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Better Open Door Policy

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Former Employee - Corps Member  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Corps Member in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

"Who you know" Benefits
motivation to help the community

Cons

"what you know" ignorance and dedcation to saviour-complex
be prepared to ignore their advice and just teach

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to your corps members reviews

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    hard working, yet flexible and fun

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

    I worked at Teach for America as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The vibe is definitely hardworking - leaning towards type A - but still cool and collected, so it makes for a trusting environment. It's also work you can feel good about, has a strong feedback system, diverse, very very flexible working conditions at National HQ and supportive management. It's the gold standard for nonprofits, but be prepared to work long and hard.

    Cons

    You might end up making less than similar positions in corporate America.

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    Sometimes the sheer amount of flexibility made some teams feel disconnected from each other.

    Recommends
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    Outstanding Opportunities... Not Perfect, but One of the Best in Meaningful Reform Efforts

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    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Teach for America as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    -Almost unparalleled network of educators and education professionals
    -Numerous opportunities for professional development
    -Advancement potential far beyond the entry-level "Corps Member" position
    -Highly diverse team of coworkers and partners

    Cons

    -Relocation is often necessary for advancement
    -Stringent/required "buy-in" to TFA best practices leaves little room for personal innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Strengthen the hiring preferences and practices for TFA alums seeking employment in their home regions
    -Expand your staff in each region to include a curriculum and development specialist with specific knowledge in special education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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