Teach for America

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Wall Street meets Woodstock

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Teach for America full-time

Pros

Phenomenal mission and set of core values and competencies drive the work in a manner that is aligned to all systems through talent acquisition to alumni support.

Cons

Focused on the PC agenda to the point of detriment, prevents real dialogue and scares employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Embrace individualism through released autonomy - rely on your field operatives to guide support structures.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Very pleasurable and able to make a difference

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Making a difference in low-income areas, extremely hard program to get into and great resume builder

    Cons

    teacher pay is not always the best, but definitely enough to survive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Life Changing

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    Current Employee - Corps Member - Charter School in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Corps Member - Charter School in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Life Changing: You will really have the opportunity to be invited into a community and the lives of the people who live there and make a great impact.
    Salary/Benefits: The compensation is no more or less than what other teachers in the region make. Corps members are, however, given additional funds for education or loan repayment.
    Professional Development: I've grown leaps and bounds in professionalism which is awesome for someone who's not very far removed from college.
    Placement: It's an opportunity to move to somewhere else that you may never have otherwise and broaden your horizons.

    Cons

    It can be very difficult in the beginning to adjust to being a teacher with no prior experience but there's always someone visiting your classroom to support your growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing a great job of taking the corps members' feedback and using it to improve the corps experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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