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Updated May 16, 2017
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  • No benefits unless you work 100 days during the year (in 15 reviews)

  • Part time position for this job (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Construction Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and plenty of resources. Wonderful opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult to know which direction this large organization truly wants to go in. Standard construction activities frequently become politicized to the detriment of projects.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best people. Choose to trust them and then support them. They will then produce the expected positive results. Stop changing directions every week or month depending on which Principal or Area Superintendent expresses interest or concern. Stand by your facilities people.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Rotten at the top"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Despite all the anti-public school propaganda, some of the finest teachers I've ever known work for LAUSD -- they are earnest men and women trying to do the most good for the most people.

    Cons

    Whatever selectors there are for success at LAUSD, they seem to favor a type of ego-driven, politically-fueled, money-hungry tyrant (and those who benefit from them) for the top positions. The closer you get to the top at LAUSD, the shadier it seems to get.

    Advice to Management

    Your biggest asset is the teachers working for you. I promise you that.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Campus Computer Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus Computer Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Campus Computer Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits after you become permanent.

    Cons

    You are not working during the summer break.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the times.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Meaningful Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You know that you're helping children and families throughout the school year. It can be creative and inspiring.

    Cons

    Constantly shifting expectations from upper administration makes it challenging to know what's coming around the corner at any moment. Getting a consistent straight answer on any question is nearly impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding to the teachers who work hard to help their students. More paperwork may cover your accountability, but it prevents us from spending more time with our students.


  6. "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles USD (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of fun and games

    Cons

    Not such a great environment

    Advice to Management

    Be kinder to your staff


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher's Life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work hours and great benefits.

    Cons

    Students' lack of effort, parents' expectation and administrations pressure.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Special Ed Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, good retirement benefits, family healthcare for only $250 per month.

    Cons

    District too large to manage. Too much bureaucracy. Very difficult to reach a human being on the phone when calling the district office.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more competent employees.


  9. "English/History Teacher 6th"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LIfetime benefits, good pay, lots of opportunities for extra money

    Cons

    Students can be bad...restorative justice

    Advice to Management

    Principals are great- no advice


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sub"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sub/Permanent in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sub/Permanent in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with kids, health benefits

    Cons

    too big, impersonal, no true oversight

    Advice to Management

    Ask subs what is really happening on their 1,200 campuses, ensure curriculum binders are completed by all teachers by end of first week, 56 min periods not 90 mins...


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The politics and lack of employee resources and support makes the district almost impossible to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, and vacation days.

    Cons

    Lack of teacher support from a site and district stand point


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