Los Angeles USD
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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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30% Approve of the CEO

Los Angeles USD Superintendent John Deasy

John Deasy

(40 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits and work / life balance"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Not working for a corporation, doing a social good, some union protection against overly abusive supervisors, good work/life balance and benefits"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Budget cuts which resulted in layoffs"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Low pay, vague critiques and no accountability, no one is treated well by their supervisors"
    in 4 reviews
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great place to be

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat place to work. Friendly people. Great hours, because school hours are typically earlier in the work day, so it's good for avoiding traffic.

ConsOccasionally politics may get in the way. If you reach the top of the salary scale in your classification, that's it. No bonuses or annual evals for raises.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Early Education Teacher (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat place to obtain work experience.

ConsAdministration is out of touch with the needs of the class room, too many budget cuts.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide personal growth and training to staff to obtain job placement and stop state testing, which is time lost for teacher and students. Time can be used preparing students for success.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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"School Nurses work hard for their Money".

School Nurse (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe nursing administration at Los Angeles Unified Schools is very supportive of their school nurses and continually 'go to bat ' for them. The hours worked daily and the amount of vacation time permits the school nurse to persue other activities/employment in addition to this full-time position.

ConsThe compenation is definitely the biggest con of working in this school district. There is also an atmosphere of distrust and a lack of respect for the children and their families.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more trusting environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Playground Worker (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at Los Angeles USD part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible schedule, decent compensation, trainings, growth opportunities

ConsWork according to school year schedule, Summer work not guaranteed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not what it used to be

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Los Angeles USD part-time

ProsFlexible schedules, bright people, interesting work.

ConsThe budget cuts and beauracracy is difficult to deal with. Some people feel it's also very disorganized, but employees are doing the best they can.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Benefits are ok

Office Tech (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than a year

ProsNo one cares what you do.

ConsInternally, no one knows what's going on. Payroll will overpay and bill you two years later. Messed up.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been given opportunities to grow and learn in my profession.

English Teacher (Current Employee)
Huntington Park, Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 8 years

ProsI love Nimitz Middle School, because it is located close to my childhood neighborhood and I feel that identity helps me to connect to the student population. I have also enjoyed and grown in the close team of teachers that have worked at Nimitz throughout the years.

ConsThe current demands on time have caused me to reconsider the distance that I commute on a daily basis, 60 miles. I feel that in order to continue to grow and offer the best of myself in my profession that a closer location will help in maintaining a healthy balance with work and life.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good eperience. Learned a lot. They keep you busy.

Driver Trainer Bus/Truck (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 10 years

Prosget to expand to knowledge in other areas.

Conscan be quite demanding. The workload can be quite demanding. They expect too much from their supervisors. Unrealistic

Advice to Senior Managementdon't overload your employees. You expect too much. They tend to put on too much of a workload on their employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Easy work!

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 10 years

ProsYou get to work Monday thru Friday.

ConsThere is some very unhappy people that work here.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Coworkers who cared. Administration who only cared about numbers.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsI worked at the Beaudry building for three years. For the most part, the employees I worked with really seemed to hope they were making a difference.

ConsEverything coming from the top was about metrics. Quantity over quality. The person supervising our department seemed to like to be mean for meanness sake. I just stayed out of that person's way and was left alone to do my work. I tried to make the most of it, but even being jovial with coworkers was frowned upon and memos were sent out about too much laughing. Dismal.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop shuffling people around from department to department just because they're hard to fire. The person being shuffled around doesn't seem to care, but the people reporting to that person build nothing but resentment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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