Teach for America

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Wonderful, wonderful people stretched too thin

Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New City, NY
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New City, NY

I worked at Teach for America as a contractor

Pros

I worked as a seasonal phone a thon caller and was paid pretty well for the position! The interview process was a breeze; they got back to me right away when I submitted my resume and then an interview was set up very quickly, didn't take long to process my HR paperwork. They trained us well and made sure we had what we needed. I worked with two supervisors there and they were both fantastic motivators who were ever present and ready to answer any questions.

Cons

The HR system they use is ridiculous. I think this was mostly due to the fact that I was seasonal, but the process for getting into the system requires way too many steps. The lists that we used were also not updated from night to night and quite often contained incorrect information.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Since the phone a thon seems like a pretty important part of the fundraising effort that TFA does, it should get more attention. There should be a separate/simpler process for callers. Maybe in addition to the callers, they could also hire a seasonal database person whose main job is to work with the lists and updates for the phone a thon callers.

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    Great Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Campus Campaign Coordinator
    Current Intern - Campus Campaign Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Working with people passionate about closing the achievement gap. very open minded, and socially conscious.

    Cons

    The organization is extremely data/statistics driven. When it comes to applications deadlines, the recruitment team leaders have no problem pushing recruitment staff to the brink of exhaustion, just to produce better numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Teach For America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 2010 Corps Member in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - 2010 Corps Member in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Teach For America is a very worthwhile cause/calling/organization. The corps members are bright and positive and eager to make an impact in the communities where they teach.

    Cons

    There is a grueling induction process, sort of boot camp for teachers. Many consecutive nights with about 4 hours of sleep.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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