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K12 Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Work from home and curriculum mostly done for you (in 86 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. "Sr Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K12 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    smart colleagues and positive vision

    Cons

    communications gaps with upper management

    Advice to Management

    be more open


  2. Helpful (2)

    "PAL"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pro is receiving monthly bonuses when they arrived on time.

    Cons

    No room for advancement and low pay.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's Complicated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Good mission and objective. Lots of people very passionate about delivering high quality online education for K-12.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations - projects not set up for success. Level of transparency and collaboration all over the map depending on the group you're in. Work/life balance dependent on your management/management chain.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "FASL"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. "Head of School"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn are exponential and upward mobility very attainable with a good work ethic and quality results! The people are amazing.

    Cons

    Work and life balance is something I never figured out working for K12.

    Advice to Management

    Coaching and development of employees is an area of need.


  8. "Greatness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Architect in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to new technology
    Ability to maintain multiple versions of architecture
    Great place to tuner software to keep in up and running on a daily basis

    Cons

    Multiple generations of technology in place at the same time
    No investment beyond initial production rollout
    Daily tuning of software to keep it up and running


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hard times at K12"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Company mission to support kids in finding the right education

    Cons

    recent downsizing has lead to people working multiple jobs and, in some instances, outside of what they were hired to do. Extreme workloads lead to high attrition rates.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities in this company. I love being able to help kids while working from home.

    Cons

    Because of the nature of the company, virtual education, change happens A LOT! If you aren't good with change, this may be stressful for you.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Individual time with students

    Cons

    Run as a business not a school

    Advice to Management

    Listen to educators



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