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K12 Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Most floors are cleared out by 5:30pm and many employees work from home 1-5 days a week (in 101 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. "Growing company with potential."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Service Desk Representative in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - IT Service Desk Representative in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with, from all tiers of the office.
    Great benefits.
    Ability to feel good about doing work to help kids.

    Cons

    Company is going through growing pains.
    Somewhat unorganized systems structures make work harder than it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    Try to consolidate the many systems of your business (that were surely meant as stand-ins for a smaller company) into fewer, more organized systems that can scale up.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  3. "K-12 Virtual Special Education Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with this virtual position tops that of the traditional brick-and-mortar school setting.

    Cons

    Salary is far below that of non-virtual school settings, and does not take into account education level or years of experience.


  4. Helpful (2)

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

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


  5. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "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.

  8. 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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Personal Admissions Liaison"

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


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