Teach for America

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Potential to be life changing

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Corps Member - Public School in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Corps Member - Public School in Cincinnati, OH

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

Pros

Teach for America is a developing organization. It has a lot of potential to be life changing:

- If you are with a supportive corps, excellent professional development
- good basic work experience - learning to communicate with everyone
- great insight into education and society which helps professionally and personally

Cons

- financially strenuous depending on where you are
- overworked
- not worth the time or money spent if this is not a career or field you want to pursue

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think the training can be better - TFA should also front load what the real experience will be like. You come in with the impression that you will change lives and everyday is a rough day. It is rewarding but the wrong things are emphasized. Be sure to be honest with corps members.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Hard but worth it.

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

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Pros

    Guidance, monitoring, assistance, classroom support

    Cons

    Leadership, company values, politics, vision, realistic perspective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of state politics and stop poisoning the well in public schools.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Org to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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