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

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Supporting a mission that is second to none gets makes you want to come to work every day.

Manager (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Peace Corps

ProsThe mission of the Peace Corps is first rate. Supporting the work of the Peace Corps Volunteers around the world is truly an honor and a worthwhile reason to come to work every day. Like any Federal job, there are issues that come with it but this is largely avoided compared to other organizations since tenure is limited to 5 years. Institutional knowledge and employee development could be better, but efforts are made in these areas. Don't expect to make a lifelong career here, or to advanced to high positions quickly. The organization will continue to evolve and should adapt over the next few years to bring itself firmly into the 21st century.

ConsCareer advancement is limited; tenure is limited by law to 5 years. Employment development and training opportunities are also limited. The organization is bottom heavy and top management jobs are limited and difficult to obtain.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to get a better understanding of issues on an operational level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The mission is noble but the management of it is not

Country Desk Officer (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Peace Corps


Pros: The mission of Peace Corps, as first outlined by President Kennedy, remains true today. The noble acheivements and enthusiasm by Volunteers past and present… Cons: Peace Corps is a "boutique" agency in the U.S. federal government - very refined towards a mission that contribute little to other agencies and departments… Advice to Senior Management: Empower your employees, share information, allow for continuing education, let your staff travel overseas more often, allow for enhanced responsibility and upward mobility. Reward… More

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Peace Corps Volunteer (Current Employee)
Barranquilla, Atlántico (Colombia)

I have been working at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year


Pros: International training and work experience Cons: Working in another culture has its stress moments and working… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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