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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Peace Corps

Pros

The experience of living in another country and culture is great. I retired early in order to have other experiences while I am still young enough. I am glad I took the chance.

Cons

Working in another culture can be frustrating. They say you need to be flexible to be successful in PC, and they are right!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Countries are different. Cookie cutter policies can be problematic. Allow country directors more freedom to set policy.

Other Reviews for Peace Corps

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    life changing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer  in  Chirpan (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Chirpan (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    living in another country
    learning a new language
    building life skills such as patience

    Cons

    I did not feel like I received adequate training, or support from the peace corps staff

    Upon entering my site, I did not receive the written feedback from the previous volunteer. When I left, staff did not pass along my written feedback to the next volunteer. Keep in mind, this feedback was asked for by peace corps staff with the intention to help the next volunteer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do your due diligence to ensure volunteer safety and a satisfactory experience. Believe them and back them up when conflicts with host country nationals arise.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Eye opening Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer  in  Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)

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

    Pros

    See the world from the perspective of a different culture. Learn a new language. Get to take control of your job and responsibilities. Learn to be truly independent and how to deal with situations you might not otherwise encounter. 24/7 access to call a Peace Corps doctor for health concerns.

    Cons

    Culture Shock and cross cultural misunderstandings. A feeling of isolation at times. Getting used to new food at first. Doing laundry by hand and dealing with third world hygiene beliefs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More staff support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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