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PUC Schools Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PUC Schools

    Pros

    easy work easy money boring

    Cons

    i do not like it

  2.  

    Lack of fair and consistent leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at PUC Schools full-time

    Pros

    Schools generally operate well and are giving students a high-quality education.

    Cons

    Culture of brown-nosing, unfair and inconsistent policies and treatment to employees, lack of leadership and micro-management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Quite possibly the worst place I have ever worked

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

    I worked at PUC Schools full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The kids were nice. My co-workers were dedicated professionals who really cared about the kids.

    Cons

    Constantly moving goal posts for teachers. 2 hour long weekly PD meetings with even more expectations with no time to plan to actually implement anything. No curriculum and no time to plan one either. Be prepared to spend a lot of your own money on supplies, even pencils. Also because its a charter instead of honoring a year long contract, they will fire people in the middle of the year for minor reasons. Administrators will claim they want to support, but really they will just seek to undermine whatever shreds of self confidence a teacher might have. Support became such a dirty word amongst my coworkers that we couldn't say it without cringing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less PD, more planning time.
    Decide on goals and stick to them.
    Support, actually means you get out and push not stand there and berate.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Poor management politics don't work here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PUC Schools

    Pros

    None this place is terrible.

    Cons

    Poor pay to those who work hard. If you are part of the in crowd, you will succeed. Brown nosing to the max. Management does not care about their staff. High turn around, no support and the definitely don't practice what they preach. Management tries to say they care but only yield broken promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to see what your staff is about and appreciate by actions not words those who will do their job....

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Counseling Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Counseling Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at PUC Schools as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The counseling program is very organized and the supervisors are supportive

    Cons

    Faculty has high turn over and this can create an unstable environment for the students and us. Communication with office staff and counselors was sometimes inconsistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on keeping teachers. teaching should be a career, not a hobby.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    An organization that seems great, but seems to lose quality with every new school that is opened.

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    Current Employee - Inclusion Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Inclusion Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PUC Schools full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Emphasis on collaboration and professional development.

    Cons

    Very political, don't practice what they preach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clear vision and higher teachers that have the same one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Run away. Far away

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PUC Schools full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are no pros about working for this school. They pay you based upon a made up salary scale and all teachers make a different amount of money.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. School does not care about the teachers at all. At one workshop where all teachers from PUC were required to attend they asked people to raise their hands for how long they had been working at the school. Roughly 75% of the teachers raised their hands for working at the school two years or less. 80% of the administrators had only been with the school for 3-4 years. Turnover is incredible because everyone becomes burned out by the incompetence of those in charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Hard work, but rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PUC Schools

    Pros

    Great people, rewarding, fun environment.

    Cons

    Hard work, not enough pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide meaningful feedback.

    Recommends

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