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Helpful (3)

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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Program Director in Jacksonville, FL
Former Employee - Program Director in Jacksonville, FL
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.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Miami, FL
    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


  2. TFA is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teach For America is is a company that both challenges and supports it's employees. It is a great place to start or grow a career.

    Cons

    This is getting better but TFA is still a company with a very young workforce and more turnover than many other companies (mainly because people who have been with TFA are very attractive candidates to other companies). This means that at certain times of year there are a lot of new people in departments and institutional knowledge is sometimes lost.


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