K12 Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. This company is a joke, don't waste your time.

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    Former Contractor - Document Processor
    Former Contractor - Document Processor

    I worked at K12 as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The location was good as the commute was not too long but that's about it.

    Cons

    Lack of communication with upper management. Pay is sub-par and the benefits are not great. Favoritism is a big problem, especially when it came to promotions and making certain contractors full time employees while overlooking the other employees who had been there longer and actually worked hard at their jobs. Making constant/pointless changes to the work routine. Oh, and the best part; they would tell you that there will be plenty of work available and that none of us should be worried about our jobs, only for them to turn around and lay you off afterwards.

    Advice to Management

    Replace management with competent people who actually know how to do their job and aren't just there to sit around and gossip like a bunch of high school kids.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Cliques create a negative culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - K12 Document Processor in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - K12 Document Processor in Herndon, VA

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

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

    Pros

    -Decent job tasks (processing student documents for K12 schools)
    -Gaining experience working with other departments and team
    -Flexible schedule arrangements for contractors
    -Ability to learn on the job and get paid for training

    Cons

    The number of cons outweigh the positives almost 100 to 1.
    -The most difficult schools are understaffed because the supervisors will not let the most veteran DPs work them.
    -Veteran DPs are not friendly or inclusive towards others.
    - General negative attitude from coworkers about the job and the environment.
    -Condescending attitude from supervisors.
    -Favoritism, nepotism, and discrimination at all levels of the company (if you are a white male in the DP dept, you might as well quit your first day).
    - Brain drain: the best DPs leave because they are getting paid too little, the supervisors feel threatened by someone smarter than them (and will do their best to remove them).

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul the entire department, not just your manager. Changing your manager did nothing. The veteran DPs and supervisors, who are currently permanent, are an obstacle to create a good, productive working environment.

  3. I have worked in enrollment for 2+ years

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Consultant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Consultant in Reston, VA

    I have been working at K12

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

    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 Management

    None. I know they are doing the best with the circumstances.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Bad women leadership. A female club

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Document Processor in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Document Processor in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at K12

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

    Pros

    Can work most of the time independently

    Cons

    Lay you off the same day they tell you there is plenty of work

    Advice to Management

    Step down and let a man bring some stability to the place

  6. Helpful (1)

    Hard charging tech company focused on education platforms

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Consistency in message delivery.
    Opportunity's are needed to practice learned skills.
    Pair Mentoring for engineers.
    Clear growth paths.

  7. Helpful (4)

    great mission, poor communication and management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Herndon, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    communicate!

  8. Helpful (1)

    SEC

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    Former Employee - Sec in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Sec in Herndon, VA

    I worked at K12

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

    Pros

    Food, people were great, that is about it

    Cons

    Schedules are the worst, management doesn't know how to run their call center. They need to slow down and figure out what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Learn to do your job properly before telling others what to do

  9. 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

  10. Helpful (1)

    Long time teacher

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12

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

    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 Management

    Transparency...

  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

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

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

    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.

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