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Not bad if you love education!

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Current Employee - TFA Corps Member
Current Employee - TFA Corps Member

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

Pros

Teach for America provides you with invaluable experience that is potentially life-changing for both you and your students. You will never be so tested as you are in a Corps Member position.

Cons

Teach for America is a large organization and has to adopt corporate structure in order to meet their big goals. At times, "corporate-speak," overbearing insider culture, and an almost religious feeling to the organization can become overwhelming.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Decrease the corporate-speak! Increase support for corps members rather than directing attention in 1,000 different ways.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

392 Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America (View Most Recent)

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    Great Work, Done by the Undervalued

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    Former Employee - Program Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Motivated People
    -Great Cause
    -Young Environment
    -Some Autonomy

    Cons

    - Work Life Balance
    - Human Resources: very few opportunities/paths to be coached and developed unless you go and find it for yourself.
    - High Turn Over
    - Continual Changing in Programming makes for lack of consistency
    - Unclear Measures of Success & Outcomes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In terms of Program Managers because the goals and Measures of Success are unclear their roles become either insignificant and or begin to micro-manage their team toward goals that are meaningless. It's time to stick to one thing for awhile to see its true impact v. pulling it the second something new comes along.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great experience, hard work!

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    Current Employee - Campus Campaign Coordinator
    Current Employee - Campus Campaign Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Great friendly people, awesome mission, very organized, clear goals

    Cons

    Work is challenging and time consuming

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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