K12 Reviews

Updated August 25, 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)

  • 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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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Unorganized, Inconsiderate and Ethically Questionable

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Academic Support Liaison in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Family Academic Support Liaison in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to work from home

    Cons

    Extremely unorganized, inconsiderate and ethically questionable business practices. After completing my first week of work I was notified that HR had made a mistake in my offer and they wanted me to agree to a substantially different, lesser offer. I attempted to negotiate with them but they refused to honor my original offer. Throughout the process I felt completely disrespected. There was no concern for the fact that I had turned down opportunities with other companies to accept this position or that what they were trying to offer me was far too low for someone with an advanced degree and experience in the field. The ethical gray area of reneging on an employment agreement after an employee has already started working made me extremely uncomfortable about my future with them.

    Advice to Management

    Think of your employees as people, not numbers. Own your mistakes.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sales rep

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    ok company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Meh........it's a job and it pays.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K12 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leaving work and I learned a lot because the company was smaller.

    Cons

    Going to work. Trying to understand the majority of people is next to impossible. Getting trained by impatient ppl . If you don't have the right complexion then you won't have the connection. The job is sooooooooooo boring everyone just sits behind the computers alllllll day. No team building events. The retention rate is so low.....I wonder why??

    Advice to Management

    Try to find the weeds in your company and get rid of them. Your hurting yourself in the long run.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Do Not Work for K12!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home, some schedule flexibility for small groups, teaching staff was excellent. Academic Administrators and Master Teachers were wonderful to work with and offered beneficial feedback.

    Cons

    This corporation fired over half the staff based solely on test scores from the state standardized tests. No consideration was given to professional evaluations. Several teachers had classrooms with only students receiving special education services or students in interventions because they were 1 to 3 grade levels behind. Regardless of the gains their students may have made, teachers were fired because the students could not pass state exams.

    Advice to Management

    Start considering the lives of the students and teachers before you make decisions. If you took the time to actually figure out a model for effective virtual learning, students would stay and you could grow your company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Local development manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  10. Helpful (4)

    Great learning opportunities in Crazytown

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. Ideal destination for Interns !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.



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