Teach for America

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Greatest learning experience I've ever had.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Teach for America

Pros

There is a great deal of support as a corps member form other teachers, corps members, MTLD's, staff. I have always found the help I needed. I was also able to transform lives of students while transforming myself into a leader.

Cons

The task of "repairing" our education system can be overwhelming. There is also a struggle to maintain a work life balance the first and second year because there is so much to learn.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great experience for people looking to make a difference after college

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    -Excellent summer institute training
    -Continued support throughout the two years

    Cons

    -Mandatory Saturday meetings once monthly, (that don't really help you professionally)
    -If your placement school is disorganized and supportive you are stuck!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are selecting people who actually want to make a difference, and not people looking for a resume booster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Technology Team : Intoxicating place to work.

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    Former Employee - Technology Team in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology Team in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    They have some smart folks who have a lot of passion for the work. But, their energies need to be directed towards the bigger purpose of TFA.

    Cons

    Technology team is highly political. There are some senior IT folks sitting in the Bay area who are clueless about what's happening in the New York office. They make random decisions without knowing the ground reality. Extremely political atmosphere. Those aligned with top management are safe. Others are left to fend for themselves. Also, limited growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to the ground level and get a feel of what's happening in the technology team. The economy's improved and tech folks who feel under-appreciated will not stay that long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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