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Community Economic Development Volunteer

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Peace Corps (more than an year)

Pros

This was the hardest, most rewarding job that I have ever had. Through this experience I learned a knew language, was able to work with a completely different culture and learned how to handle set backs.

Cons

Sometimes dealing with the federal government was a hassle.The communication between the field and Washington was often times delayed and confusing.

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    Hardest job you will ever love

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peace Corps

    Pros

    Experience, working abroad, community-level work

    Cons

    Application process, bureaucracy, too rigid at times

    Recommends
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    English Teacher, West Africa

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good medical coverage, flexible schedule. You get to live in an interesting environment with more responsibility than you will find elsewhere right out of college. If you buck the administration, you can accomplish really great and meaningful things. You have to be in it for the impact though, because the pay is third-world-chic. It is probably the adventure of a lifetime, for better and worse.

    Cons

    No nights, weekends, or holidays. Inflexible and patronizing management. Poor living conditions. Top management wants to treat you like a drone that accepts orders and obeys their checklists regardless of conditions on the ground or the needs of your partner organization. It takes courage and going directly against the wishes of management in order to accomplish the goals of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage. Let people on the ground take the lead, and support their actions, rather than treating them like puppets or slaves.

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