Los Angeles USD
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Los Angeles USD Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.0 123 reviews

                             

30% Approve of the CEO

Los Angeles USD Superintendent John Deasy

John Deasy

(40 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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:
  • "Budget cuts which resulted in layoffs"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Low pay, vague critiques and no accountability, no one is treated well by their supervisors"
    in 4 reviews
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Most people are nice and friendly

Microcomputer Support Assistant (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsGreat Health and Life Insurance Benefit. Sometimes, work schedule are fixable if you needed.

ConsDifficult to advance your career. Need to constantly look at LAUSD's job listing for opening and taking test to get a better position.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great job loved the kids

School Audiometrist (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

Proswork hours, holidays off, summers off, good pay, fun people

Consbeaurocracy, micro manager, no room to go up

Advice to Senior Managementtreat all people with respect and stick with an instruction manual and keep it updated each year.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsIt's a great job to have and there are many opportunities for advancement

ConsI feel that there is a lack of communication and understanding between the District and constituents which leads to people being unhappy with funding, etc

Advice to Senior ManagementThe District needs to get out of the adult mentality that everyone is going to college, work on bringing back vocational programs and also work on explaining the budget to constituents more so that they are not upset or confused by certain ballot measures.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of testing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Los Angeles USD

ProsGreat hours and can be rewarding

ConsWay too much emphasis on test scores. Not enough funding.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your teachers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't bother working for these people!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Los Angeles USD

Prosstudents are great to work with!

ConsWhen you work for certain programs, the supervisors are all friends and will blackball you if you stand up for your students or parents.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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meh

Teacher (Current Employee)
Watts, CA

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

Prosgreat job security. fulfilling working with students

Consyou're on your own. good luck.

Advice to Senior Managementget a clue.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad Morale workers worry their jobs will disappear every year of the 15, I worked there.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMaking a difference with families and children

ConsNoraises or cost of living increases for 5 years and furlogh days on top of that. I had the same gross income for 5 years. Governor Jerry Brown and the union that does not recognize health care workers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Place to work

Police Officer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPro active management- good working conditions. Salary a little small for the profession, little chance for advancement. Great benefits. A little too political.

ConsToo political, not a lot of room for advancement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Discouraging

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Los Angeles USD

ProsThe children are enthusiastic learners.

ConsThe school district is in disarray.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Tough Administrators

Special Education Teacher (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMany schools to choose from.

ConsSpecial Education support was weak.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect special education teachers student needs.

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