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K12 Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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Stuart Udell
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  • 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 23 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Instructional Coach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Working remotely, working with teachers, flexibility for scheduling.

    Cons

    Politics and lack of transparency within administration. Extremely low salary for the position.

    Advice to Management

    Coaches need to be better paid. In addition, new hire coaches should not be hired on at higher salaries than existing coaches. HR directive to "not discuss salaries" is illegal.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Enrollment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Strong benefits

    Cons

    Started moving towards a profit focus and away from a student focus

  3. Helpful (1)

    "FSL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work from home, equipment provided

    Cons

    Long hours expected and computer skills a must


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Get to learn from challenges

    Cons

    Very tight deadlines for close.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues and clear vision and mission

    Cons

    Employees must be a great visual communicator.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "things might be getting better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    After going through 3 rounds of layoffs in the last 10 months, there is a sense of optimism, direction and transparency with new leadership.

    Cons

    Raises are nearly nonexistent. Salary increases come in the form of a bonus which varies greatly year to year.

    Advice to Management

    Still too long of a gap between when projects end and new projects start. Without new projects the fear of more layoffs looms.


  7. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to make a difference, some groups outstanding to work with, new group of VPs are experienced, saavy and full of new ideas

    Cons

    Undervaluation of morale, many changes (RIFFs, new people at every level) that culture and continuity suffers, below industry standard salaries because it is an education company

    Advice to Management

    Value morale, build continuity, include everyone up and down verticals in strategic decision making

  8. "Under Paid for Education and training."

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    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the kids. Love working 1n1 with students.

    Cons

    Don't hold students or learning coaches to their responsibilities. To much administrative work. Supplies for students are hard to get.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your teachers and leaders better. Take a look at top education states. Give teachers more autonomy less micromanagement. Need more focus on Science and technology.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunity to grow and develop professionally"

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    Current Employee - Academic Administrator in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Academic Administrator in North Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, extremely smart. Have enjoyed working from home 10+ years and the many opportunities for advancement. Their tuition reimbursement program helped me pay for my Master's degree. I've had the opportunity to meet really great folks and grow professionally.

    The program for students is really great and the HS program has many courses from which to choose.

    Cons

    Slow to make systems changes that enable teachers to perform their jobs well, administrators to monitor student academic data & teacher information. Recent changes to the PTO program actually cut down on the combined number of sick + vacation + personal days. PTO will now be wiped out at the end of the calendar year and cannot be accrued.

    Advice to Management

    Do not overwork your employees, "punish" more productive/responsible employees by giving them more work while "rewarding" less hardworking or less competent employees by taking work away from them.

    Senior management (at the executive level) is not very personable and in the last few years the corporate culture has changed in a way that fewer people feel secure in their jobs (regular lay-offs), and those people who remain feel the burden of additional work and expectations (often for projects and such outside of their areas of expertise--causing anxiety and stress). It is clear to employees that this is a for-profit business and when the business has no use for its employees, they are disposed of at will.


  10. "Love the People and the Students"

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    Current Employee - FAMILY ACAD SUPP LIAISON in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - FAMILY ACAD SUPP LIAISON in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Team, Good Dental, and Vision. Students are great.

    Cons

    Bad Medical, HRA and national HR rather than on-site.
    Lack of pay increase for the team with all the extra work tacked on.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized, care about each team member and understand why they are so frustrated. Pay more for all the work required.


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