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AmeriCorps is a fantastic organization, full of opportunities, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Former Employee - Program Director  in  Cedar Falls, IA
Former Employee - Program Director in Cedar Falls, IA

I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

Pros

Gain experience, teamwork, civic-minded individuals, job training, fun

Cons

Not much pay available, temporary position

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    Waste of a year

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    Former Employee - 4-H Capital AmeriCorps Member  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - 4-H Capital AmeriCorps Member in Austin, TX

    I worked at AmeriCorps part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    loan deferment
    work with other recent college grads
    serve lower income populations

    Cons

    bureaucracy
    living in poverty
    no benefits
    over worked
    came out of pocket many time
    minimal training on relevant topics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure, less micromanagement
    Higher stipends, more benefits
    great opportunity to network in Life After AmeriCorps training

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Got me in the door to a place I wouldn't have normally had a chance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being an Americorps means you live in a small stipend (below minimum wage.) Technically you are a volunteer but if you complete your hours you get a nice amount of money towards higher education. You can put it towards previous or future higher learning.

    Another thing that was good for my particular case was that after I completed my americorps hours, the place I was at hired me on.

    Cons

    This is a review of the americorps side of my job. I was placed at a company but managed by the govt. (americorps). The people who managed me didn't seem to know what was going on. They lost my paper work in the beginning, didn't tell me about it, and it resulted in my not being paid for almost two months. I am not sure if the disorganization is nation wide or just in my area. Job satisfaction largely depends on where you are placed and how that particular company treats you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more organized and keep the lines of communication open. When something is not handled right own up to it and make it right.

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