HAYWARD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Employee Reviews

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Great enviorment
Noon Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CAAugust 30, 2016
A positive enjoyable place where helping children and parents are number 1 in doing the job. Learning everyday to make sure kids are taken care of and having the support of supervisor to get work done.
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Child Nutrition is a gratifying experience
Kitchen Operator (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CAAugust 9, 2016
In food services, each kitchen is managed by a kitchen operator and if meal counts demand, a nutrition assistant.
Each kitchen operator and nutrition assistant is overseen by a field supervisor. Supervisors are overseen by a Manager and Director.
The management has changed a little but all together is very consistent with their standards and expectations. As long as you are doing what is expected and follow procedures while being punctual and effective in your kitchen, management will not have a problem with you. Management is very good at paying attention to those who work hard and give their best at everything expected. Recognition does not fall short in this district.
I have had the pleasure of being with the district for more than 5 school seasons.
Most employees in food services are enjoyable to work with and are very comfortable in their surroundings, always willing to help.
The hardest part of the job is that you can never make everyone happy all the time. There are times when people are just not happy no matter what you do.
The most enjoyable part is to see the ones you are truly there for smile, the children and the teachers who recognize and take the time to understand what you do and who it's all about.
Pros
Food tasting, children interaction, serving the community, room for advancement, job security
Cons
health benefits
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productive and fun
Custodian/Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CAJune 15, 2016
Interacting with kids and staff daily while cleaning and setting up classrooms. The company is well organized and give subs plenty of opportunity to pick up hours.
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Fun, fast-paced, hands-on learning, and teaching environment.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAJune 8, 2016
Prepared weekly lesson plans and homework with the teacher, maintained students personal progress records (i.e. report cards, tests)
• Assisted in time management and scheduling within the classroom as well as a variety of related duties upon the teacher’s request
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Rewarding environment to work in.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CAJune 5, 2016
Productive fun environment. An opportunity to give back to the community and assist students to excel in the educational environment. Also an opportunity to help prepare students for future endeavors and to adjust and overcome challenging social and economic conditions.
Pros
Many and various resources for training, and employment opportunities available for students to tap into!
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Easy, light work
Serving Kitchen Operator (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CAFebruary 23, 2016
Serving Kitchen Operator in an Elementary School. Supervise one other person. Prepare breakfast and lunch daily. light paper work/orders of produce/food ect.
Pros
Easy
Cons
Commute to and from work
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Poorly Incompetent and Untrained Leadership
School Principal (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CADecember 1, 2015
The admin staff at district does not have enough experience and superintendent does not have any education credentials. A perfect storm that never goes away in this school district. As many teachers and parents have said the school board does not have the majority to change it and get rid of unqualified personnel. It is a crony political hiring place.
Pros
Next to Major highways and BART
Cons
Poorly trained and incompetent leadership
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Very fun and interesting due to working with elementary aged children.
Noon Supervisor and Traffic Safety Officer (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CANovember 25, 2015
morning traffic before school starts included managing traffic congestion , crossing all students, parents, and staff members.
At lunch i supervised all students while in the cafeteria eating lunch, enforce all cafeteria rules, dismiss students to lunch recces and supervise all students while at recces.
Pros
having my foot in the door with the school district.
Cons
not enough pay or hours
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A fun Enviroment with possible growth.
CHILD NUTRITION ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CANovember 1, 2015
HUSD is a great school district. You just have to pick the department you want to work with. I enjoyed working with the children. I enjoyed working with
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Enjoy the friendly staff
Para educator Severely Handicapped (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CAAugust 3, 2015
The hourly pay was great.Competitive job opportunities for on-call staff. Fun work place with supportive empolyee staff.
Pros
lots of breaks
Cons
expensive healthcare
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Had an exciting work experice as it was my first summer job during High School
Admin Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAJune 8, 2015
I was introduced to many new tasks daily such as working in Food Nutrition or office. I learned how to write official reports, speed up my typing, filling, faxing, and so on. Enjoyed accepting or rejecting free lunch to students based on parents' income. The hardest part was to quit as it was a summer job for two months.
Pros
few breaks, worked in different departments
Cons
no benefits or future opportunity due to summer job.
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Amazing Place where I got to empower the youth
Youth Enrichment Program Tutor (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAFebruary 22, 2015
Working for the Hayward Unified School District has been one of the most rewarding things I've done in life. The children were wonderful to work with.
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Teacher (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CAJanuary 16, 2015
hayward unified school district is a great place to work if you are tough. kids in this area at most schools are disrespectful and are sadly full of apathy.
Pros
one day jobs
Cons
no benefits
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Working with our future
Noon Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CaOctober 23, 2014
Working with children gives me a keen sense of freedom and gratification. To see children learning and exploring is a privilege and an inspiration to rediscover the innocence of myself.
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Not bad if you can handle stress
Faculty (Current Employee) –  Hayward CaAugust 7, 2014
If you can easily deal with gossip, drama and inefficientcy then this work environment wont get to you. The pay is decent, has job security with the district, retirement, and some other perks time and again. Most of the time the kids are behaved and each day goes by smoothly. From my experience, the places for improvement are the management handling of and individual personalities who like creating and stirring drama. Things could be more streamlined and efficient if more action was taken over coddling to the few who create stress.
Pros
job security and perks
Cons
inefficient management overall, drama and stress vs pay.
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Hayward is a Good Place to Be
3 Grade Teacher (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CAJune 3, 2014
I have terrific management and fantastic colleagues who inspire me daily. A typical day at work is often not typical because I'm working with people and each of them are individuals so from one day to the next their needs and moods change. The end goal is the same however, to have learned successfully in a safe atmosphere and carried out a functional workflow system to facilitate this. Additionally, behavior management comes greatly into play here because there is often much mediation involved during the day. Kids need to be kept interested and involved in every lesson to be their most productive selves and this goes hand and hand with choosing the best actions when it comes to behavior a lot of the time. The hardest part of the job is watching a child go through pain from their home life; the best part of the job is being there for them and wearing the hat of therapist, social worker, human resources director, or whatever the moment may entail to best assist them through a rough spot so that they may walk through it and come out feeling secure.
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Challenging and rewarding
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAJanuary 30, 2014
Supportive and inspiring co-workers. Creativity encouraged.
Pros
Job security, compensation
Cons
none
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great coworkers, enjoyable working with staff and students
Child Nutrition Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CaDecember 3, 2013
Cooking for elementary school children Team effort. Time sensitive work requiring multi-tasking. Enjoyable working with staff and children alike
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Administrative Assistant/Clerical (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAOctober 4, 2013
Fun working with the children. Enjoyed busy days. Hardest part of the job unruly children.
Pros
Children
Cons
no cons
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Productive and fun workplace to socialize with other people
Tennyson Farm Intern (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAAugust 10, 2013
At the Hayward public library I would help inform parents and their children on the Reading Summer Program and help them fill out the applications online. I learned more about the benefits in my community. I worked with a lot of different people at a desk when signing families up for the program, and I learned how to work with different kinds of people. The hardest part of the job was talking to families who were foreign. The most enjoyable part would be encouraging children and teens to invest in reading more during the summer.
Pros
Community Service Credit
Cons
Location of the library from my home
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