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K12 Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Stuart Udell
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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 97 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 21 reviews)

  • Upper management is more concerned about numbers than people (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Client Service Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Awesome coworkers and Great annual conferences.

    Cons

    Poor product. Online courses are not good! They are constantly changing processes before the previous is learned.

    Advice to Management

    expectations are not realistic in sales and operations.


  2. "Great Experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home, flexible schedule, amazing administration. teachers and admin alike really care about the students and we love our jobs.

    Cons

    There are not many cons to this job. The salary is a little less than in a b&m school but I don't have a commute, tolls, traditional day care, etc.


  3. "Exciting place to be right now"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Because K12 is a a giant relative to most edtech companies, employees benefit from the perks of working at a large company -- talented leadership, abundant resources, name recognition, career development opportunities, etc. As the education field continues to shift towards digital solutions, K12 is uniquely positioned to lead in this ever-changing space, thus making the K12 staff's roles dynamic and exciting.

    The office culture is comfortable and family-friendly. Most floors are cleared out by 5:30pm and many employees work from home 1-5 days a week. Employees are generally pleasant and driven.

    Cons

    K12's status as a for-profit school provider makes it a target for bad press (don't believe everything you read!). Also, it can occasionally be difficult to work cross-departmentally, though that seems to be changing recently.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let K12's size keep us from being nimble and continuing to innovate.


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  5. "Informational Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bloomsburg, PA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bloomsburg, PA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at K12 as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You have flexible work time
    At that time, I have a great team manager. He is knowledgable and nice to people.
    You can work independently

    Cons

    They pay very little. You work like a robert. You cannot work creatively. I did a copy and past job and formate the document.


  6. "Good entry level opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Document Processor in Herndon, VA
    Current Contractor - Document Processor in Herndon, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at K12 as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    While on contract during the summer, overtime hours are encouraged. Also, if you put in the effort, your contract may become extended indefinitely. You may be able to start a career starting as a contractor.

    Cons

    They may lay off the people on contract a little bit earlier than expected. This all relies on how well you perform the job though.

    Advice to Management

    Give two weeks notice when laying people off after busy season.


  7. "Registrar"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registrar in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Registrar in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, close knit family oriented staff, ample office space, ability to work remotely, HR is very accessible.

    Cons

    The data management system could be streamlined and requires many steps for the staff and parents to complete.


  8. "Contract Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Contract Teacher in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Contract Teacher in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work at home, no lesson plans

    Cons

    Student load changes weekly, no set pay. Low hourly pay.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to move up


  9. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Herndon, VA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great work environment.

    Cons

    Compensation not adequate for work done


  10. "Great place to work if you are mission driven"

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Passionate, intelligent people
    Great mission - we really do help kids who need an alternative
    New programs that invest in its people
    New leadership over the last few years recognizes that people are essential to the company's success.
    Lots of opportunity to grow and develop

    Cons

    Can be long hours because so much is last minute
    Work-life balance
    Poor communication across departments
    Too many "priorities" undermine productivity and quality

    Advice to Management

    Get your teams to work together and speak with each other. Be transparent about what is going on and drop the corporate speak. You've done a great job of investing in people in the last few years, now its time be real.


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    "FASL"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FASL in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - FASL in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic management team to work for within our school.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of face to face interaction with the people you serve, everything is virtual.


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