Los Angeles USD Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
155 Reviews

3.3
155 Reviews
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Los Angeles USD Superintendent John Deasy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and work / life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Not working for a corporation, doing a social good, some union protection against overly abusive supervisors, good work/life balance and benefits (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The budget cuts and beauracracy is difficult to deal with (in 7 reviews)

  • beaurocracy, micro manager, no room to go up (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Math Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Engaging young minds. With support of Admin classroom management is successful it is a pleasure teaching children.

    Cons

    Having too many disruptive students, Limited ways to redirect their behavior.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Warm people, but not always the most exciting place

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There are tons of opportunities to network and learn about administration from those in executive positions

    Cons

    The work can get to be monotonous and slow if you are not in a executive/leadership position

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great experience being that this was my first jog. I grew as an individual and made great relationships along the way.

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant  in  South Gate, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in South Gate, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very friendly and comfortable environment.

    Cons

    No paid holidays or vacation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Job For College Students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Playground Supervisor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Playground Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job allows you to do HW or Studying while working. The pay is pretty good considering min wage is $9 anywhere else.

    Cons

    It does get boring because you can't do anything other than do your walking rounds every 15 mins. No raises on your wages and you can't move up unless you know people in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop preaching ethics and proper process when more than half of you don't do so...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Teachers Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    Every TAs duties aren't the same. Every school isn't same. As far as working in the adult education field, it's quite easy and simple. We're responsible for grading work and some office duties.

    Cons

    Working as a TA, we do not have the luxury of health benefits, sick time, paid vacations, or raises. It is rare to hear of a TA that full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Supervision Aid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervision Aid  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Supervision Aid in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Payment
    Flexible work schedules
    Summers off
    Great if you want to enter the educational field; good to get experience working with kids
    Good job for college student

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    Little working hours
    No benefits
    Not a job that challenges you and therefore not very satisfying

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Common Core has eaten away at arts instruction in LAUSD.

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    Former Employee - Music Teacher  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Music Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time

    Pros

    So many great teachers in this district!

    Cons

    Under poor leadership at the school and district level, teachers have taken an 8% cut in overall pay since 2008. Arts programs, library programs, and general staffing has been slashed beyond belief.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Parents, teachers and the Los Angeles community deserves to be a greater part of the decision making process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I love teaching but I'm starting to get burned out too early in my career!

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    Current Employee - Elementary School Teacher  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Elementary School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great students and having the opportunity to work with some really good teachers and administrators.

    Cons

    Terrible students and having the misfortune to work in a hellish school with hellish administrators.

  10.  

    Special Ed Assist; Great pay/benefits; summer employment sucks

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    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time

    Pros

    Love working with children; love working with teachers and staff

    Cons

    No emploment during summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need summer employment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Pay, benefits top notch; otherwise existential environment

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    Current Employee - Adult Education Teacher  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Adult Education Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay and the benefits are the highest in the state. I work in Adult ed and the pay exeeds to next highest paying district by 25%.

    Cons

    There;s an arbitrariness that makes it seem like the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing. It CAN be a very vindictive environment, as people--administrators and teachers alike--appear in some cases to have plum usually out-of-classroom jobs as return for being "good." Budget cuts continue to effect instruction and morale of staff. Many cases basic supplies like writing markers are missing in cloassrooms. Technology doesn't work and no one to fix it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend Dale Carnegie training to top management. The trickle down effect results in a spirit of meanness, which may not be willful as much as it is from no knowing how to deal with human beings. Downsize administrators from each adult school from five to four/

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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