Garden Grove USD Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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  1. excellent public school district

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    Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Garden Grove USD part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    nice group of community members

    Cons

    salary is low compared to the private sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more quality in service training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Childcare

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    Former Employee - Childcare
    Former Employee - Childcare

    I worked at Garden Grove USD

    Pros

    Encouraging children to be positive people.

    Cons

    Dealing with unrealistic and unfair administrative personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. It won't change what happened then and won't change future occurrences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Jv volleyball coach

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    Former Employee - Jv Volleyball Coach in Westminster, CA
    Former Employee - Jv Volleyball Coach in Westminster, CA

    I worked at Garden Grove USD

    Pros

    It is a fun enviroment and informal, great job for college student looking for some extra cash.

    Cons

    There is little advancement as a high school coach. It was only a side job while I was in college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. good for someone in starting college/in college

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Garden Grove USD part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    experience working with high school students at different grade levels and keeping sharp with different school subjects.

    Cons

    no raise/can be stressful/politics/part-time only hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tutors who stay on longer than one year should get a raise/

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. WONDERFUL !!!!

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    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Garden Grove USD part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Seeing the children's face when they have accomplished a new skill .

    Cons

    Not being able to spend more time with the children.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. GGUSD

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Garden Grove USD part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay rate but low hours

    Cons

    Employees are not put first, district spends time and money protecting incompetent school principals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If staff is complaining or not happy its for a reason

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Caseloads are very high

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    Former Employee - Speech-Langauge Pathologist in Garden Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Speech-Langauge Pathologist in Garden Grove, CA

    I worked at Garden Grove USD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is one of the highest in the state.

    Cons

    Caseloads are high. Management not receptive to increase in employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce caseload to a manageable number.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Solid district for teachers

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Garden Grove USD full-time

    Pros

    Very competitive pay.
    Great, personable and supportive Superintendent.
    Professional development opportunities.
    High expectations.
    Many good administrators (principals, AP's).

    Cons

    District office not in line with school sites vision & vice-versa.
    High expectations (unrealistic)

    Too much female influence at district administration levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most TOSA's are a waste of time.
    Hire more Hispanic teachers to reflect demographics.
    Evolve pass test scores as primary evaluators.

  10. A great opportunity

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Garden Grove USD

    Pros

    The money was great, the people were wonderful. Great hours and great resources. My boss was personable and supportive.

    Cons

    As with most jobs in Education, there is a great amount of insecurity in terms of long-term employment. I believe the upper administration could have done better by the Teachers in my group. In my case, the funding wasn't cut. The rules were changed on how the money could be spent. The district continues to collect money for a program that no longer exists. There was very little communication between my program and the administration. We had lots of ideas how money could be saved and were willing to negotiate. We weren't offered the such a chance and we were told that our entire program was cut and that our jobs would no longer exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on integrity. Try cutting more administrative and classified jobs... or even selling off some of the property owned by the district that has not been in use for decades.

  11. Working as a coach in Garden Grove USD was a positive experience I would recommend to anyone looking for a part time job

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    Former Employee - Coach in Garden Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Coach in Garden Grove, CA

    I worked at Garden Grove USD

    Pros

    You have a lot of freedom to create your own curriculum and coaching techniques. You get to work outdoors and provide a positive after-school activity for your students.

    Cons

    The hours you work don't always add up to the hours you get paid for. Part of coaching is that you have to want to be a coach, not for the money, but to teach the game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep allowing coaches to coach the game the way it needs to be coached. Get rid of coaches who are only looking for a paycheck.

    Recommends

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