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Los Angeles USD Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Los Angeles USD Superintendent John Deasy
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  • There are no benefits for part-time employees (in 18 reviews)

  • Part time position for this job (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Classified Adminstrator"

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    Former Employee - Classified Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Classified Administrator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Large, complex organization. Opportunity to interact with many different levels of expertise.

    Cons

    Promotion into senior management ranks can be unpredictable, sometimes internal candidates are given inordinate preference and at other times capable internal candidates are not given due consideration for a vacant position.


  2. "Good benefits, maddening bureaucracy"

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, solid pay, holidays

    Cons

    frustrated district employees, chasing administrators, some schools failing beyond belief...district may simply be too large and poorly managed financially.

  3. "Subtitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong union, health benefits for substitutes.

    Cons

    Too many steps to becoming a substitute. A full week of training it too much.


  4. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in East Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in East 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

    Teaching is great, and the children are usually receptive.

    Cons

    Too political. All you need is a bad principal, or one that doesn't like you to make the job an unhappy one.

    Advice to Management

    Just use common sense


  5. "Teacher Aid"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant/Student Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant/Student Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great community and environment to work at.

    Cons

    More support would be appreciated.


  6. "Needs more consistency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable benefits and salary. Working with kids.

    Cons

    The district is too large to have clear and consistent behavior and academic policies across all its schools.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "All depends on your principal"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, schedule, you are nearly impossible to fire because of strong union

    Cons

    Where to begin....It's all about the principal running your school. Great principal, great school. The District is akin to going to the DMV - many crabby employees at the downtown office, long waits to help or papers filed, and it's all about the administration and not about the teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Value talent and experience.

  8. "Community Rep"

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    Former Employee - Community Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Community Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Place for professional growth an great benefits.

    Cons

    No job security and no permanent position

    Advice to Management

    The administration should have less employee preference and work as as team player and team member.


  9. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You have a job, benefits, vacations, good hours, and you will find other teachers who enjoy providing students with a quality education.

    Cons

    Teachers are asked to do more and more, yet the pay doesn't increase with the work load. We are the curriculum instructors, the psychologist, the parents, the mentors, the behavior management specialist, and office managers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more as the requirements increase and take the stakeholders into account when making decisions.


  10. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time

    Pros

    Teachers have a lot of autonomy to incorporate whatever engaging lessons they plan.

    Cons

    No resources are provided to teachers to enhance instruction or provide additional support.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology and 21st century resources.


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