K12 Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Enrollment Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping families who desperately need an alternative to their local schools due to circumstances beyond their control. Seeing the results when non traditional students find a place to excel.

    Cons

    Inadequate management, teachers should teach, not run a business(school). Pigeon hole your employees under the guise "they are too good to be replaced"; goes back to poor management.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure it would help, they would have to have listening skills for these statements to be heard let alone acted upon.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Operations Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at K12 full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The company is still rapidly growing and they like to promote from within. So if you are passionate about the business side of K-12 education and willing to relocate, you can find yourself moving up the ranks very quickly.

    Cons

    The expectation of middle management and above is to basically be available 24-7. It's not unheard of to wake up in the morning and see that email conversations were happening after midnight and decisions were being made without your input. Personally, with a family at home that was a little much for me. Also, philosophically many have issues with the charter school movement and K12 profits greatly in areas that are struggling for funding. They can paint it any way they want, but when it comes down to it K12 Inc. receives millions in funding through public revenue sources, and then as a private entity they will focus first and foremost on making a profit rather than serving their students.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down your growth until you can catch up academically. Also, value your employees more and be considerate of the rest of their lives, not just there value to you as a worker.


  3. K12 is a great place company to work for. The work is challenging and rewarding.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Jacksonville, FL

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

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

    Pros

    I love working from home and still being able to provide a high quality educational experience for students across the country.

    Cons

    Not having face-to-face interactions and working from different time zones can sometimes present a challenge. Many projects are on tight timelines which can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice for product development to get more immediate feedback from students/teachers.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Enrollment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollement in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Enrollement in Herndon, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Young crowd for the most part, pot lucks....that is about it

    Cons

    Salary is very low, They fire people left and right, your job is never secure, they monitor every call and watch your screen. You get written up and then fired. Bonuses are a long gone memory at this point. Management does not know what they are doing. Long hours and lots of over time. Shifts go till 11 pm and in busy season till midnight. No life work balance. They afire all the people hired under contract once enrollment season is over. But they always promise them that if they are good they will get offered a perm. position...it is a LIE! beware they will just suck the life out of you and then throw you away. Micro management is the worst. Don't dare call out or your job maybe not be there the next day. They have a point system for call outs, tardiness and even going 30 seconds over your break. Favoritism is a big thing. People got promoted and then fired a month later... It feels like its all a trap or a strategy to fire people. The best people have already left on their own. Its a slaughter house when enrollment season is over. They are always changing in a bad way, company is going down hill. Even if you put your two weeks in they basically tell you don't bother coming back for the two weeks. They fire people in the cruelest way. Its just a bad company, and I would recommend that you don't even bother with it.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management whose work experience isn't being a restaurant/bar worker. They have the trashiest management with no presence for their roles.


  6. Helpful (2)

    The management is terrible!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enrollment Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Enrollment Consultant in Herndon, VA

    I worked at K12 full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pays pretty well
    Coworkers are awesome
    Pretty rewarding if you enjoy helping people
    Bonuses were good when paid correctly or on time.

    Cons

    The management is terrible. They say one thing and do another
    No one what's to help you if you have questions
    Hours are terrible
    Slave drivers when it comes to schedules
    Can't even go to the bathroom if you need to unless it's your break time.
    Can't take your vacation time with out getting into trouble
    Always feel like you're going to be fired even when you're on the top of the goals

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people. Allow for more flexible schedules.


  7. Good for 5-10 year experienced developers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K12

    Pros

    Close to many residential communities. They use good technologies for freshers to learn

    Cons

    Some of really good people left the company. Not great benefits for 10+ years experienced guys.


  8. Senior Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Herndon, VA

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good mission, excellent co-workers, still opportunities to move around within the company.

    Cons

    Upper management still appears to be a revolving door making it challenging to manage daily work, since plans tend to change with each new chief in the tee-pee.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Cliques create a negative culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. I have worked in enrollment for 2+ years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Bad women leadership. A female club

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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