Peace Corps

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Most challenging and rewarding "job" of my life

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Former Employee - Volunteer
Former Employee - Volunteer

I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Living in a foreign country, contestant adventure, contributing to the greater good

Cons

Isolating, language barrier, cultural differences

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    Lifechanging

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Pros

    It's an incredible experience and I learned so much about myself. I also learned a lot about grass roots development.

    Cons

    No clear job description, not a lot of support from administration. It's really really difficult sometimes and I often wanted to go home. But I'm glad I stuck it out.

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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 (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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