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Irvine Unified School District Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  1. "Good Job for Aspiring Teacher or Retiree"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Irvine Unified School District part-time

    Pros

    Great Hours, honest work, humbling experience, Great coworkers

    Cons

    low hourly for amount of work, Part time means no benefits,


  2. "Difficult to crack"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Unified School District part-time

    Pros

    Good pay. High expectations and standards. Opportunities for training.

    Cons

    Being kicked out of training sessions as a lower level employee. One would assume that an educational entity would allow one to learn as much as possible.

    High competition.

    Chairs and tables in hallways create fire danger in schools.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate experience, even if it is not the most recent.

  3. "Irvine hiring system needs to improve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Unified School District part-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Irvine HR will not respond to job applicants . Most other districts have the common courtesy to respond to the applicant to let them know whether the position was filled or not. Irvine keeps you "hanging" for weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Retrain your employees to respond to the applicants, or replace the entire staff because they don't know what a smile is.


  4. "Special education instructional assistant 1:1"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher Assistant in Irvine, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Irvine Unified School District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with kids. My co-workers are all awesome. Get done with work at 2:30!

    Cons

    They will only higher IAs part time. There was no training for me. I work extremely hard for little pay. They seem to only hire you if you know someone already working with IUSD. A lot of my co-workers have kids that attend the school I'm at.

    Advice to Management

    Please start letting IAs work full time! I'm currently searching for a new job even though I don't want to because I simply do not make enough money.


  5. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Irvine Unified School District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Technology access, PLC communities; teammwork; close to home; professional development; resource specialists; great admins/clerks; great benefits; BTSA for new teachers

    Cons

    high class sizes; technology not as accessible; slow computers; slow wifi; each school has different PLC definitions

    Advice to Management

    being more upfront about contract; be more consistent with PLC management so it's consistent at all schools; equal access to PE teachers


  6. "Generally a Good District for Substitutes"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Newport Beach, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Irvine Unified School District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Respect from site staff and from Substitute Desk at district office. A very organized district that deserves the accolades it gets. Sub pay went up to $110 to match other districts. Generally congenial faculty and students at most sites.

    Cons

    Pay is not high enough for substitutes, hourly, or itinerant employees. Before you say substitutes don't deserve any more money, keep in mind that it is a job that is not easy in *any* district, and that to live in the Irvine area to be an on-call substitute, you have to make enough money to pay Irvine rent! I will also say: stay away from Woodbridge for substituting, and at no site should you ever do anything remotely construed as "mean," "disrespectful," "rude," "condescending," or "unkind," to any students. Wait until you see how much of your language, behavior, and mannerisms are taken as offensive to these hyper-protected students. Watch out!

    Advice to Management

    I would award benefits to part-time employees; currently, IUSD only gives benefits to those contracted to work 30 hours or more per week. I would not necessarily give substitutes benefits, because their work days are unpredictable and limited, but I would increase their pay to a living Orange County wage, and definitely up the wage of long-term substitutes. I was a long-term substitute last fall and was busier than I'd ever been, and could not even afford a plan under the ACA, or even a trip to the dentist.


  7. "Media Tech - Part time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Irvine Unified School District (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment
    Good people
    Teamwork
    Physical and active job

    Cons

    No benefits for Part-time
    Have to be on your knees shelving books or setting up device carts

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the environment open and positive

  8. "nutration assiatant"

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    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Irvine Unified School District (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    i worked with kids that is better for me.there is lot of vacation days that make to do different.

    Cons

    there is no downsides.i gone back my country so i have to leave my job .


  9. "special ed assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Irvine Unified School District part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can be a rewarding experience

    Cons

    It all depends on the school you work for and personalities you're surrounded with. I've worked at some schools where the kids and staff are great and other where both are a nightmare.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Plenty of work, well funded schools."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I've never had trouble filling up my calendar with sub days. They also auto-log your hours through AESOP so you don't need to deal with time cards. All the schools I've worked with are friendly.

    Cons

    No cons to IUSD specifically. AESOP has some flaws but that's not unique to Irvine. Although Laguna pays more than Irvine, I wish IUSD would match those rates.

    Advice to Management

    Irvine is frequently short on subs. A slightly higher daily pay could attract more subs from the nearby district.


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