Peace Corps Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. excellent people and great place to make a difference as a full time employee in the agency

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great relationships with talented people who care, fun at work, light-hearted environment, and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Some level of fed gov bureaucracy can't be totally eliminated

    Advice to Management

    it would be great to have paid maternity leave


  2. Great People to Work with - highly educated, well-traveled and interesting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peace Corps

    Pros

    Smart, effective team members. Multi-cultural atmosphere.

    Cons

    Turn-over can be high and managers taking the best staff from other teams can be a challenge.


  3. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo West Africa

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible experience. Experience of a lifetime

    Cons

    Not much, they did a great job.


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  5. Wonderful organization making a positive impact in developing countries.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -skills training -language skills development -technical suppoet -excellent medical coverage -opportunities to travel

    Cons

    -long application process -small stipend -can be challenging to work in site where placed

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. I loved my service with the Peace Corps

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Pros

    Great opportunity to be involved with community members in a environment that promoted individual ideas. The Peace Corps has thus far been the most enjoyable experience I have had with an organization.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons. The Peace Corps is what you make of it, as is most of life. I lived and made the most of my service with the United States Peace Corps.

    Advice to Management

    great


  7. Great Decision

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful people, substantive impactful experience for a short time period.

    Cons

    Little time adjust project if you find the initial project does not make sense for the organization. Many people extend service.

    Advice to Management

    Build in flexibility to adjust project descriptions if needed.


  8. One of the best experiences of my life and career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peace Corps

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - The experience of working with a community to develop the skills, projects and initiatives that are important to them - Incredible autonomy to initiate and facilitate secondary projects within the community - Opportunity to integrate into a different culture - Flexibility and autonomy allow for development of great leadership skills that can be put to use in any job or career opportunity

    Cons

    - Reintegration can be difficult after Peace Corps service - Not a ton of support for volunteers to work together on projects across regions

    Advice to Management

    - Support collaborative volunteer projects - Additional services to help volunteers reintegrate post service


  9. Peace Corps Volunteer

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peace Corps

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You get to live abroad and gain international work experience.

    Cons

    It is a volunteer position so you wont be saving any money.


  10. Great time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best experience in the world

    Cons

    the heat and food are difficult

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  11. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility Focuses on community needs more than government desires

    Cons

    Work can be slow Health hazards

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick with it



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