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Great Org to work for

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director

I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Mission driven organization committed to education

Cons

Work life balance is a downer

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  1. Desperate or Desire?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Perfect problem-solving and communication skills insight on Education in urban America Networking become leader in community

    Cons

    Lack of support - the emotional aspect is very hard to deal with Being assigned where you aren't qualified Will feel that you're always behind Will feel that only success stories get more support or attention

    Advice to Management

    Recruit less corp members and focus on building close to one-on-one relationships in classrooms Better if incoming corp member shadows a teacher first before entering and teaching a class. Not all corp members are successful


  2. Excellent Opportunity for Personal Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Durant, MS
    Current Employee - Teacher in Durant, MS

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    TFA gives teachers the opportunity to seize responsibility quickly in a high-need environment. This gives members the opportunity to develop as a professional (even if their goal is not teaching) and as an individual, while driving progress in their classroom.

    Cons

    Be ready to work until you're completely exhausted, with sometime little oversight, training, or feedback. Self-motivation is a key to success. Easy to lose sight of original reason for getting involved after perpetual beat-down of the day-to-day.

    Advice to Management

    Would be helpful to have more consolidated and higher quality materials provided by TFA, such as curriculum resources.


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