K12 Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Really friendly office

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    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Herndon, VA
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Herndon, VA

    I worked at K12 as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    They had lots of fun events like potlucks and lunches with higher-ups when I was there, but I was only there for two months during he summer, so it might not always be like that. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    The work I was assigned as an intern was kind of boring and there wasn't much instruction regarding exactly what I was supposed to be doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly consider giving shorter projects, because I ended up working a few projects that took a few days for my first few weeks, then working on a big one alone for the rest of the time that I sort of got stuck on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Great mission but lots of overtime

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    Former Employee - Accounting/Finance
    Former Employee - Accounting/Finance

    I worked at K12

    Pros

    Commitment to their mission of education, nice offices

    Cons

    Intensity, Overtime, CFO, burnout, turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allocate resources to staff so that they do not get burned out and leave. Turnover is expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. Great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Good environment with people roughly in the 21-40 age range, great benefits that start immediately and great work life balance. Only been here less than a year and have already moved up twice in the career ladder.

    Cons

    there are no cons at the current moment, pretty happy, work can become mundane if you don't make the most of it, be ready to call people for the majority of your day everyday.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great motivating work environment.

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    Former Employee - Online Teacher
    Former Employee - Online Teacher

    I worked at K12 part-time

    Pros

    Good balance between work and family life.

    Cons

    Lower compensation than regular public schools.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. No Problems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    You can work from home, make your hours, great level of flexibility.

    Cons

    Dealing with families that don't understand the difference between home-school and online public school.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good job if you stick it out.

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

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

    Pros

    Good low-level management, pay comparable for teachers where I live, flexible, management (in my experience) stands behind teachers, and there are opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    One used to be able to work any time of day as long as 40 hours were met (for full-time) and calls to students were made during business hours -- which is great for parents wishing to stay home with children and who need that flexibility. Changes in management have resulted in changes to this policy and teachers are now expected to work from 8-4/9-5. There is still flexibility, but this aspect is frustrating.

    Student loads can be excessive, but enrollments are unpredictable, so sometimes it's impossible to adjust staffing levels to meet unexpected enrollment demands.

    The company is constantly restructuring, so it can create uncertainties as to expectations for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay should be adjusted for where teachers live -- not just one flat pay-scale.
    Flexibility is an important aspect of this job for most teachers, keep in mind that many have this position and work very hard but may not be able to be available from 8-4 or 9-5. Allow the flexibility (with phone calls made during business hours) for your remote employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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