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Updated April 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Campus Computer Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Rotten at the top"

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    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)

    "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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Frost middle school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible HR"

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

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

    Pros

    The job pays surprisingly well and I loved being involved inside local schools

    Cons

    HR is VERY hard to get a hold of and is condescending. Lack of supervision is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Start managing your subs. I never felt acknowledged or as though any management knew I existed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Out of control"

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    Former Employee - Guidance Counselor in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Guidance Counselor in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can find a school with a good administration, you will enjoy it. Because the district is so large, if you can fly below the radar, you can just focus on the students and have a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Good administration teams are few and far between. The amount of disorganization and apathy can sometimes be torturous. And if you are targeted for some reason, i.e. an administrator doesn't like you personally, it is difficult because there is not a ton of support from the union (because it is such a large district.)

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE treat middle management (site admin) better because they typically take out their stresson those "below" them and it can infect an entire school which ultimately negatively affects the students.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, time off, the students

    Cons

    The union only considers concerns of teachers despite related service providers paying union dues.
    The caseloads are unmanageable. Very little support from supervisors. Completely inflexible when there is a child who doesn't fit a specific mold.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to retire at, bad place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits: good pension and free medical, dental, and vision insurance.

    Cons

    Environment: is heavy political with lots of in-fighting; promotion s are based on political alliances; projects stall periodically due to mis-management; funds are missed used

    Advice to Management

    Have an accountability system put into place. Many projects are outsourced at a high cost compared to doing them in house.


  10. "Special Education"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Special Education Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Assist and teach students of special education

    Cons

    Not enough hours and did not get benefits

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Elementary School Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for this company is the collegiality amongst your colleagues. The students and parents are wonderful and make coming to work a joy.

    Cons

    Some of the areas where the school district could improve on is on how they handle sensitive cases pertaining to medical leaves. I would like to see more oversight in place to hold administrators who are toxic accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the program of treating teachers with more respect and understanding. Individuals give their heart and soul to their work and to have it all unraveled because administrators don't want to do the work is a crime.



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