Peace Corps

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Disorganization - Completely lost its way

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Peace Corps

Pros

Other Volunteers are committed. The integration process of placement with host families was excellent.

Cons

Highest percentage of political appointees of ANY agency in Washington DC.
A female volunteer is more likely to be sexually assaulted while in service than a US soldier was to be killed or wounded in Iraq.
35% early termination rate

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire real managers with NGO experience. Stop appointing friends with no meaningful international exposure/experience. Re-evaluate the bottom-up approach - it's outdated and ineffective.

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    A great experience for self motivated people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Pros

    You can live in a place you otherwise never would be able to. You are supported but free to make your own decisions. Youc an make a difference.

    Cons

    Programs can be disorganized and training is sometimes inadequate - though better than most organizations. You will need to be highly self-motivated and able to achieve, otherwise it will be difficult or impossible to accomplish anything.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Life changing.

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

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Pros

    Personal development, professional opportunities and unmatched life experience.

    Cons

    Not allowed to choose where you are placed.

    Recommends
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