Peace Corps
4.3 of 5 315 reviews
www.peacecorps.gov Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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The toughest job you'll ever, er, tolerate.

Peace Corps Volunteer (Former Employee)
San Joaquín, Guanacaste (Costa Rica)

I worked at Peace Corps

Pros-Gives you unparalleled insights into another culture.
- I made a lot of friends (host country nationals and other volunteers).
- Allowed me to travel around Central America.

Cons-I didn't feel like my site was adequately vetted before I got there.
-Lack of clear job or mission.
-Unsupported by PC staff when I had problems at my site.
-The blame the volunteer mentality demonstrated by most of the staff.
-Extremely rigid rules.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job of vetting sites and defining a volunteer's role before they get to their sites.
Create a more supportive atmosphere for solving volunteer problems.
Realize that most volunteer "bad behavior" is caused by the extreme stress we are confronted with.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Though I may have made some impact on the country and lives around me, the greatest benefit was my personal growth.

Peace Corps Volunteer (Former Employee)

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Pros: Escape the terrible economy for two years. Open your mind and broaden your horizon. Learn about a new language and culture. Gain experience in teaching, health,… Cons: You will not save money. You will fight Peace Corps tooth and nail sometimes to get what they… Advice to Senior Management: Get your stuff together. You've been around for 50 years. Things should flow smoothly. Staff should be… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Rewarding, stressful, challenging.

Peace Corps Volunteer (Current Employee)

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Pros: Visible impact on peoples' lives Great community of Volunteers Valuable life and professional skills earned Utterly different… Cons: Challenging, and often frustrating to develop your projects with Host Country Nationals Very independent. PC doesn't tell… Advice to Senior Management: Be more candid with volunteers in the field. Hold volunteers… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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