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K12 Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Most floors are cleared out by 5:30pm and many employees work from home 1-5 days a week (in 104 reviews)

  • K12 is extremely flexible about dress code and work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours required at times, meaning work/life balance gets out of whack during peak season (which is often the summer for support teams) (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management is more concerned about numbers than people (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Finishing up my sixth year - looking forward to many more with K12."

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    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with K12 for going on six years and am really quite happy. I make a little more money as a full time teacher here than I would if I were working at a local brick and mortar job doing the same work - except here I have such a flexible schedule. I teach four live sessions a week and have five one hour study halls. I set my own schedule.

    The benefits are outstanding. I get $50 a month in office supplies (that I get to choose and order from staples), I have wonderful insurances (I pay 1/3 of my health insurance - everything else is covered), I get $50 a month in Internet reimbursement, and I get a 5-10% bonus every year (depending on my performance and company profitability).

    My coworkers are amazing. I've made some lifelong friends here.

    I'm very grateful for my job.

    Cons

    I have to work through the summer since our school has year round enrollment.
    I hate that we don't get to meet our coworkers in person.
    Our retirement is a 401K with only a 3% match - much less than I would get in a public school.

    Advice to Management

    Plan an event where your international academy staff can meet in person every few years. A live graduation ceremony would work wonders for morale.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Online Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, provided technology for job.

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance, must be available all the time, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Management must listen to the staff regarding the direction of the school, they need to understand what the teachers are doing on a daily basis, and support those employees with families.

  3. "Virtual Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The work environment is very flexible.

    Cons

    The class sizes are larger than average.


  4. "Enrollment"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The company works with you on your scheduling. If there is a conflict with the scheduling they help you meet or accommodate your needs.
    -I get to work with enrollment, helping families get their kids enrolled successfully

    Cons

    -Needing to backfill positions so we arent struggling when it comes time for busy season


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Call center"

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    Current Employee - Personal Admissions Liaison in Alcoa, TN
    Current Employee - Personal Admissions Liaison in Alcoa, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Help kids, work with families, great training team

    Cons

    Call center, sales atmosphere for some supervisors, supervisors coach on performance but not all are equal

    Advice to Management

    Be consistant among supervisors


  6. "K12 teacher"

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    Current Employee - Social Studies Teacher in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Social Studies Teacher in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home and get your own computer

    Cons

    Chaotic management with unprofessional leadership,asked to pass every student so we wouldn't lose money

    Advice to Management

    Check for disability before student starts school,not in the middle of the school year


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Editor in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K12 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been at K12 as a member of Product Development for five years full-time and five years as a contractor. K12 has been going through some changes but throughout it all, there is a positive and collegiate atmosphere. People at K12 look to help each other and provide an exceptional product.
    Salary at K12 is more than fair. Management cares about their employees. We have flexibility in hours and the possibility of working from home. I wouldn't trade my job at K12.

    Cons

    We are moving to more transparency in decisions, but still not quite there.

  8. "Want to love teaching again? Try K12!"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work as a teacher from home, great team environment, flexible scheduling, work with professionals who make a difference with students on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Working from home it is easy to slide into a habit of logging in many hours including the weekend. Suggestion- use the calendar to organize and plan your time. Pay is less than brick and mortar. Students have to get used to being on-line and sometimes this slows their progress.

    Advice to Management

    I have loved the four managers I have had.


  9. "K12 is awesome!"

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    Current Employee - State Lead in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - State Lead in Saint George, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for K12 are the positive work environment, the amazing supervisors who are willing to work with you, and the huge impact you can have on students while they grow and learn.

    Cons

    I really haven't come across any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep at it!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Saw them fire multiple disabled people at my office (isn't this illegal?)"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job.
    They also like to fill up the break rooms with really unhealthy food while outside is full of people who have no nicotine willpower, so if you wanna get sick, work here!

    Cons

    Many reps violated federal student privacy laws (FERPA) in the guise of "training" rather than training correctly. Employees with real skills not given raises or advancement, and I witnessed someone get fired after they had a stroke. I also witnessed a disabled worker get fired, and they said she quit in a meeting.

    There is no room for advancement, and strangers who will ask you to talk crap on your coworkers before you even know who they are.

    Advice to Management

    Quit treating your workers so badly. HR, when a complaint is brought to you...

    actually investigate it instead of taking sides with corporate.

    Also... pay your freaking teachers better-- they are the lifeblood of the work and respond when CSMs ignore schools.


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