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Teach for America Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
396 Reviews
3.8
396 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • opportunities for professional development and taking on big jobs early in one's career (in 50 reviews)

  • Passionate, intelligent colleagues, great benefits and option to work from home (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance involved in the corps commitment is a significant challenge (in 42 reviews)

  • Long hours and work/personal life balance can be difficult as a first year (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Pros

    The culture is really great

    Cons

    They have a "no negotiation" policy in regards to salary.

  2.  

    Institute Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Cleveland, MS
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Cleveland, MS

    I worked at Teach for America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -great professional development
    -get to work in a new place for a short period of time
    -really talented people
    -great way to check out the organization (if you are thinking about joining the corps)
    -lots of feedback

    Cons

    -management team could sometimes be a bit better (brilliant, but sometimes not clear on expectations/planning)
    -sometimes force you into difficult conversations about social issues without really knowing the team yet
    -compensation is about minimum wage (but you gain a lot of great skills and have a great organization on your resume afterwards)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Campus Outreach Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to do, work your own hours, just source qualified student leaders on campus and email them.

    Cons

    Mundane at times. unless you're interested in doing the program in the future, don't waste your time.

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    Teach for America - Lots of Work, Lots of Rewards

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America

    Pros

    Great PD, great people, wonderful experience

    Cons

    Lots of hours, but that is just part of the job

  6.  

    Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Pros

    Very fun! and enjoyable- anyone would love it

    Cons

    Hard work! lots of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great!

  7.  

    Teach for America

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great to give back to the community. Great to be a part of a national movement for change. TFA really helps prepare you for the classroom. The teamwork and focus on a single goal (e.g. improving schools) helps ease the learning curve in terms of becoming a teacher.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of handwork and limited resources. Creativity is key.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Great job.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great growth environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director, Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Energetic, ambitious co-workers working toward an powerful mission.

    Cons

    Like all nonprofits, you are stretched thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on management and continue to invest in people who execute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Great Experience and jump start to teaching career

    Cons

    I have no cons about this positon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to start a career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment; supportive peers; real service. How many jobs can you actually change the trajectory of a young person's life?; excellent entry into work in the U.S. education system

    Cons

    Long hours; emotionally exhausting work with limited recognition and pay (but you should know that going in)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Brief Review of Teach For America

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A mission driven organization filled with passionate people

    Cons

    It can be a competitive environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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