Los Angeles USD Reviews

Updated 16 October, 2014
Updated 16 October, 2014
174 Reviews
3.3
174 Reviews
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Los Angeles USD Superintendent John Deasy
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Los Angeles USD as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned about the office environment

    Cons

    Ended rather quickly and no pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fulfilling career protecting students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Chief in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Deputy Chief in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Making kids safe, stable employment.

    Cons

    Economy - can take years to get a raise, depending on your position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Education Assistant in San Fernando, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Special Education Assistant in San Fernando, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    The only con I have is that I am not working there anymore. I really miss working lausd

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Special Education Trainee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant in North Hollywood, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Special Education Assistant in North Hollywood, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits , career ladder

    Cons

    Work less than 10 months a year, no support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Admin Intern 1

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD as an intern

    Pros

    The organization is great and the employees are very friendly. Any time I've had questions about anything, they do a great job of answering them along with giving their insight.

    Cons

    Some tasks may seem a bit too boring, leaving you unmotivated at time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Tutor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    The pay is higher than minimum wage, around $11/hr when I worked for them

    Cons

    I only had 10 hours per week

  8.  

    LA Unified was not the easiest place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    It is a hugh district with many opportunities...

    Cons

    There are some individuals that are not very ethical in their work...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Closer supervision of middle level management would be helpful.

  9.  

    Los Angeles USD was good and bad.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - School Counselor in Sylmar, CA (US)
    Former Employee - School Counselor in Sylmar, CA (US)

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to advance your career.

    Cons

    There are some administrators that lack honesty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful for personnel to keep a closer eye on the individual schools.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It used to be a great school district to work for, but not anymore.

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You enjoy helping children and like working with educated people. You have some independence within your classroom when you close the door. You want to do something positive for the world.

    Cons

    Teachers have no independence. It is a very negative environment, and individuals have no support from the administration. Students act up and are disrespectful because they know that the management will support them over the teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start believing in your employees. Stop removing people just because they disagree with you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Love the people, hate the bureaucracy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love teaching and I found many like minded dedicated teachers.

    Cons

    I was never able to get a permanent position due to funding cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering the funding challenges and the political pressures to make teachers the fall-guy for the shortcomings of system, I would recommend that principals spend a lot of time observing their good teachers and making sure how much they are appreciated. It's a tough job and everyone needs encouragement.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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