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Updated February 19, 2017
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  • No benefits after certain hours (in 15 reviews)

  • Have not gotten full-time due to budget cuts (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Substitute teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, consistent assignments and good benefits.

    Cons

    There are no cons to report.


  2. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the benefits are great !!!

    Cons

    I have no cons for now.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Meaningful Work"

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    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.


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  5. "Fine Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good working conditions, fair pay, great to have paid time off, loved the hours.

    Cons

    Politics within work setting or annoyance with certain district policies.


  6. "Teacher"

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    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. "PSA-Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time

    Pros

    You get make a difference in childrens lives.

    Cons

    Your position is very unstable, its hard not to be constantly afraid of being layed-off due to LAUSD's mismanagement of budgeting. You also get moved around a lot (3 different schools every week that are all over LA). The moving around causes incredibly long work days and commutes home; 11-12 hours a day becomes pretty typical. The entire time school is in session, your home life will suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow schools to "purchase" part of a social worker.


  8. "Teacher's Life"

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    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.


  9. "Special Ed Teacher"

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    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.


  10. "Administrator of school site personnel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time

    Pros

    Stability of the overall organization

    Cons

    Company bureaucracy prevents growth of employees

    Advice to Management

    be more efficient and more student centered in decisions.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Frost middle school"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Granada Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Granada Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Money is okay and benefits good.

    Cons

    Principal, superintendents, LAUSD (main building downtown) don't care about the students or staff. Big time CURRUPT. The district poses huge health risks and are prior aware of them yet still continue to leave students and staff in unsafe environments.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to teachers. We know first hand what's going on. Be on the same team. Hear your employees and actually respond.



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