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Unbeatable grassroots development education

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Current Employee - Water and Sanitation Volunteer in Ica (Peru)
Current Employee - Water and Sanitation Volunteer in Ica (Peru)

I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Cultural immersion, learn a new langauge, gain invaluable grassroots development experience as a Volunteer.

Cons

Varies widely depending on your country of service, 2 years away from home

Advice to Management

Less bureacracy

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  1. A great place to work, esp. considering it's a federal agency. Amazing opps for int'l assignments.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Peace Corps HQ Washington has a diversity of federal employees - something like 40% have been past Peace Corps Volunteers. Walls are decorated with amazing, colorful, historic icons of Peace Corps' 50 years of service. Lots of room to move up and out. Int'l assignments will come to those who hang in for 1-5 years and who want to be employed abroad. Good networking among employees. Excellent training opportunities. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Int'l placements seem subject to the quality and compassion of the Country Directors abroad - you may get a good one or not.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be better and more honest advice to people going out into the field: anticipating some of the challenges ahead of time will help DPTs and DMOs hang in there longer.


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    Life-changing experience with great personal and professional development opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Agbélouvé (Togo)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Agbélouvé (Togo)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Cultural immersion -Development experience -Second language development

    Cons

    -Lack of understanding by host country nationals -Cultural frustrations -Physical hardship

    Advice to Management

    -Be more intentional about Volunteers' work -Be committed to training Volunteers on monitoring and evaluation


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