Los Angeles Unified School District
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Pre trip bus look for defects inform mechanics about any problems with busss pick up studentssss on time wait for work if theres any,,, inspect bus at end of each trip to check if there’s any children left sleeping


Long lunch break paid benefits


Parents not on time to receive their children, cars park at bus loading areas
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Lots of Bureacracy

Got swindled here, job posting for an Associate Project Engineer listed the EIT is preferable, but after two years, there is clearly no path for at EIT here. Unfortunately cannot transfer to another department, couldn't move up because I needed just one month more experience.


Benefits, Pension


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Great School

This was a great place to work for me from 2005-2013. Admin was awesome. Kids were incredible. Good pay, good benefits, outstanding colleagues. Best place I ever worked.
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Interesting workplace with emphasis on social skills, patience, and eagerness to work.

It was fun and being able to provide a needed service was rewarding but my supervisor at my workplace was unprofessional and rude which caused me and some of my coworkers to become disgruntled.


Fun, sense of purpose, room for advancement


depends on your school and staff
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A giant bureaucratic entity

Extremely overworked, underpaid. I regularly requested assistance but was not properly trained to be successful. I was constantly talked down to or talked about behind my back, everyone was, and if you did not want to be part of the rumor mill, you would not be talked to at all. The principal would be kind to your face but would not support you against parents who were threatening or flat out make things up. The classroom was filled way past maximum capacity and the principals were reluctant to provide more support staff. It lacks resources for children with special needs, mind you, they have millions in surplus to spend. It was like being thrown into the deep end with no knowledge of how to swim and the. life guards watched you drown with distain. I got into education from positive experiences in education else where, but after this experience, I am changing careers entirely and it 100% has nothing to do with the children.


Kids are fun


Paid hours do not reflect actual hours of work, buy all your own supplies
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Please don’t work for this school district

If you value your mental and physical well being, you won’t work for this school district. They are unorganized, under resourced, and you will be working a thankless job. Students deserve better.
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Learn new skills

Productive and fun place . Learn alot from teachers and staff members. Learn new skills and knowledge for future employment. Good entry level jobs as well
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My experience was great. There wasn’t many opportunities for growth and development training at the time however, education am personal growth and development was encouraged.
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Fun community and involvement

Great place to work for. This company offers many trainings and opportunities to learn more skills to help our students develop. It has been such a great time
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I found my time there Rewarding and fulfilling !

What is the best part of working at the company?I loved working for LAUSD. The benefits and salary packages are fantastic! I only left because I moved out of California for family reasons. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Any teaching position is stressful. It’s just the way it is.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The work environment is positive and the work is rewarding. What is a typical day like for you at the company?I’m was always on my feet . Never a dull moment working with teenagers!
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Great co-workers, great kids

I worked at LAUSD 30 years ago so I'm not sure what it is like now. Back then, the administration could be annoying. They interrupted class with a lot of unnecessary announcements, but I was allowed to be creative in the way I presented my lessons.
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I love what I do it make me happy when the kids are happy

You do so many different jobs it would be a better place if management were better at there job we serve do dishes put supplies away sweep, and mop, the floor prepare food
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Good Work but WorkPlace Environment is never Concrete

Good job to work in if you understand Special Ed. It's best to work under RSP to work with multiple kids rather than BII or Baseline (RSP is my personal preference). The day usually starts at 8:00 and goes until 2:30-3:00. You get a 10-minute break and then a 30-minute lunch. The kids are great to work with, but the adults can be tiresome. The issue about Special Education is you will never be under something concrete if you're a Paraprofessional. My last school site moved my caseload three times in the span of 7 months without so much as a warning or any assistance to get me acclimated. You will do the same things as a regular Teacher Aide, but you must work under Special Ed Parameters. Some of the kids like to leave class, so you have to go and bring them back. Some throw tantrums, so you have to calm them down. Some children like to cause physical harm, like hitting or grabbing when overstimulated, so you must protect yourself and the other children. Unfortunately, depending on the child, you must help them during bathroom time or even when they are eating. These things can be draining if you're unfamiliar, as I was mentally and physically clocked out by the time my shift ended. Management and Workplace Culture are different. It depends on the site you work at. Some schools respect and treat the Special Ed Division with kindness and respect. Other schools treat it as more of an inconvenience and only associate when needed. You will always get different sets of treatments across the board. You can make many memories working in this position. The most enjoyable part about - 
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Large and very complicated.

What is the best part of working at the company?The pay is better than other districts. The district is so large though, it can get very complicated. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Being evaluated should be fair but it isn't always. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It depends on the school and the administration.
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At the end of the day, it’s a job.

What is the best part of working at the company?For me it was having the same time off as my children, and not having to worry about childcare. Then there’s the medical/dental/vision coverage. So many companies don’t offer it or you have to pay through the nose for it. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The people that run the district do have a clue what it’s like in the classroom.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It all depends on the sight you’re at and what department you’re working for. I’m unbelievably lucky at my location. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Start your day with students and end your day with students. Sometimes there can be a rough patch in the middle and other times it’s laughter and joy.
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Rewarding and appreciated for the joy or thoughts you give to innocent children.

What is the best part of working at the company?Working six hours a day and 9 months a year.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Being transferred to new schools when administration won’t pay for my position. The school district should pay for all library aide positions in elementary schools. It is a very important job, but we are treated like expendable people. Shame on LAUSD!What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It’s great. Warm, inviting, treasured.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Reading to classes,checking books in and out, shelving returned books, straightening and organizing the space.
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Good overall

Depending on the school you’re at, the administration may be supportive. You have to put a lot of hours in.Always have evidence to support you in conferences with parents.
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Ok pay, great vacation time, terrible supervisors.

What is the best part of working at the company?You will not be promoted if you are black. Favoritism is rampant. Additionally, if you are targeted, unscrupulous supervisors will try to intimidate you and write you up for no reason. Terrible supervisors with no integrity and no accountability. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Supervisors that target you. They have no accountability and if you complain, they really will come after you. The EEOC will not help you either. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Stressful. Favoritism is rampant. If you are black, you will not be promoted. What is a typical day like for you at the company?I have great days. And some not so great. The children are wonderful. The adults, not so much.
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Stable place to work

If you attend all provided trainings and actually listen and learn from your co-workers, you will learn about the construction industry and how it works




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Pay great, time off,

Enjoyed implementing innovative counseling programs and working with the students and parents. Needy environment organizations. Need equity inclusive and diversity programs.


Pay time off


Lack resources
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Fun workplace

Great hours Have a lot of vacation in winter and summer Increased pay starting this year Subbed at different schools and love being able to choose my hours
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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