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Los Angeles USD Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
180 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great place to work, great benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Working with children made going to work everyday a pleasure, it never felt like a job to me (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Budget cuts continue to effect instruction and morale of staff (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Making a difference at HS Level.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles USD part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is that you have the ability to make a difference in a students life. You as a Teacher's Assistant are more closer of age to these high school students and they may see you as a confidant, counselor, tutor, and sometimes a role model. The most rewarding feeling is watching them walk across the stage and move on to bigger and better things.

    Another reason is that once you finish with your schooling you have the ability to move up the ladder.

    Cons

    When working as a TA you are required to assist the teacher but at times you may end up doing their job and not get paid for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, I was one of those TA's that got stuck with a teacher that did not do much of their work. So please make sure that you will hire someone who will work with their TA and not take advantage of them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My Review

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    A golden opportunity to work with kids and make a difference in their lives.

    Cons

    Lack of support for substitute teachers
    Lack of discipline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more administrative review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles USD as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned about the office environment

    Cons

    Ended rather quickly and no pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fulfilling career protecting students

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Chief in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Deputy Chief in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Making kids safe, stable employment.

    Cons

    Economy - can take years to get a raise, depending on your position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I would rather work at Starbucks...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Teachers I worked with loved teaching children and working collaboratively. Good benefits. Lovely families and students with moderate level of participation.

    Cons

    Corrupt, culture of fear. Job security trumps student welfare. Union is crippling. Worst for special needs students and teachers. Special Ed programs are not adequately supported ; safe environment and basic classroom supplies are low priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just start over from scratch. It's too big and problems are too pervasive to fix. Union has grown too strong and is now a detriment and divisive element.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Los Angeles USD was good and bad.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - School Counselor in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - School Counselor in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to advance your career.

    Cons

    There are some administrators that lack honesty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful for personnel to keep a closer eye on the individual schools.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It used to be a great school district to work for, but not anymore.

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You enjoy helping children and like working with educated people. You have some independence within your classroom when you close the door. You want to do something positive for the world.

    Cons

    Teachers have no independence. It is a very negative environment, and individuals have no support from the administration. Students act up and are disrespectful because they know that the management will support them over the teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start believing in your employees. Stop removing people just because they disagree with you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome!

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    Former Employee - Special Education Assistant in San Fernando, CA
    Former Employee - Special Education Assistant in San Fernando, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles USD part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    The only con I have is that I am not working there anymore. I really miss working lausd

    Recommends
  10.  

    Special Education Trainee

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    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant in North Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant in North Hollywood, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits , career ladder

    Cons

    Work less than 10 months a year, no support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Love the people, hate the bureaucracy

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

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

    Pros

    I love teaching and I found many like minded dedicated teachers.

    Cons

    I was never able to get a permanent position due to funding cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering the funding challenges and the political pressures to make teachers the fall-guy for the shortcomings of system, I would recommend that principals spend a lot of time observing their good teachers and making sure how much they are appreciated. It's a tough job and everyone needs encouragement.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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