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K12 Senior Manager Reviews

Updated Dec 7, 2018

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  1. Helpful (11)

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

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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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    K122018-12-08
  2. Helpful (12)

    "Constant Change, Not for the Better"

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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 a year

    Pros

    A few smart and dedicated people who are kind and collaborative. Some managers who offer good leadership, clear goals, and support for work/life balance, flex time, and telework. Good concept and mission.

    Cons

    Many self-serving, dishonest managers who love to talk about collaboration rather than practice it. Several people in high level roles for which they don't have the knowledge, skills, or expertise. General misunderstanding of or lack of resources for the various tools and strategies for success. Pay is not competitive.

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    K122015-10-20
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Great business helping kids, lacks vision"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is pretty good depending on who you work for. Helping kids is rewarding. It's not a sweat shop, although there are peaks and valleys with school start time of year. The people are generally nice. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    K12 can't decide if it's a technology company and a school or not. Lack of investment in infrastructure and highly talented technical staff. Ñeed to decide whether to build, buy or integrate. There is some blame game mentality in the culture, so everyone's covering themselves. Unecessary escalation is common, versus working together to resolve issues and conflicts. Failure is not an option although management tells the staff it is. No consistent, precise vision of where the company is going which leads to angst and frustration. People are unsure where they stand. Upward mobility is limited. Little to no promoting from within. HR is incompetent. ALL aspects, recruiting, benefits, support, on boarding. One of the worst HR departments I've experienced in my career.

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    K122015-06-05
  4. Helpful (11)

    "Finance personnel beware!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K12 full-time

    Pros

    Company in in the IT/software industry which is by definition growing and a flourishing industry.

    Cons

    In finance you will work like a sweat shop with average pay and no recognition. You will be expected to available 7 days a week and will even get call at 6am on Sunday to come into work with warning. This may not be true for other areas in the co. but this is true across entire finance group. CFO and other top leadership is new and has taken the position to revamp the group by removing all personnel that is not a 'perfect fit". Middle management in finance are in place because they have great tenure or through nepotism as they have relatives in the c suite or on the board. If you work in finance and are out of work then maybe take a chance. otherwise do yourself a favor and pass. To be clear, I'm not bitter, since I've left I have a better role with more pay and better work life balance... just wish I knew someone on the inside that could have saved me the trouble.

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    K122014-06-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Flexibilliy and People are what makes this place"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Senior Project Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at K12

    Pros

    Flexibility,people you work with, casual work environment

    Cons

    lack of leadershiop and managerial courage, lack of direction and sense of reality

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    K122011-08-26

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