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Challenging experience, sometimes rewarding.

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

A great way to understand development work and the intricacy of poverty. The program provides support to individuals who would not have the opportunity/network otherwise.

Cons

The healthcare (while claimed to be great) has sometimes been spotty in many cases. Also, as a government organization -- change is slow to be made.

Advice to Management

PCVs should not have to extend credit to the US Government. Please improve the reimbursement process, or better yet, make sure that funds are available in advance.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. Great place to explore the world

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    People 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

    Cons

    Health 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 Management

    The 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Regional Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    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 college campuses where your name is recognized easily by students and faculty. I really enjoyed making the presentations and talking about my past experiences.

    Cons

    5 year work limit forced high turnover. Repetitive presentations and working alone place pressure on you to change the material but not permitted. Government management isn't always up to par. Strange government spending regulations make travel sometimes challenging. Small budget compared to other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on continuity of the program rather than "making your mark" during the few years that you are there. Make changes where needed and quickly but don't make drastic alterations to the infrastructure for short term fixes (i.e. making the budget)


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