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Updated October 19, 2016
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  1. "Substitute Teacher Friendly"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Gardena, CA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Gardena, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at PUC Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office staff at each school I worked with were always very pleasant. Their system for signing in and signing out is simple and efficient. Payment was always received on time, and there was no inconvenient process for tracking hours like I've experienced from other school districts.

    Cons

    There are no schools near the South Bay/South Los Angeles, thus I am currently unable to return to work for them.

    Some school sites are a little hidden and hard to find.


  2. "PUC Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The staff and students are amazing! Everyone is committed to establishing a strong culture of trust and achievement.

    Cons

    Striking a work/life balance can be tricky at times. The school is growing rapidly and like any rapidly growing establishment it is experiencing growing pains along the way.


  3. "Love organization despite its imperfection"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff
    Current Employee - Support Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The organization values hard work, which attracts people who are willing to go above and beyond. It creates a wonderful, growth-minded environment.

    The organization is very supportive of the students and families and is very consistent and loyal in its mission to support the students in their path to college.

    The organization is open to change and new ideas. This is refreshing and exciting. At PUC, if you can think it and justify, it it can probably be done.

    Cons

    The organization leadership in their zest for constant improvement can be unrealistic in their expectations for the staff and students. They want to offer "the best" so badly that they push, push, push and add programs, raise standards, etc. prematurely. You need to make sure you are sound in point A before you move to point B if you truly want to be excellent.

    Advice to Management

    I wish the organization leadership spent more time in the trenches to see what the students and schools are really ready for before creating new initiatives. It's easy to say "do it" and "it's possible" when you aren't the one who is actually responsible for getting it done. Most improvements can be done and done successfully, but only if you roll them out at the appropriate speed.


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  5. "Teacher"

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

    I worked at PUC Schools full-time

    Pros

    As a first year teacher, you can learn a lot because you have no support from administration and have to do everything on your own.

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging and administration is subpar! Similar to corporate America where everyone steps on each other's toes to move up. Can't believe these schools still exit!

    Advice to Management

    Hire credentialed and experienced teacher! Clean house and start over with a new vision and goals!


  6. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PUC Schools full-time

    Pros

    Lots of professional development. Weekly faculty meetings for 2 hours or longer.

    Cons

    HR made a verbal offer for a salary about $10,000 higher than was actually given after school started. If I were to do it again, I would want a written offer before I started working there. I felt terribly misled. Working conditions need improvement. Students assault teachers; restorative justice model is ineffective.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs serious improvement. Don't mislead people about their salaries because you struggle to fill teaching positions with quality people. It's dishonest and unethical.


  7. "Program Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PUC Schools full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great management and willing to put the time in to develop you as a leader. The culture is focused on teamwork and helping each other out.

    Cons

    Talk to your employees more about how to climb career ladders.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  8. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PUC Schools full-time

    Pros

    Small community you can plug yourself into and get a lot of opportunities if you seek them.

    Cons

    Small community also means you wear a lot of different hats to fill needs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to teachers like you are already doing.


  9. "TOO MUCH MICROMANAGING"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PUC Schools full-time

    Pros

    The kids are great and amazing. Some, at least those who still have respect for teachers and staff.

    Cons

    Top much micromanaging. Lack of support. Lack of teamwork. The goal of the school is to prepare these kids for college, but the school allows them to retake quizzes over and over. They can turn in assignments that are 2 months or later in at the end of the semester. They use excessive profanity when speaking with teachers. Teachers are not allowed to fail students. For the duties everyone does, outside of their hired job, the pay is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Better yourself as leaders and stop being a disservice to these kids. The reality isn't untimely, isn't profanity, doesn't lack responsibility. College doe snot allow REQUIZZING!


  10. "Inclusion"

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

    Pros

    Good kids and good environment

    Cons

    Turnover rate for teachers is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    get better


  11. "Science teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Fernando, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Fernando, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a great organization to work for. The students are hardworking, amazing and they care about their grades! The admin. and HR are so terrific and supportive. The comraderie amongst co-teachers is second to none.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours but as a teacher you already expect this.



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