K12 Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Dec 19, 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great coworkers, students and families; below average pay and benefits"

    4.0
    Current Employee - School Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at K12 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers who make work fun Wonderful students and parents who are responsive

    Cons

    Glitchy tech and unreliable hardware makes it tough to get the job done Unresponsive upper management can be discouraging

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  2. "Poor training and Management, but the job itself isn't bad"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Data Processor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Work from home, nice coworkers, the job itself isn't bad once you train yourself how to do it

    Cons

    Poor training and terrible management. Supervisor did not want to answer any questions from her team even on our first day. You only heard from her when she criticized you as an individual or the entire team. Upper management wasn't any better. They only cared about quantity but quality. Unfortunately, a lot of students and their families where not properly taken cared of because of this


  3. "WFH is a plus. Work itself is relatively easy and enjoyable. TERRIBLE management and training"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Document Processor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Working from home. Once I figured out how to do my job, I enjoyed it

    Cons

    "Training" was done remotely via zoom with over 100 people in the class. More than 70% of the class was not provided with their equipment or credentials on time. Some sat through the entire Training with no access to the system to train on. (Most) supervisors did not want to help their teams. Mine refused to answer any questions from her staff, even on day 1. We were completely on our own. Upper management did not seem to care. They only cared about quantity of work not quality. Unfortunately, a lot of students and their parents were the ones that had to pay the price.

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Run, Don’t Walk Away."

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at K12 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work from home and technology/supplies provided.

    Cons

    K12 as a whole is a very top-heavy organization with a high concentration of upper management and executives, often disconnected from the school level staff and experience. K12 Texas is the most cancerous work environment that I’ve ever worked for. The administration will ask you to change student grades to achieve passing rate metrics, the HOS has said if 80% of students don’t have passing grades, we’d lose our jobs and the constant mill of paying for a charter then losing the charter and scrambling to secure a new charter will leave you having to being ready to find a new job every 3 years. Students of color are disproportionately under achieving in this environment, and you will find staff of color specifically in outreach or student support roles, as opposed to administrators and Heads of Schools. Inadequate and costly health insurance and little room to grow. Many administrators don’t have principal certifications or Masters degrees. Advancement in this company is not primarily merit-based. Pay is not negotiable or competitive and your workload will be unmanageable for the metric expectations. Annual reviews will be self-administered and our principal didn’t even meet with us to review our ratings and their ratings of us.

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  5. "Great pay... That’s it."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Enrollment Consultant in Alcoa, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company pays a livable wage

    Cons

    Co workers and upper management are insufferable

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people /low pay"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Coach 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Great people and energy. Remote positions.

    Cons

    Low pay. Transparency and support was lacking from upper management.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at K12 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bonus in August was nice & co-workers were very helpful

    Cons

    Way to much work for one person. Upper management does not care.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor upper management, direction, lack of professional growth opportunities"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at K12 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You have a wide scope of products in your tool belt. Some teams are great to work with. Descent benefits.

    Cons

    -Upper management are often hired from outside and have little to no experience in doing the actual jobs they govern. -Upper management often implements new directions or policies without thinking about what that means in terms of support or operations. -Nepotism so don't think about trying to move up or explore your career unless you are able to get into the "in-crowd"! -Benefits are expensive and there are few options. -If you put in your notice be sure to take most of your leave before doing so because they will do everything they can to keep your PTO. -They don't seem to stick with one plan for very long and tend to clean out the people instead of fixing issues that cause the high turnover rate.

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  9. Helpful (11)

    "Run or stay away from this company...."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at K12 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are very few pros associated with this company and I struggle to think of any that can be noted. I used to believe in the mission of providing a solid on-line educational service but realized that corporate greed is truly the priority. There are a few co-workers with talent that remain which I attribute to being in a comfort zone and loathe looking for a new job which is part of the reason I have stayed.

    Cons

    I am pursuing other opportunities and do want others to know what to expect if you entertain pursuing a job at K12. I say "job" as I firmly believe "careers" no longer exist at K12. Pay raises are non-existent year-over-year, benefits are horrible, work/life balance does not exist, management truly does not care about staff, surveys are pushed for staff yearly but no results occur so most do not want to bother, those that do care and work hard end up doing the most while others surf the internet and leave early with management doing nothing to correct the issues. Upper management provides a very hostile environment for many which affect the staff in varying ways. Cost cutting via lay-offs, pushing vendors to the breaking point, and postponing needed hires are a huge priority even when the lack of staff affects the overall business. There are far better companies hiring these days that will treat you much better!

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at K12 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work flexibility, given that your boss allows it. Some people are quiet nice to work with. Wish I could give zero stars for other things

    Cons

    Confused upper management. Unorganized and unprofessional and will blame employees for their inability to stay organized and manage and lead teams. Can't use the word "weak leaders" because then that would mean that upper management is a "leader". They don't know how to lead. Will disguise budget cutting as employee's underperformance. Very tacky and not honest dealings.

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