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Excellent

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Former Employee - Country Desk Assistant/Officer  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Country Desk Assistant/Officer in Washington, DC

I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Colleagues work hard and there is a real sense of shared mission that is difficult to find in most other places of employment. The work at Peace Corps HQ is fast-paced and new ideas are promoted. The organization also instituted a comprehensive leadership development program a few years ago.

Cons

There is a five-year rule in place which means most who work for Peace Corps cannot make a long-term career out of it. Regardless of performance, you are out after 5 years, with a small number extended for an additional year or two. Politics are also present. Most of the department heads are political appointees. Though I worked under a republican administration and a democratic administration and did not notice a great difference in the day to day business of the work.

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    Intern at the Peace Corps - Office of Overseas Programming and Training - Information Collection and Exchange

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Peace Corps part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, laid back, friendly people, tons of multicultural aspects since it is the peace corps after all. As an intern, I did a lot of legit work, like managing the library and helping with official significant project. I did not xerox at all.

    Cons

    Honestly there really isn't anything that bad about when I was working there...I really like it there.

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    Temp Position in recruiting

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at Peace Corps as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with people committed to the cause of global development
    Good location in Washington, DC

    Cons

    Top positions are politically appointed
    USG hiring practices

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