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Opportunities to transform yourself and the world around you.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Team Leader in Perry Point, MD
Former Employee - Team Leader in Perry Point, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Job experience Education award Opportunities for personal and professional growth Training Be a part of something bigger than yourself Great transition from college to career

Cons

Pay. But you won't do Americorps for the money anyways. Education award is taxed.

Advice to Management

Exude passion. It inspires.

Other Employee Reviews for AmeriCorps

  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Fredericksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  2. Be careful who you do the service through

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You feel good about what you're doing (if you're not doing it for the money). You get a nice education award at the end (except it's taxed as are your stipend checks so make sure to understand how to spend it if you want to avoid owing at the end of the year.)

    Cons

    I was a member of AmeriCorps state through a very disorganized non-profit. The service itself was good but dealing with the organization that I signed up through was pretty bad. Make sure to check out who you're going to be doing the service through before you sign up because it could make or break your year. Looks like the bigger names (City Year, etc.) have a better management system.


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