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Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director

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

Pros

Mission driven organization committed to education

Cons

Work life balance is a downer

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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    Rough Two Years

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    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Make sure you're single (not married with kids) and are willing to work 60+ hours a week and you'll be fine.

    Cons

    Extremely challenging. No time for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to corps members who are having a hard time. Not everyone is cut out for TFA. Younger Managers--remember you have a lot to learn to. Don't force everyone to drink the Kool-aid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. Desperate or Desire?

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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