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Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "Work well with teachers and children"

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    Current Employee - Food Service in Walnut, CA
    Current Employee - Food Service in Walnut, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Like working with kids and getting to know them by name. Making sure the kids have healthy and hot lunch everyday. I treat every kid as I would treat mine with respect and caring.

    Cons

    Running out of food for the kids because the supervisor didn't order enough. Having to tell the kids the menu changes for the day, to see the kids sad because they were looking forward to what was on the menu

    Advice to Management

    Every year new students come into the school and it's not long before I know all of their names. It is nice to learn all of the students names.


  2. "great employer"

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    Former Employee - MCSA in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - MCSA in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    motivating environment, opportunities to advance, competitive salary

    Cons

    a bit political when it comes to making decisions.


  3. "Educational Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Educational Specialist in West Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Educational Specialist in West Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An excellent employer with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    District too large difficult to advance your career.


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  5. "Library Aide"

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    Current Employee - Library Aide in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Library Aide in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The Library Aide Union is outstanding, if you have a good principal, your job is so much better. It's a great job to bring the love of reading to children.

    Cons

    not enough time in the three hour paid day to get everything done. Most Library Aides work at two schools to get their six-hour days. If you work one school, you may have weird hours (like 10am - 1pm) to be available when kids have recess. LAUSD benefits are great, but you don't get anything working three hours/day.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to get good employees, let alone retain them, if you only pay them 15 hours per week. I requested full time status over one year ago with no results. The hiring process needs to be streamlined. It's a great job if you don't need the $ to live on.


  6. "Tough job but some one has to do it"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, decent pay, great colleagues

    Cons

    Long hours, inconsistent administration, challenging students and parents


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    "English/History teacher 6th grade at great Middle School"

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    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is really good if you want to work extra- hardly anyone does. District pay is so so. Oxnard, Arcadia, etc.. pay about 18-20,000 more at the top of the pay scale.
    I am at a good school which is hard to find in middle school. Actually, almost impossible to find. The kids are smart, good, it's overall a good teaching job...BUT...

    Cons

    The sheer numbers of kids and paperwork/duties/responsibilities is unimaginable. The district is under fire and so they WORK you like a dog. Always being micro-managed. I have to do stupid paperwork such as keeping track of emergency forms and picture packets. Too busy for secretarial work.

    Advice to Management

    I know you are under pressure so I do not have much advice. Same BS for you. However, if you want to advance and you are a white person, switch districts. Nepotism, esp. Latinos, is crazy. I saw a literacy coach who could not spell "success" on his door.


  8. "generally nice place"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Los Angeles USD as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits
    pleasant staff
    lots of paid vacation time

    Cons

    not for everyone
    parents can be mean


  9. "Teacher's Aid at Wonderland Ave Elem"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is a great school because of the culture. It feels like everyone is invested in making it great and their is vibrant energy all around. As a TA I worked with a couple teachers helping in whatever they needed.

    Cons

    As a part-time employee you're not getting paid a ton for your time and you don't receive any benefits, like health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes there is a perception that wealthy, contributing parents have too much influence over the school.


  10. "Career technical education instructor"

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    Current Employee - CTE Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - CTE 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and I enjoy inspiring young my students.

    Cons

    Long hours, not great pay and emotionally challenging.


  11. "Good place to start for engineering interns"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Even though it was an administrative position, I got to work with several engineers and architects on multiple LAUSD projects. Great starting position for entry level engineers. (I worked in the Architectural and Engineering Services department). The people are great, the hours were flexible to accommodate my school schedule and the pay was pretty good too.

    Cons

    Worked on a lot of the same projects since LAUSD's main focus is schools.


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