Peace Corps
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www.peacecorps.gov Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Community Development Volunteer

Peace Corps Volunteer (Former Employee)
Veles (Republic of Macedonia)

ProsI was a Peace Corps Volunteer, not employee, and it was great. If you have ever thought about joining I would wholeheartedly recommend it. You have enough autonomy to work on projects that interest you but are given a base to build from by Peace Corps.

Cons27 months is a long time commitment but in the end it is worth it and I think that it takes that long to really hit your stride.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great-if difficult--experience

    Volunteer (Former Employee)
    Bashtanka (Ukraine)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Service in the Peace Corps allows you to gain a relatively deep understanding of life in a less-resourced country and, as an overall intense… Cons: It isn't always easy--often far from it, in fact--adapting simultaneously to an alien culture and language and job, far from family and friends at home… Advice to Senior Management: None Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Challenging, yet fulfilling if you keep an open mind about the experience

    Community Health Advisor (Former Employee)
    Lilongwe (Malawi)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year


    Pros: - Comprehensive and thorough training of the culture and language of your host country post - Access to… Cons: - Bureaucracy of protocols when applying for grants to fund projects - Lack of consistent monitoring for the well-being… Advice to Senior Management: More competent trainings for the local staff to work efficiently… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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