. Virtually no direction or focus from upper management on aligning the company to common goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    So far it is awesome!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. :)
    Good salary!

    Cons

    None that I have experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good people

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    Former Employee - Illustrator in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Illustrator in McLean, VA

    I worked at K12

    Pros

    Team environment, good people, good challenges

    Cons

    Long hours and not much else

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Powerful mission with passionate employees who want to serve schools and families.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Beautiful mission: helping each student reach his or her true, personal potential.

    Cons

    Lots of employee turnover. The culture needs some improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving culture and internal communications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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