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Updated August 15, 2017
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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 22 reviews)

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

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  1. "Awesome, love working here."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High energy environment
    Great Employees
    Fun Environment
    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Very Rapid growth which leads to employees having heavy workload which also leads to over half of the company being contractors

    Advice to Management

    Great job. Best management I have seen in my career.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I love my job, my co-works, my boss, and my students!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work at home. The company and administration truly respects your personal time and family life. Everyone is positive and supportive and even though it is a HUGE company, the teams are small enough that you still have a family-type feeling.

    Cons

    None really, but there are a lot of changes so if you don't like that it might be something to consider.

    Advice to Management

    Keep respecting and valuing your employees. It shows and we appreciate it!

  3. "Nice to see a company look beyond the profit margins."

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    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, creative co-workers, positive attitudes, and the knowledge that you're creating a product that has real value.

    Cons

    Some political aspects to advancement (it's occasionally who you know and how friendly you are with those folks that determines your success vs. quality of work). Most of the company directors hold their positions simply due to time in service vs. actual management/leadership skills or talent.


  4. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Site Director for Learning Center in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Site Director for Learning Center in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    I am a Site Director and have been here a year. They will create a new position if you convince them that it is worth while. If you have a positive attitude about k12, they will love you and listen to you.

    Cons

    They are working on this by asking employees, but perhaps a bit more training with the tech stuff would be in order.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the people who work here who truly care about this school.


  5. "Absolutely love it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work at home, excellent leadership, feel very values.

    Cons

    None - I love it.


  6. "Passionate people doing great things for kids!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility and the ability to stay at home while working.

    Cons

    Low pay, top-down management, does not value teaching staff

    Advice to Management

    top-down management is not effective!


  7. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Educator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse group of people all dedicated to education

    Cons

    The Salary is based on the district

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Fantastic Company to Work For in a Creative Capacity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Freedom to experiment with different styles
    - Ample opportunities to learn new techniques and software
    - Open communication with management and the chain of command
    - Talented co-workers
    - Generous pay

    Cons

    - Frustrating to work around people with weak work ethic
    - Big picture/roadmap is occasionally obscured/absent
    - Marketing never makes use of in-house artistic talent
    - Some management positions filled by legacy staff rather than a more qualified candidate


  9. "K12 is a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    K12 has great perks and bonuses

    Cons

    Work is based on productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Management keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well paid for work done; work from home; nice managers

    Cons

    system glitches may cause work to be lost

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic time frames for project completion


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