Teach for America
3.8 of 5 340 reviews
www.teachforamerica.org New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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A truly amazing experience if you plan on working in the education sector for the long term.

Teacher (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

Pros-An incredible cohort of recruits from some of the best universities in the country. TFA loves to recruit graduates with previous leadership experience (ie, fraternity/sorority presidents, club presidents)
-Almost guaranteed placement into a school with TFA assisting you throughout the process; will give you a leg up on the competition against other prospective teachers
-An impressive mission statement
-Looks great on a resume
-Great professional development (for teaching specifically)

Cons-Teaching experience will vary depending on content and grade level. If you are placed in social studies, your life will be significantly easier.
-TFA invests heavily in some great charter schools. This does not align with its mission statement--some members will be sent to the worst schools in the country, others will be placed in a top 100 school (based on usnews rankings)
-Overstates its exit options. TFA will try to convince you to stay as a teacher after the two-year commitment, and most will succumb to this due to lack of alternatives or financial reasons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had an awful experience teaching summer school during Institute

    Corps Member (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Teach for America full-time for less than a year


    Pros: TFA has great benefits They gave us generous funding and accommodations Cons: Teach For America expects college graduates with no prior teaching experience to create their own worksheets and lesson plans. I was thrown into a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    I love working for Teach For America; The mission of this organization is so incredible.

    Managing Director, Strategy (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    I have been working at Teach for America


    Pros: The Mission is incredible I work with some of the smartest people I know It… Cons: Growing very quickly which causes some inefficiencies Sometimes conscensus based to… Advice to Senior Management: Ask for feedback and strive to learn and constantly improve.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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