Teach for America
3.8 of 5 300 reviews
www.teachforamerica.org New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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A Big Corporation, but Still a Great Opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Teach for America

ProsThe students! They were a pain sometimes (everyday), but when all the bureaucratic crap from TFA started to pile up, knowing I was actually teaching my kids something made life just a little better.

ConsTFA does some good things. They did teach us some excellent teaching techniques, but at least in my region, they are not very transparent about certain less than favorable aspects from the get-go, such as the fact that even with our $11,000 educational stipend, all of us were still in debt after we were required to get our master's in education in addition to teaching.

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Pros: Challenging work, exit options (though may be overstated by org) Cons: Very tough job. Have to be very committed to succeeding. Advice to Senior Management: This organization is based on idealism, but the job is very tough and… More

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Upper Management is out of touch

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Teach for America


Pros: Flexible hours, with good benefits, Cons: Poor leadership and support from upper management. Decisions are made from the top down with no or little understanding… Advice to Senior Management: Open your eyes, TFA is not a county club. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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