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An amazing experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - AmeriCorps Member in Vicksburg, MS
Current Contractor - AmeriCorps Member in Vicksburg, MS
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at AmeriCorps as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

You get to see areas you normally would not get to go too. You get to see different landmarks and get to know local people. I had never been in the south before Americorps and now I want to move down there, everyone was so hospitable.

Cons

While most members of Americorps are outstanding, there are those select few who you would not expect to see in an organization meant to help others. In my year there were individuals who would steal anything they could get too, they would also take the TV cards out of any public TV so they would have free rain to watch what they wanted when they wanted. Stole food out of every teams fridge, and just left trash and debree wherever they went. Just vile people who cared only about themselves, and I have no idea why they joined Americorps with attitudes like that. Also when caught with stolen items the individuals were given 3 warning before termination. Americorps was way too lenient on them. Keep in mind though these were only 10 or 12 out of 200+ so did not ruin the amazing experience.

Other Employee Reviews for AmeriCorps

  1. AmeriCorps, and experience of a lifetime.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriCorps part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to do so many different things, from tutoring to building houses with Habitat for Humanity; the opportunities are endless in this position. Traveling with your team is also a major plus.

    Cons

    You a paid with a small living stipend, and receive a scholarship upon completion of your 900 hours


  2. Good learning experience but lacks practical training.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good volunteer/ job experience.

    Cons

    Isolated at point of service.

    Advice to Management

    Better initial training.


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