Peace Corps

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Peace Corps is a fantastic agency to work for.

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Current Employee - Regional Recruiter
Current Employee - Regional Recruiter

I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Competitive salaries with annual raises, great mission-based work, awesome coworkers. Lots of autonomy for regional offices and opportunities to work on varying projects. Great work-life balance with flex time and telework policies.

Cons

Regional offices dont provide the upward mobility working at headquarters does. The 5 year rule is also difficult to work around and results in a phenomenal loss of institutional memory.

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Dont ask for your employees opinions if you've already got a plan that you're moving forward with.

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    Strong, mission driven organization with passionate and motivated staff.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peace Corps

    Pros

    Co-workers at the Peace Corps have a strong sense of purpose (Peace Corps HQ). You can tell your work is doing good in the world and people are very friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    The different departments in the Peace Corps could work better together. The five-year rule (most employees can only work five years at a time) has made it difficult to maintain as much institutional memory as other organizations.

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    Epic experience in Niger

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cross-cultural sharing, learning a new language, making life-long friendships, experiencing the challenges and opportunities of the developing world

    Cons

    Difficult transitions - both going into and coming out of Peace Corps. But these transitions in themselves are excellent learning and personal development achievements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open Peace Corps programs in more countries. Increase visibility/ awareness of Peace Corps in the US.

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