Los Angeles USD Reviews

Updated 22 April, 2015
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Los Angeles USD Superintendent John Deasy
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Pros
  • Great place to work, great benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Working with children made going to work everyday a pleasure, it never felt like a job to me (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Budget cuts continue to effect instruction and morale of staff (in 8 reviews)

  • beaurocracy, micro manager, no room to go up (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Instructional Aide

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great team, hours, students, and staff

    Cons

    none that I can see

  2. Teacher Aide

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Angeles USD part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, love the kids and staff

    Cons

    Contract employee takes yours to get a 8 hour position

  3. Teacher

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, steady work, great people.

    Cons

    District is too large, lack of support, no job security

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  5. Great Compensation But Needs More Support

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great

    Cons

    Not enough support to the management staff. Project Managers were loaded with too many projects. Cutthroat politics on occasions.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a strong supervisor that would stand up for supporting the Project Managers

  6. Challenging but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Make an impact on students

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy bogs down teaching

  7. ELA instructor in high need HS

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Los Angeles USD

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Students need you but you cannot give them what they need because the system is so dysfunctional and corrupt there are no pros

    Cons

    The district is corrupt and UTLA enabies that corruption .mthe Union will not protect teachers , whic are being removed illegally and repkaced by cheap temps and interns . If you are harmed in the job , you will be denied benefits as long as they can get away with it and that is usually until you die or give in . Find work elsewhere unless you just need a temporary position even then, being connected to LAUSD can be the kiss of death

    Advice to Management

    One day you will be caught and prosecuted you're comportnebt is appalling and you should be shamed of what you do .

  8. Special Education Teacher

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    Current Employee - Resource Specialist in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Resource Specialist in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of great hollidays.

    Cons

    There is no interest in employees lives

    Advice to Management

    Restructure and realize that you guys have no idea what you are doing.

  9. Bureaucracy downtown sucks but at the school site we are a close knit family who work for the greater good of students

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Teacher in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Full benefits with no employee contributions (for teachers). Many opportunities for professional development. Lots of paid time off in the summer.

    Cons

    Dealing with anyone at Beaudry is a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Break into smaller districts and allow schools to spend their own money as they see fit.

  10. Career employee (RN)

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    Current Employee - School Nurse in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - School Nurse in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Is is a very rewarding job to work with school aged children and be able to reduce or eliminate health related barriers to learning. There are plenty of varied opportunities for nursing practice (various grade levels, special programs, i.e., special education, communicable disease, pregnant teens, asthma, NP, school based clinics, etc., in addition to working with the well child to the child with more complicated health needs. )

    Cons

    Low starting salary on teachers salary table. Very little opportunity for upward mobility, lack of career ladder. There are only two administrative level positions, DON (1) and nursing coordinator (6). With a staff of 500+, there needs to be another layer of administration to build capacity, support the nursing staff and decrease the risk of liability related to lack of adequate nursing supervision.

    Advice to Management

    Move the nurses to the special services salary table with the other licenced professionals. This will allow for a more competitive starting salary and should garner better rquality results in recruitment and retention of the nursing staff.

  11. Limited Promotional Opportunities for Healthcare Professionals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    Great medical and retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Employees are hired and promoted based on classification. Certificated staff vs. Classified staff. If you are a classified staff member you will not qualify for any administrative, supervisor, or manager positions. Sometimes the classified employees are more knowledgeable than the certificated employees.

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