Los Angeles USD
3.0 of 5 141 reviews
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Los Angeles USD Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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3.0 141 reviews

                             

30% Approve of the CEO

Los Angeles USD Superintendent John Deasy

John Deasy

(50 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
141 Employee Reviews
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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
  • "Way too much emphasis on test scores"
    in 4 reviews
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    Its been amazing experience to work with children and academics as they are the future of America.

    Clerical Assistant, Campus Aid (Current Employee)
    Playa del Rey, CA

    ProsThe positive atmosphere of an ever growing mind and supporting the children and teachers and parents of the community we live in. Knowing that what I do can effect the future,by sending positive messages and administrative professional support, I have learned to succeed in a multi-cultural and always changing enviorment. My heart and soul went into my work and I am ever grateful for the oppertunity.

    ConsThe only cons I can speak of are,nine weeks off in summer.Lack of income and hard to find temp jobs.Also, of course,children come and go and its emotional,but a part of the school stays with each one and that is very nice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to breathe.Over worked and overwhelmed is not good for any one.

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    Very nice

    Campus Aide (Current Employee)
    Chatsworth, CA

    ProsExcellent pay, fun kids, nice staff,

    Consvery hot sometimes. wear sunblock

    Advice to Senior Managementnone, keep up the good work

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    great place to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work. Friendly people. Great hours, because school hours are typically earlier in the work day, so it's good for avoiding traffic.

    ConsOccasionally politics may get in the way. If you reach the top of the salary scale in your classification, that's it. No bonuses or annual evals for raises.

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

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    Good eperience. Learned a lot. They keep you busy.

    Driver Trainer Bus/Truck (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Prosget to expand to knowledge in other areas.

    Conscan be quite demanding. The workload can be quite demanding. They expect too much from their supervisors. Unrealistic

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't overload your employees. You expect too much. They tend to put on too much of a workload on their employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience, Superlative staff, Energetic students!!

    ESL Instructor (Former Employee)
    South Gate, CA

    ProsMany opportunities for advancement for those who wish to move up

    ConsTakes time to access necessary support, but support will come

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employee needs and implement valid recommendations

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

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    LAUSD was a great learning experience.

    Substitute Teacher Assistant (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsWorking with LAUSD taught me how to relate with different people of different ages and ethnicities.

    ConsAs a sub, I had limited hours to work in a year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork was rewarding, benefits are great. Enjoyable people.

    ConsBudget cuts which resulted in layoffs.

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    Teacher (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat training, super students, excellent administration!

    Consurban school district with budget issues, but overall great experience

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

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    Great Opportunity with very interesting Career Paths

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsCareer Path is very good and there is a lot of ways to moving up into management
    Benefits is one of the best I have seen
    Great Location for Public Transportation
    Well known (2nd Largest School District) can be useful on Resume

    ConsSalaries have not been increased in the last 7 years (due to State Budget)
    Parking can be painful
    Vistor line and Elevator Line can be extremely long

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

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    Very good experience

    Playground Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExcellent benefits for full time employees

    ConsNo benefits for part time employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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