There are newer employer reviews for AmeriCorps
There are newer employer reviews for AmeriCorps

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

Be aware of the organizations you get placed in (VISTAs)

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Fredericksburg, VA
Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Fredericksburg, VA

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

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

Pros

Free prescriptions from NCCS,
The state VISTA supervisor for my location was very helpful when I had an issues with my assignment and assigned organization
Payment schedule was always on time
Gained some very useful skills for future use

Cons

low pay
lack of direct supervision from upper levels to funded organizations
hard to fit in with non VISTA employees because of rules and stipulations of being a VISTA member
not being able to have a second job made it hard to live with the low pay (I couldn't afford to move to my location site so I commuted 113 miles round trip per day)

Advice to Management

please research the organizations requesting funding a little more
visit agencies that NCCS money is going to
provide more direct supervision to site supervisors

reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. Helpful (2)

    Over-regulated labor market results in crippling youth unemployment

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

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

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

    Pros

    If you studied hard, graduated from college, and have a pretty good resume, you can work here for significantly less than the minimum wage for a year, if you're lucky, before being cast back into the "job" market.

    Cons

    No actual responsibility or institutional support, with rare exceptions. They tax your end-of-serivce stipend.

    Advice to Management

    Put your bodies upon the gears...

  2. Helpful (1)

    It was a challenging but rewarding experience.

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

    I have been working at AmeriCorps as a contractor

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Character/team building, budgeting, community building; gives workers a sense of what their careers may be like, depending on host site; reputation, depending on industry

    Cons

    Micromanagement depending on supervisor's style; work may not follow career path, depending on the needs of the host site; lots of work for very low pay; lots of paperwork

    Advice to Management

    Understand that AmeriCorps workers are paid a lot less than they're worth; empathy goes a long way.

There are newer employer reviews for AmeriCorps
There are newer employer reviews for AmeriCorps

See Most Recent

Work at AmeriCorps? Share Your Experiences

AmeriCorps

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.