Teach for America

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A Big Corporation, but Still a Great Opportunity

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Teach for America

Pros

The 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.

Cons

TFA 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America

    Pros

    Challenging work, exit options (though may be overstated by org)

    Cons

    Very tough job. Have to be very committed to succeeding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This organization is based on idealism, but the job is very tough and requires more pragmatism. Sometimes teachers were guilted into accepting anything "for the kids."

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    Upper Management is out of touch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous 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 of job functions or the value provided by staff employees. If your not in the click, you won't make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes, TFA is not a county club.

    Doesn't Recommend
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