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3.6
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  • "Impossible demands make work life management difficult(in 15 reviews)
  • "Traveling to LAUSD headquarters downtown and no trainings in any specific EBPs.(in 14 reviews)
  • "Poor communication(in 10 reviews)
  • "When you work for certain programs, the supervisors are all friends and will blackball you if you stand up for your students or parents.(in 10 reviews)
  • "There is also an atmosphere of distrust and a lack of respect for the children and their families.(in 9 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good as starting job

    Apr 17, 2023 - Special Education Paraprofessional in Torrance, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working for LAUSD as a staring place is good, it is all morning shifts and are out at reasonable time, depending on the principal they can be flexible with work days. As long as you have patience working as a regular TA isnt hard.

    Cons

    Some principals can give you hard time and arent the nicest which can cause you to feel undervalued. Never give more than 30 hours to assistants, not enough pay for situations you are put into at times.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good flexibility, great for filmmakers, not great pay

    May 31, 2023 - Substitute Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you are good with kids, this job is incredibly fulfulling. You get to travel around the city, learning the different neighborhoods and travel destinations. No required hours, you decide if you want to work, when you want to work, which means you can take time off for auditions, productions, anything you are working on in the film industry. Most schools are public transportation friendly

    Cons

    You have to travel to a wide variety of destinations, sometimes at a very short notice. I take Metro, and I am able to get to work on time 90% of the time, but the fact that you sometimes have only 30 minutes to get to work makes this difficult. The phone line and general response by the LAUSD headquarters is dismal. Sometimes it takes over an hour to talk to someone at the Substitute Teacher unit. Not good. Very rarely, in fact, in my experience, only once, the administration of the school can throw their weight around and be rude and unprofessional towards substitutes.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good district

    May 28, 2023 - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    Quality service, good pay with benefits and great vacation

    Cons

    the district may be too big for some employees

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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    It’s tough being a teacher

    Apr 20, 2023 - Teacher in North Hollywood, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    We do it for the kids! The connection you make with students is always a great feeling. You can make great relationships with coworkers too! Will always appreciate solid benefits too. Provide a lot of opportunities for training. Also pay a rate of $49/hr for covering other teachers or training. At least we got a 20% raise for the next three years!

    Cons

    Huge district, terrible admins, low pay, difficult students, the cons are a long list. The education system is flawed. My middle school had a lot of behavior issues with disrespectful students and absence of consequences led to rude and misbehaving students. We had an unorganized principal, which trickled down to an unorganized school.

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Doesn’t respect students or teachers

    May 26, 2023 - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    teachers care about their students

    Cons

    higher ups in beaudry are far removed from the classroom

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great for parents

    May 20, 2023 - Special Education Assistant in San Pedro, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great job for parents with school aged kids because you have the same holidays and breaks. The pay and benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    This is not a year-round job, so it's not for everyone.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    District lacks clear direction

    Jan 19, 2023 - Instructional Technology Facilitator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    My colleagues within the Instructional Technology Initiative department are passionate, innovative, and creative. Each veteran educator brings their own technique of cognitive coaching and computer science background. Schools are generally leery and misinformed of our coaching roles at each new school we're assigned to, but over time a handful of educators warm up to our collaborative efforts.

    Cons

    The district is generally a giant castle of misdirection and false advertising while paralyzed from its own and bureaucratic apathy and red tape. I have been consistently seeing multitudes of talented and driven educators leave the district because they are underpaid, undervalued, and overworked. New, innovative programs that are being piloted around the world never get off the ground at LAUSD, because its board of directors are too scared of litigation play it safe with technology that is completely irrelevant or 20 years old. There is nothing innovative about this district, and training the students with "21st Century Skills" should be changed to "20th Century Skills." Plus, the District is sitting on ~$6B of reserve funds while thousands of educators are really, really struggling to simply get their fundamental needs met in this degrading city.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good for those seeking credential

    May 17, 2023 - Long Term Substitute Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    6 hour work day. Teaching experience.

    Cons

    unpaid time off (eg. winter/summer break)

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Don't do it

    May 7, 2023 - Teacher in San Fernando Valley
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    Pros

    If you are just starting out with teaching, RUN! LAUSD is not it. Lifetime benefits are appealing but you will never make it to 30 years in the district that's for sure.

    Cons

    Everything. The politics suck. The admin suck. The students suck. The parents suck.

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  11. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Well...

    Mar 9, 2023 - Educator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The district does an excellent job pertaining to training teachers and staff. The educator development section at every level is spectacular. You will have cutting-edge knowledge at the fore-front of education. They ensure that you will receive high-tech technology and the education to use it.

    Cons

    The company could do better in ensuring that more women have better upward mobility. There is still a glass ceiling in this company for many and a glass elevator for others. It is not clear on how a person can rise within this organization.

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Los Angeles USD has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 2,020 reviews left anonymously by employees. 68% of employees would recommend working at Los Angeles USD to a friend and 55% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Los Angeles USD employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Los Angeles USD. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

68% of Los Angeles USD employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Los Angeles USD 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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