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A very Collaborative work environment.

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Current Employee - Recruitment Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Recruitment Associate in New York, NY

I have been working at Teach for America

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

great coworkers that act more like your friends than anything else. Good way into a career in higher education if that's something you're interested in.

Cons

The work can be a little tedious at times if you aren't completely dedicated to the mission of the organization.

Advice to Management

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  1. Helpful (3)

    There are better ways to spend your time in the Ed Reform movement

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Program Director in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Teach for America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule, good time off.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability from senior management (i.e. no consequences if one does not hit goals), Lack of a vision for the organization beyond recruitment of teachers, Lack of professionalism demonstrated by senior leadership. As a corps member, the job was great (which is what you read on these reviews); however, working for the organization did not advance professional growth as other jobs have in Ed Reform non profits.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear about your expectations, hold teachers and staff members accountable for goals, set a meaningful vision, cut down on the number of roles in the organization - there are too many layers in the organization, and build teacher retention as a priority so our kids can keep good teachers longer.

  2. Life-changing experience that requires much tending to make career transition from

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    Current Employee - Corps Member in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Teach for America

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    --easy work hour, 2 months off during summer
    --opportunity to change the lives of children
    --social justice
    --boost in admission to graduate school

    Cons

    --low pay and benefits
    --bad work/life balance
    --little rewards for performance
    --tough transition to other industries
    --bureaucratic state of education

    Advice to Management

    Market the experience properly such that people know exactly what they're getting into and have proper exit opportunities after TFA

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