K12

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K12 Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
194 Reviews
2.3
194 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    You need to be comfortable with constant change to survive here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Company has a good mission that does positively impact many children

    Cons

    Company going through some hard times and management is making many changes at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your high level strategy issues and let the lower ranks actually do the work. Don't micromanage and get down into the weeds, when your work should be done in the clouds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher
    Current Employee - Researcher

    I have been working at K12 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice people, dedicated to the growth of the company

    Cons

    very fast paced and lack of coordinated planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on high turnover rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people are leaving constantly; company is in financial and cultural decline

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy allows for good exposure throughout the organization
    Collaborative environment of hard working people
    Positive benefit of working to improve educational outcomes

    Cons

    Office culture is declining as company struggles and executive team fails to make improvements
    Most of the good people have left already
    Operations are a mess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leading by fear doesn't work if you don't give divisions resources to be successful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Concept still in development. Great start though.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at K12 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great and there seems to be a great desire to improve.

    Cons

    The work life balance is not supported, true school organization and functioning is missing. Pay is not even 10K of what a starting educator with a bachelors, not certified makes in the larger counties of the Atlanta area. Leadership is still burgeoning. K12 is a great opportunity for certain students and not all it seems like that message is not being effectively communicated and many leave dissatisfied and return to their home schools.

    It feels like more of a product to deliver rather than a school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    K12 is a company with a fantastic mission, a solid employee base but is going through growing pains.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    For someone who's not an educator it's extremely rewarding to be able to contribute to the education of our youth. The employee base is very well tenured, knowledgeable and hard working.

    Cons

    With the recent changes at the executive level the company has lost sight of it's long term vision and purpose in response to short term market concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back, look at what made K12 successful in the first place and focus on students success. Profitability and efficiency can only be the primary focus when the core of your business is solid. It's not too late to make the right choices!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love it!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Nicoma Park, OK
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Nicoma Park, OK

    I have been working at K12 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work from home. Great co-workers. Working with the students in mind and not "the test".

    Cons

    Pay below state average. Don't know anything about bonuses, raises, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great teachers and students

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    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Herndon, VA

    I worked at K12 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, great co-workers

    Cons

    poor management and huge workload,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Document Processor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Great people in the company.

    Cons

    Departments need to have a better communication with one another to know what is going on in different areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible company to work for!

    Former Employee - Enrollment Consultant
    Former Employee - Enrollment Consultant

    I worked at K12

    Pros

    None! This company has been the worst experience ever!

    Cons

    Everything! The worst of the worst!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new one!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company is upside down

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at K12 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can work from home. Other than that, it's pretty much down hill.

    Cons

    The pay. Are you serious????? The tech people make over 100,000 while the certified teachers make 24,000. Both are important, but legally you need certified teacher, so why isn't that valued? Parents, you get what you pay for!! Also, you are beholden to that darned computer every day of your life!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for,,,,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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