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K12 Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2019

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Nate Davis
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (7)

    "Working at home online teaching is awesome for the teacher and students!"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working at home online; very supportive administration; numerous effective educational programs; students have more opportunities to self-pace their education; teachers have more opportunities to provide better differential instruction.

    Cons

    Online schools depend on a triangular support system: the certified teacher providing curriculum instruction, the parent providing the physical support as the student's learning coach, and the student taking ownership of his/her educational responsibility. Often, it's the teacher working the hardest, which throws off this educational system. Many parents enroll into an online school thinking all that needs to happen is...

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    K122019-01-29
  2. "8th grade math virtual teacher"

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      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

      K122018-12-01
    • "K-12 is Awesome"

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      Current Employee - Math Tutor in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at K12 part-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      It is a great place to work and the curriculum is fantastic. I love being a tutor for the company.

      Cons

      The only con is that it is not a year round position, we have the summer off, and i would like to work year round.

      K122019-07-01
    • "Virtual Teaching Jobs not comparable in salary"

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      Former Employee - Middle School Science Teacher 
      Recommends
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at K12 full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      *work from home *excellent staff and administration *great support

      Cons

      *salary is $15,000 less than classroom teacher position *benefits are not cost friendly and not like most insurance options for teachers

      K122019-06-27
    • "Great Company Mission... execution lacking"

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

      I worked at K12 full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      My Team was great to work with & I actually had an amazing boss. Both the Corporate office staff & school educators are passionate about their jobs. True life long educators in the school's leadership.

      Cons

      Total & regular disconnect between the Corporate office's vision/program and the execution or implementation out in the field. K12 grew at such a rapid rate, without all the infrastructure to support the massive expansion.

      K122019-07-10
    • "Pay professionals what they’re worth!"

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      Former Employee - Instructional Coach, Lead Teacher 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at K12 full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Highly experienced staff and educators are teaching the students and earning the company money. Students come back each year for their teachers, however, k12 only sees each student as a dollar sign. They don’t care why students return or leave as long as they’re making their profit gains. Most students return because of the relationships they’ve established with their teachers. Pay them!

      Cons

      They waste and spend more money on staff travel expenses, hotels, meals, flights, etc. than they do on actual staff salaries and benefits. 401k match is a joke. No student loan forgiveness as a teacher because k12 is a “for-profit” company. This job is marketed toward stay-at-home-moms who want to still work and raise their kids without having to use daycare. If you’re single and trying to support yourself, you’re better...

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      Advice to Management

      Wake up CEO’s and President! Without teachers engaging your students (dollar signs), you wouldn’t have a company! Stop wasting money on unnecessary expenses and pay teachers what they deserve! Your employees are constantly looking for something better because it’s what they deserve!

      K122019-07-08
    • "Driven to complete mission"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at K12 full-time

      Pros

      K12 is driven to complete their mission and vision for the future. They are invested in the success of students. There are caring people working for K12.

      Cons

      Unconnected work environments, tons of miscommunication or misleading information, slow and cumbersome processes.

      Advice to Management

      Communicate!!

      K122019-06-25
    • "Poor upper management, direction, lack of professional growth opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Sales Representative 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at K12 full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      You have a wide scope of products in your tool belt. Some teams are great to work with. Descent benefits.

      Cons

      -Upper management are often hired from outside and have little to no experience in doing the actual jobs they govern. -Upper management often implements new directions or policies without thinking about what that means in terms of support or operations. -Nepotism so don't think about trying to move up or explore your career unless you are able to get into the "in-crowd"! -Benefits are expensive and there are few options....

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      Advice to Management

      Engage and communicate with lower level workers, work on turnover, encourage professional growth, and reduce nepotism.

      K122019-06-22
    • "Great Innovative Company"

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      Current Employee - Finance in Maumee, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at K12 full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      The company has great leaders! They also give people the opportunity to better themselves, by promoting from within. Flexible schedules.

      Cons

      No cons at this time.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing!

      K122019-06-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Overall I love teaching from home!"

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      Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Remote, OR
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at K12 for more than a year

      Pros

      The opportunity to teach without the classroom management issues.

      Cons

      When students go MIA it is difficult to re-engage them.

      K122019-06-17
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