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Program in the schools for mature workers

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at AmeriCorps part-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You will get to meet a lot of talented people

Cons

Not enough direction from management, need more guidance and specific objectives

Advice to Management

Need to focus more on objectives of program and have guidelines in place to follow

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    Varies widely - research thoroughly

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Tutor in Austin, TX

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meet hard-working humanitarians, contribute to ending poverty in the US, may receive excellent training, see what goes on in the non-profit industry from behind the scenes, education award

    Cons

    receive extremely low pay (usually less than minimum wage), may be required to work more than 40 hour weeks, training / support / responsibilities vary widely depending on host organization. Personally, I felt like a slave during my Americorps tenure, working over 60 hours some weeks and receiving $800 each month. There was little praise / support from my management.

    Advice to Management

    audit S&N organizations thoroughly. In my experience, there was a lot of corruption. I was required to take on responsibilities that were not mentioned in the job description / interview (including driving for personal errands of the organization's staff), and our situation changed erratically due to lack of management's preparation. Our organization (ACE in Austin, Texas) did not have the funding necessary to run smoothly. As a volunteer, I sometimes felt like a overworked slave.


  2. Phenomenal, even if you aren't paid for your work!

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    Current Employee - Marketing and Outreach Coordinator in Blaine, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing and Outreach Coordinator in Blaine, MN

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great experience builder Great networking opportunities Get to give back to the local community Building sustainable solutions to tough social issues

    Cons

    Not paid a wage, but a living stipend which doesn't cover much

    Advice to Management

    Keep funding!


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