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Wonderfully enriching experience, extremely difficult and often frustrating. Roller coaster of 27 months!

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Environment Volunteer
Former Employee - Environment Volunteer
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Being able to apply skills and help communities who have requested assistance. Working abroad and leaning a new culture. Gaining a new perspective on the developing world. Learning about the practical applications of your education.

Cons

Many hoops to jump through, rules and regulations associated with being a government employee. There is a culture of treating volunteers less like equals/peers in a workplace and more like students who require great supervision.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. Great experience - challenges well worth the outcomes

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to live in a new place and truly integrate with a local community and culture. Participate in local development. Develop soft skills that will become marketable post-service.

    Cons

    Disconnect between country staff and volunteers, and huge disconnect between Peace Corps HQ and volunteers on the ground. Small stipend, and readjustment allowance post-service is very small.


  2. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Youth Development Volunteer
    Current Employee - Youth Development Volunteer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Life changing experience Helping others

    Cons

    Distance from home Language Barrier with counterparts


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