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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    TFA is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Teach for America

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Not for the faint of heart.

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    Current Employee - Corps Member in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Pros

    Great organization with a valuable mission, making a difference every day

    Cons

    Little/no freetime, inadequate training, little support once placed in region

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corps members need far more support once they are released in their regions-- Especially in regions that are not necessarily supportive of TFA being in their schools

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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