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Los Angeles USD Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
180 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good and bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    You can make a difference in children's lives by educating them and teaching them to be individuals. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Hard to get a raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your teachers by giving them a raise they deserve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    It's nice

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    Working with children is a pro of course

    Cons

    Employees do not get enough hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Been able to do what you love, but not been able to grow quick

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have no benefits, its more rewarding to see student success than the pay. Working in the morning is a perk and being able to have weekends and holidays and summer is good.

    Cons

    Training is not given. no pay on holidays, weekends, Un assign days and summers. Students think that working at a school makes people filthy rich when in reality i know Employees from my location who have been and are homeless. They can't make ends meet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop micro-managing. there is no support to classified staff. You can feel the difference when you dont have a degree compared to those who do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Making a difference at HS Level.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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    I would rather work at Starbucks...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Not the best company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    Being an educator has definite benefits.

    Cons

    Budget cuts pushed a lot of great teachers out. Top heavy salaries impact student needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay fair salaries to those that do the real work.

  9.  

    Los Angeles USD was good and bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    LA Unified was not the easiest place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    It is a hugh district with many opportunities...

    Cons

    There are some individuals that are not very ethical in their work...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Closer supervision of middle level management would be helpful.

  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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