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K12 Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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  • Work from home, equipment provided (in 110 reviews)

  • Good benefits and great work environment (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "School Finance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, passionate about what they do and for the students they teach.

    Cons

    Total lack of communications from senior management. Everything is a fire drill. Benefits are good but very expensive. Pay is horrible, if you want work life balance, don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better and understand that they have a life outside of work.


  2. "Virtual Teacher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    I loved my job as a virtual teacher. It is a joy to work from home and serve my students in this environment.

    Cons

    Doing the job of attendance secretary takes more time than it should. All of my supervisors were 10-20 years younger than me with less experience and qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Make better use of experienced employees.

  3. "Struggles to perform"

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

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Large company with benefits, and techonology based.

    Cons

    Struggles to perform stated function (education).

    Advice to Management

    Your systems should be more interactive on a student level. Also, it would help to hire people with experience in both educaiton and business.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Finishing up my sixth year - looking forward to many more with K12."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with K12 for going on six years and am really quite happy. I make a little more money as a full time teacher here than I would if I were working at a local brick and mortar job doing the same work - except here I have such a flexible schedule. I teach four live sessions a week and have five one hour study halls. I set my own schedule.

    The benefits are outstanding. I get $50 a month in office supplies (that I get to choose and order from staples), I have wonderful insurances (I pay 1/3 of my health insurance - everything else is covered), I get $50 a month in Internet reimbursement, and I get a 5-10% bonus every year (depending on my performance and company profitability).

    My coworkers are amazing. I've made some lifelong friends here.

    I'm very grateful for my job.

    Cons

    I have to work through the summer since our school has year round enrollment.
    I hate that we don't get to meet our coworkers in person.
    Our retirement is a 401K with only a 3% match - much less than I would get in a public school.

    Advice to Management

    Plan an event where your international academy staff can meet in person every few years. A live graduation ceremony would work wonders for morale.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Special Education Teacher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    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. "Virtual Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The work environment is very flexible.

    Cons

    The class sizes are larger than average.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Online Teacher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.

  8. "Enrollment"

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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


  9. "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


  10. "Lack of diversity in leadership"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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