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Incredible.

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Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Cleveland, MS
Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Cleveland, MS

I have been working at Teach for America as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

The culture of the staff is very uplifting and relational. Makes it all worth it! Institute is an event that challenges you, but builds your knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as relationships. It is a once in a life time opportunity to see a behind the scenes aspect of Teach for America working toward their mission.

Cons

You will likely be working long hours in order to reach goals; however, TFA emphasizes only working in working hours as they stress balance.

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love working for Teach For America; The mission of this organization is so incredible.

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    Current Employee - Managing Director, Strategy in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director, Strategy in 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 as organization that is constantly changing and improving
    Really lives by its core values

    Cons

    Growing very quickly which causes some inefficiencies
    Sometimes conscensus based to the point of inaction
    Work-life balance can be difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask for feedback and strive to learn and constantly improve. Live and work by the core values;

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    Approves of CEO
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