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K12 Reviews

Updated September 8, 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 23 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Online Teacher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, provided technology for job.

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance, must be available all the time, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Management must listen to the staff regarding the direction of the school, they need to understand what the teachers are doing on a daily basis, and support those employees with families.


  2. "Enrollment"

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

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

    Pros

    -The company works with you on your scheduling. If there is a conflict with the scheduling they help you meet or accommodate your needs.
    -I get to work with enrollment, helping families get their kids enrolled successfully

    Cons

    -Needing to backfill positions so we arent struggling when it comes time for busy season

  3. "Avoid at all cost"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Work from home options
    Some learning opportunities

    Cons

    Layoff every 6 months
    Low morale
    No long term vision
    No career development opportunities
    Disrespectful HR
     Poor leadership


  4. "Lack of diversity in leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in the location, less stress as related to daily commute, financial strain of automobile maintenance and fueling, and caring for family.

    Cons

    Low wages for experienced teachers, excessive meetings, and paperwork. Teachers are expected to teach 2 or 3 preps, meet with students 20 hours per week, there is no room for effective planning, excessive testing too.

    Advice to Management

    Pay teachers competitive salaries


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Special Education Teacher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, somewhat flexible schedule, no contracts, school issued laptop

    Cons

    Low pay, enormous workload, high stress, unorganized, high staff and student turnover, required traveling for in-person professional development and state testing, more clerical work than in a brick and mortar setting, large caseload (60-70)

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to lower the workload, Take away the tedious and often useless clerical duties from our overbooked workloads. Pay should be competitive.


  6. "K12 teacher"

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    Current Employee - Social Studies Teacher in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Social Studies Teacher in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home and get your own computer

    Cons

    Chaotic management with unprofessional leadership,asked to pass every student so we wouldn't lose money

    Advice to Management

    Check for disability before student starts school,not in the middle of the school year


  7. "K12"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The job flexibility and the work we do for students in phenomenal. We have the ability and resources to reach students across the world and all different lifestyles. We can benefit student who are not able to be in a traditional classroom, who choose to not be in a traditional classroom, or have a rigorous extracurricular schedule. The flexibility for teachers is really great. We get to work from home and mostly, set our own schedules. This allows me to meet the needs of my students, but also my family as well.

    Cons

    It is a business and is run that way. This is both a positive and a negative. Sometimes the focus becomes making sure the students/families remain customers instead of educating them appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the teachers! We are in the trenches daily. Listen to our advice and spend time doing what we do. If you do that, you will understand where we are coming from. We do not view this career from a business standpoint, we view this from the standpoint of what is best for the students, so talk to us, spend time with us, and learn where we are coming from.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Editor in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at K12 as a member of Product Development for five years full-time and five years as a contractor. K12 has been going through some changes but throughout it all, there is a positive and collegiate atmosphere. People at K12 look to help each other and provide an exceptional product.
    Salary at K12 is more than fair. Management cares about their employees. We have flexibility in hours and the possibility of working from home. I wouldn't trade my job at K12.

    Cons

    We are moving to more transparency in decisions, but still not quite there.


  9. "Want to love teaching again? Try K12!"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work as a teacher from home, great team environment, flexible scheduling, work with professionals who make a difference with students on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Working from home it is easy to slide into a habit of logging in many hours including the weekend. Suggestion- use the calendar to organize and plan your time. Pay is less than brick and mortar. Students have to get used to being on-line and sometimes this slows their progress.

    Advice to Management

    I have loved the four managers I have had.


  10. "K12 is awesome!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - State Lead in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - State Lead in Saint George, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for K12 are the positive work environment, the amazing supervisors who are willing to work with you, and the huge impact you can have on students while they grow and learn.

    Cons

    I really haven't come across any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep at it!


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