Peace Corps
4.3 of 5 352 reviews
www.peacecorps.gov Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great place to explore the world

English Teacher (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

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    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
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    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
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