K12 Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    I enjoyed it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a positive environment, people seemed to get along well. Management as well as my colleagues took on a mentorship role with me, which I appreciated. I learned a lot in the time I was there

    Cons

    They have not been growing as rapidly as expected and recently got a new CFO. Budgets are tight and they've been through layoffs and from what I understand they anticipate more.

    Advice to Management

    Make more money!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Many Opportunities to Grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company Focused on Helping Students be Successful

    Cons

    Pressure of being a public company

    Advice to Management

    Reward Your Best workers


  3. A great company on the rise

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    dedicated staff, experts in their field, a mission to believe in

    Cons

    pay not always most competitive


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  5. K12

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with remote employees. A company with a purpose, and constant reminders that you are helping those in need of a better education.

    Cons

    LOBs work in silos and it is hard to with other teams as they like to claim their own work.

    Advice to Management

    After a recent reorganization, the management team still has a lot of work to do in regards to making sure LOBs are not working in silos and need to work on creating a better corporate culture.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Internal Politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Extremely aggressive, higher only the best, exposure to leaders in industry, excellent products.

    Cons

    Cut throat when it comes to business and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of coming across in the market as too blood thristy and greedy--aggressive is good, heartless is not.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Outstanding Instructional Platform, low pay for the skills required

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Virtual Teacher in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Virtual Teacher in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to use awesome virtual tools to reach students and families in real time; outstanding peers and direct leadership

    Cons

    Teachers are paid below district wages

    Advice to Management

    Increase teacher salaries


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great people for a progressive cause

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Services in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Services in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart genuine people, Competitive pay for the area, Attractive corporate office, Great benefits, Flexible hours

    Cons

    - Individual departments aren't very integrated. You only know what'd going on within your department. - Not much room for growth. - Gossip/behind the back culture at times.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more incentive for a job well done. Try to bring departments together.


  9. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Chair
    Current Employee - Department Chair
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to move up in the company are good

    Cons

    They don't always move quickly on decisions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good while it lasts

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The private schools allow teachers to set flexible hours, not just 9-5. You can also do Sunday through Thursday instead of the traditional workweek. Managers discourage teachers for working more than 40 hours a week, to avoid burn out. The curriculum department creates the lessons and being online removes teachers from the duty of policing behavior (gum chewing, tardiness, dress code, etc), so teachers are only responsible for grading and answering student questions. Many students respond really well to the online environment, and you form a better relationship with them than you would in a traditional classroom. Pay is good, but school is year-round so really it balances out. Working from home allows better time management.

    Cons

    Since we are online and the curriculum is set up an an independent study, there is no opportunity to do fun stuff like cooperative learning or field trips. The curriculum department creates lessons in a one-size-fits all method for all K12 students, and modifying them is cumbersome and frowned upon. Student who go AWOL are hard to reach, and many parents don't understand technology and have difficulty monitoring their student's progress (or just can't be bothered). Getting promotions or raises is difficult because you have no interaction with coworkers, no opportunity to impress management or get to know them. NO CONTRACTS so people can and do disappear with zero advanced warning, just because someone with zero education background decided that they could do some cost cutting somewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more communication between faculty, curriculum, and admissions. Establish yearly contracts. Abandon traditional school concepts of "winter break" and "spring break" and instead increase vacation days. Interact more with teachers. Allow vacation days to accrue based on date of hire rather than the fiscal year and allow them to roll over - so we don't have everyone trying to to use up all their days in July, when we are busy with both the spring terms and summer school and prepping for the fall.


  11. Helpful (2)

    started off great and slowly losing morale

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible schedule and oppurtunity for growth

    Cons

    poor upper management and low moral, not alot of leadership in management



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