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Went in blind. If you see yourself in education, please go the traditional route!!!

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Former Employee - Corps Member  in  Baton Rouge, LA
Former Employee - Corps Member in Baton Rouge, LA

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

Pros

~The cause is amazing.

~The passion and enthusiasm that staff and corps members have is so great that it makes you want to vomit sometimes.

~The support, though sometimes annoying and over the top, is generally helpful if you're willing to take it and have the time to listen to it.

~Great stepping stone for educational leadership, policy, etc.

Cons

~For 2 years TFA practically owns your life. The possibility of being very good at your job and keeping a social life (and sanity) are very unlikely.

~All corps, meetings, check ins, phone calls, text messages, pop-ins, observations = No normal day. Every single day is surrounded by TFA no matter how hard you try to just relax

~The "rigorous" training, known as institute, prepares you for next to nothing but how to not sound like a racist or degrade your students for being low-income.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great time working on campus as a Campus Campaign Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Campus Campaign Coordinator

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

    Pros

    -Great organization values
    -Chance to make an impact
    -Leadership opportunities
    -Meet great people
    -Freedom to do things on your own initiative

    Cons

    -Demand for work fluctuated slightly
    -At times Recruitment Managers are spread pretty thin

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    Great Organization

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

    I have been working at Teach for America as an intern for 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
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