Los Angeles USD Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Los Angeles USD Superintendent John Deasy
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Pros
  • Great place to work, great benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Working with children, day ends at 3pm (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The budget cuts and beauracracy is difficult to deal with (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. teacher assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Eagle Rock, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Eagle Rock, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    professional atmosohere, flexible hours, work with kids

    Cons

    no vacation pay in summer or winter


  2. Los Angeles Unified School District

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker I in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker I in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly Well organized good communication, excellent job performance and customer service and team oriented great place to work in the food service industry has great opportunities for advancement , training for experience and motivation.

    Cons

    be aware stay alert focus know your surroundings do not let things irritate you and most of all do not get mad about problems you can not solve right away

    Advice to Management

    Be a good listener to your workers be humble to their situation or problems try to understand do not yell or get up set


  3. work

    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist Researcher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    stability benefits, retirement plan, half pay illness.

    Cons

    fixed schedule. job freeze, tb test


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  5. Interpreter

    Current Employee - Interpreter in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Interpreter in Redondo Beach, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very rewarding work...you really make a positive difference

    Cons

    Health benefits have been taken away from part-timers due to district budget cuts


  6. Engineering Aide

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Aide in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Aide in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great people to work with at A/E services.

    Cons

    Salary is below market


  7. para-professional

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant/Direct Support Provider in Hawthorne, CA
    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant/Direct Support Provider in Hawthorne, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Jobs!!!!! Great benefits !!!!! Gotta be a "kid" person

    Cons

    depends on what type of position you get ... you get paid once a month......


  8. Great potential

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    great pay for what it is

    Cons

    some schools are battlezones and out of control. However, there are others in the district that are probably some of the best in the state.


  9. Build children

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The kids are great to work with and inspire.

    Cons

    The pay is low and there are no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees.


  10. Sign Language Interpreter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefit package. Direct upper management in the headquarters office has a lot of experience working with interpreters and with the deaf. They look out for the interpreters in general. There is a huge need for Interpreters who also speak Spanish fluently, although the paycheck is not commensurate with this extra skill.

    Cons

    Lack of knowledge about the Interpreter's role at many of the schools where you would be assigned to, which puts the extra responsibility to educate others on the interpreter.


  11. LAUSD

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Orange, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles USD part-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great environment because you work with children and get to see them learn everyday. It's also nice to have time off during winter.

    Cons

    Paraprofessionals are treated in a very belittling manner. They are not offered any benefits and they are considered long-term temps which allows them to get away with not having to pay them during the summer and letting them go at any time without any protection.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your paraprofessionals the same way you would treat a teacher. They are also helping educate children.



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