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K12 Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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  • "It is wonderful to work from home" (in 120 reviews)

  • "Even with the challenging work, the supervisors I have worked under understands the work/life balance and are very understanding" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "8th grade math virtual teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Great for at home work

    Cons

    None other than higher pay would be great


  2. "Great experience"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary and richness of the positions were wonderful. I also enjoyed great leadership and work relationships with colleagues.

    Cons

    Movement within the company was based on established clicks.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "It's OK."

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Telecommuting flexibility. Dedicated, highly educated, and deeply experienced co-workers--the most intelligent and best workforce you can imagine being a part of.

    Cons

    Heavy loss of institutional depth of knowledge during a couple-year period of bad corporate and management choices, resulting in significant layoffs, key roles being done away with, and continuation of a longstanding no-raises policy, how to get quality work done in current circumstances remains elusive. The daily struggle is against confusion amid failing and unreliable but essential tools. Compensation is, and has been for quite some time, below what it should be.

    Advice to Management

    New management in some areas, while well-meaning, personable, and possessing of a positive outlook, remains inexplicably ignorant of what it takes to really produce quality outcomes here. Snap out of your bubble.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "On the decline"

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K12 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved my time at K12, it was a wonderful experience, but the company has completely changed once the founders left the company.

    Cons

    The culture is non-existent, the product is shaky, management does not care about people, the company itself is not doing well. I would warn anyone thinking of taking a job with K12 in its current state, it would be like buying a ticket on the Titanic.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about kids and education. Return to a place where quality people were hired and investment went to solid curriculum and product, rather than trying to plug the sinking ship.


  5. "Student Centered"

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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

    Mission driven company committed to serving students and schools. Strong leadership; passionate people; improved culture and the work is fulfilling

    Cons

    Culture wasn't great, but is improving on a daily basis.


  6. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    great teammates, good for students

    Cons

    a big corporation, so sometimes there is gridlock


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Run or stay away from this company...."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are very few pros associated with this company and I struggle to think of any that can be noted. I used to believe in the mission of providing a solid on-line educational service but realized that corporate greed is truly the priority. There are a few co-workers with talent that remain which I attribute to being in a comfort zone and loathe looking for a new job which is part of the reason I have stayed.

    Cons

    I am pursuing other opportunities and do want others to know what to expect if you entertain pursuing a job at K12. I say "job" as I firmly believe "careers" no longer exist at K12. Pay raises are non-existent year-over-year, benefits are horrible, work/life balance does not exist, management truly does not care about staff, surveys are pushed for staff yearly but no results occur so most do not want to bother, those that do care and work hard end up doing the most while others surf the internet and leave early with management doing nothing to correct the issues. Upper management provides a very hostile environment for many which affect the staff in varying ways. Cost cutting via lay-offs, pushing vendors to the breaking point, and postponing needed hires are a huge priority even when the lack of staff affects the overall business. There are far better companies hiring these days that will treat you much better!

    Advice to Management

    I could provide some advice but I know management will not care enough to listen.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Heading downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting, dedicated employees, work that matters

    Cons

    If you have a great leader it is a fabulous experience. Otherwise, it can be terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent in your hiring and firing practices. One day someone is fired and it isn't announced, thee person is just gone AND execs are putting their friends in high places. This new norm is poisoning the culture.


  9. "Intervention Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers and administrators. Work from home.

    Cons

    Pay is less than a traditional school setting. However, the stress level was less and the safety concerns of a classroom were non-existent.


  10. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insight School of Washington has THE best special education administrator

    Cons

    A LOT of paperwork. More than you’ll ever have in brick and motor