Peace Corps
4.3 of 5 316 reviews
www.peacecorps.gov Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

316 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

Great place to explore the world

English Teacher (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Peace Corps

ProsPeople in my country were very happy to work with me
Opportunities for leadership
Wonderful co-workers - both local colleagues, other peace corps volunteers, and other international volunteers
Good support with language and cultural training
Respect and support of in-country staff
Making a positive difference

ConsHealth issues
Harsh climate
Unreliable schedules
While abroad, lose connections and friends back in USA - difficult to keep up
Missing country of service after leaving to go back to USA

Advice to Senior ManagementThe most important thing you can do is have great, sympathetic in-country staff. Choose and train them well. they made a lot of difference for me.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

Travel to college campuses to convince people to live abroad for 2 years below the poverty line.

Regional Recruiter (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at Peace Corps


Pros: Government position that is designed to take care of you. It will not make you rich but you live comfortably. Lots of travel to… Cons: 5 year work limit forced high turnover. Repetitive presentations and working alone place pressure on you to change the material but not… Advice to Senior Management: Concentrate on continuity of the program rather than "making your mark" during the few years that you are there. Make… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

Great way to meet people, but don't apply if you like to feel sorry for yourself

Education Volunteer (Mozambique) (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Peace Corps


Pros: I met so many people while I was in Mozambique! I was like a celebrity. It was so great to understand what life… Cons: I say you shouldn't apply if you feel sorry for yourself because you need to be really optimistic while you're abroad, otherwise you might become… Advice to Senior Management: If you have to administratively separate someone, treat them with the respect and dignity that they deserve. Volunteers are giving two of the best years… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

There are newer reviews on Peace Corps.

Worked for Peace Corps? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Peace Corps reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Peace Corps CEO Carrie Hessler-Radelet . All reviews posted anonymously by Peace Corps employees.