AmeriCorps

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Over-regulated labor market results in crippling youth unemployment

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (more than an year)

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 ManagementAdvice

Put your bodies upon the gears...

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a challenging but rewarding experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriCorps as a contractor

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    AmeriCorps Pros and Cons

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport, RI

    I worked at AmeriCorps part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The experiences that you will have working with different populations are very eye-opening and are great educational experiences.

    Cons

    Very low pay, a lot of political nonsense, and lack of good benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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