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K12 Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • This job provides flexibility to work from home (in 91 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. Helpful (2)

    "If you love to be micromanaged this is the place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Sales in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Software Sales in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People that you work with, Great managers at the top.

    Cons

    The great managers put absolute egocentric idiots to see over you and micromanage the hell out of you. Want you dialing every 90 seconds and if you are not you will be yelled at. Want you to stay and work all of these extra hours during busy season but you aren't compensated for it. There isn't a work to compensation balance.

    Advice to Management

    There are many ways for a sales team to grow and the micromanaging everything they do is not one of them.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Virtual Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Virtual Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, with the exception of monthly outings or staff development, immediate supervisor (Principal/Asst Principal) well liked, medical/dental/vision/short term disability benefits good.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance hard to manage, talk time was often back to back with little to no breaks for multiple hours, large caseload of students, upper management did not consider teachers valuable employees, low pay, long hours (often more than 8 per day), poor training for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover would be lower if you paid teachers a livable wage.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Great place to get a start as an online teacher.

    Cons

    I worked for a company bought by K12. The insurance coverage got worse year after year. There were few raises and bonuses and the ones given were embarrassingly small. The only people who stayed for very long were ones who could not find somewhere else to go, and as a result, management became filled with these people. Salaries are low. Most people I knew were very unhappy and felt mistreated by management. HR sweeps any complaints under the rug.


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  5. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Annandale, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Annandale, VA

    I worked at K12 (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly staff, warm environment, positive place

    Cons

    managers can act very fake


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Educator with Masters Degree"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with students, families and staff.

    Cons

    The climate can feel hostile at times. Expectations are such that a person working on salary with a Masters Degree could be working as many as 60 hours or more per week without additional compensation. There is very little to no room for advancement. The teachers lack support in order to assist their students. The teachers often feel threatened rather than supported in their efforts to help students. There is no union or regular state pay scale. This is a virtual right to work program.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Math Curriculum Author/Reveiwer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HS/MS Math Author/Reviewer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - HS/MS Math Author/Reviewer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great online job, while the contract lasts. Plenty of work available when it is given out.

    Cons

    Contract will be over in about 2 weeks. Need additional work. Boss is slow to respond to requests for more work and then wants it done yesterday.

    Advice to Management

    The company is missing deadlines, but it sometimes takes up to 4 days to get a response for more work.


  8. "Document Processor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Processor in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Document Processor in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    The job is only for you if you can bear the following:

    -Listen to your music
    -Sitting down
    -Computer based
    -Great people
    -Decent Money
    -Easy job

    Cons

    There are not many cons as a full-time employee. I mean the pay can be more, but it can also be less for the simplicity of the work.

    -Monotonous
    -Very detail

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice for the management of the document processing department, but outside of the sector, the enrollment department could be more cohesive. It seems like it is DP's vs. phone agents, but it is all one department.


  9. "Personal Admissions Liaison"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alcoa, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alcoa, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime offered during peek periods.

    Cons

    Call center...same thing over and over.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "K12- Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Virtual Teacher in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Virtual Teacher in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people - teachers and immediate supervisors
    Average pay for at home job
    Work from home

    Cons

    On the computer 8-5
    No flexibility
    Back to back online classes
    Upper management is more concerned about numbers than people

    Advice to Management

    Working from home should provide flexibility for both teachers and students. K12 has excellent curriculum and an amazing online platform.
    This school would meet the needs of families if teacher were given the reins to meet with students that needed intervention. The students that are online each day are the students that are excelling already and don't really need the requirement to be online. They would benefit from a weekly progress meeting. This would provide the individualized instruction that K12 claims to provide. As it is in its current state, it is a waste of time for students and teachers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Dream job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY

    Pros

    flexibility and working from home

    Cons

    lots of things to do

    Advice to Management

    lessen the workload


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