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On average, employees at Los Angeles Unified School District give their company a 3.9 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Los Angeles Unified School District employees are Special Education Teachers submitting an average rating of 4.1 and Teaching Assistants with a rating of 3.7.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 49 Los Angeles Unified School District Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
3.7
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Los Angeles Unified School District Employee
in Los Angeles, CA

"This is not a progressive company. Employees join this company with the intent of spending a lifetime there. There is very little incentive to be productive and the intimidation rituals are brutal. I would not recommend it."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Senior Claims Manager
in Los Angeles, CA

"A typical state bureaucracy staffed by mostly inept personnel who have been there forever. Due to public perceptions, most employees are afraid to act decisively in their day to day work. Most are afraid they might get into trouble for speaking the truth."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Los Angeles Unified School District (98)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is Harlem Hospital Center (14)
1.8 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Pacific Dental Services (12)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (9,298)
Los Angeles Unified School District Employee
in Los Angeles, CA

"I've worked at LAUSD/LA's BEST now since 2010 and have always found it to be a great organization to be a part of. The workplace culture is friendly and warm, like family."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Assistant Instructor
in Los Angeles, CA

"I had a great deal of support and training for this position. The only regret I truly had was that it ended in summer, and the payroll was only once a month."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average Los Angeles Unified School District Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $3
Teaching Assistant
in Reseda, CA

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"I love working with the children, the environment, the people, the teaching aspect, and being a leader."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be aware that you will have very low hours. If you love children, then it's a great job."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"The hours aren't enough. Everything is by seniority. I can't have my desired schedule."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would communicate with my staff on a daily basis, have everyone involved more, and I would listen to the staff before making changes."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Special Education Teacher
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"I love my job, but get frustrated working in a large bureaucracy."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Keep in mind that your ultimate responsibility is to your students."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"There is a great deal of need within our student population and not enough resources to effectively serve all students."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would provide greater accountability for administrators and other high-salaried, high leadership positions."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Records Inspector
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"The bottom line is satisfaction from the clients. I am willing to learn a new thing."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"I don't like cronyism or the politics in the workplace. It should be based on your accomplishment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would like to see a fair judgement based on the outcome of the project."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Special Education Teacher
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"I loved my students. My students have Special Needs, and I loved providing them with a well-rounded, excellent education. I also loved my co-workers. It was incredible to see the strides my students made in my classroom."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I did really well with the interviews, because LAUSD was so great, back then. Be soo open to whatever change there is, and just be honest."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"The new administration came in and changed the location code of our school, and that allowed them to get rid of most of our staff, including people who had been at the school over 30 years, and the vast majority of our students. They kept people who didn't support the union (including my union leader). I was the only foreigner, and the new principal didn't renew my work visa, with one check mark, so that was awful and shocking."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Allow people to move to another location, and don't be underhanded. Normally, we had a wonderful administration, before LAUSD wanted to move so many schools to Charter (cheaper, no unions)."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Facilities
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"There was always an exciting challenge at the start of each day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It's always good to have an open dialogue with candidates; resumes only indicate so much."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"With tens of thousands of employees, LAUSD was an extremely large organization."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen closely to lower-level workers; they often have great ideas!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Special Education Assistant
in Los Angeles, CA

"The culture is really different than that of sales."

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"I really enjoy working with the kids, even though they can be difficult at times."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be yourself, and if you like what you do you will do fine."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"I don't like working around people who just go through the motions and have no enthusiasm for life."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest that they reanalyze their teaching staff and see who is not really performing, and maybe re-train them."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Journeyman Plumber
in Los Angeles, CA

"Good work environment, and all around good work experience."

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"It is a very safe environment. Safety is number one priority. Also, I like working around very knowledgeable people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be a well-rounded plumber and know both sides of commercial new construction, and service and repair."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"LAUSD operates on a state budget system and therefore some repairs cannot be performed or completed until we have the sufficient hours and budget for the task."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management is fine. They can only do as much as is in their power to do . They must work according to what the state's budget allows."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Microcomputer Support Assistant
in Los Angeles, CA

"Great experience."

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"LAUSD offers some of the best benefits. I have two children who benefit greatly from the benefits."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be as helpful as you can in the interview with the panel."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"Due to the economy, we have had to survive received layoff notices every year for the last five years."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
HR Specialist
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"The company paid benefits are what is keeping most of us here."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to tell brief, but descriptive situations at work that demonstrate your greatest ability to perform the duties of the job for which you are applying."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"There is a large disconnect between management and lower-level staff."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"If I were the CEO, I would make sure that decisions to affect jobs, salaries, and benefits are dispensed equally between management and the working classes."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
HR Specialist
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"The benefits are the only reason I stay with this organization."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure that you know and are friendly with someone in management if you plan to move up."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"Managers make decisions that are not well thought out and are not accountable for their actions."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Spread the wealth when it comes to layoffs, furloughs, and work year reductions."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Teaching Aide
in Northridge, CA

What do you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"The hours were great and worked well with my children's school schedules."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared for a layoff at any time, at least until the economy improves."

What don't you like about working at Los Angeles Unified School District?

"I feel there are too many people who put their own interests ahead of their job duties and students."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would make all employees more accountable for the results of their actions. Seniority doesn't seem fair or justified in all instances."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
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