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K12 Reviews

Updated February 7, 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. Helpful (7)

    "Poor management at all levels, be cautious"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, flexible hours, decent pay depending on level of position, benefits are okay. Some travel as well too.

    Cons

    Management at all levels functions on a level of "building the plane as we fly it." Most management has no formal training and is too busy to learn or provide support. Company lacks a unified focus and continues to promote under qualified people. The lack of HR policies and organizational alignment creates an unstable and untrusting environment. Trust no one. Many people are willing to participate in inappropriate relationships to move ahead or get their way. Company will over work you and step on your personal time.

    Advice to Management

    Create and adhere to HR policies. Improve company wide communication. Value loyal employees. Respect personal time of your employees. Properly train and support people and hire qualified individuals.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    The best part of the job is that you are able to work from home. The other teachers were also very supportive and willing to help newer teachers learn the systems.

    Cons

    The worst parts of the job included growing case loads of students (approaching 100), a lot of administrative paperwork, less time of actual teaching than in a traditional setting. Teachers were also expected to provide low level tech support to families.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to lower the number of students on each teachers case load so that students and families can have the individual attention that they deserve.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Large scale, opportunities across the country

    Cons

    Can be hyper political, annual increase percentaurs are low.


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  5. "former employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice office, close to starbucks, nice employees

    Cons

    far from DC, no public transportation

    Advice to Management

    move office to DC


  6. Helpful (2)

    "K12"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Nationwide company with lots of avenues for advancement.

    Cons

    Disparity in the level oversight of their different schools across the nation.


  7. 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.


  8. 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


  9. "Virtual Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Virtual Teacher in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    some opportunity to move up quickly, supportive technology assistance, great health benefits, opportunity to recieve bonuses

    Cons

    Continuous decreasing flexibility, disproportionate pay, disproportionate diversity for employers

    Advice to Management

    Build Consistency for long term success, consider revising the salary offerings, consider incentives for teacher loan forgiveness after years of service.


  10. "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You're able to work from home.

    Cons

    This company doesn't care about it's employees and is making poor choices that are hurting kids.


  11. Helpful (13)

    "Not a stable company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits
    Education is something with a constant need
    Curriculum is pretty top notch
    Educational programs do help a lot of students due to their individualized learning plans

    Cons

    No job stability, management is often run like a high school clique
    Ideas are said to be encouraged however, should you do so you are scrutinized or management will take credit for ideas
    If management does not like an employee they won't stop until they find a reason to get rid of them
    Asked to work an insanely large amount of overtime (you actually dont have a choice) without real incentive as employees are salaried, but management also seldom provides commission checks when promised.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees that work hard, not just the ones you're buddies with. Allow and encourage employee ideas. Work as hard as your employees.



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