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Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    volunteer position: positive experience

    Current Employee - Campaign Leader
    Current Employee - Campaign Leader

    I have been working at Teach For India for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked as a campus representative.

    rewarding work for a social cause; opportunity to network with students on Campus

    Cons

    communication with TFI office in India is sometimes challenging with different time zones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach For India

    Pros

    Great working environment, passionate people who are committed to the cause, no strict hierarchy

    Cons

    Less face time and more working virtually

    Recommends
  3.  

    Awesome Culture. Life Changing experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fellow, Teach for India  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Fellow, Teach for India in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -> Professionalism
    --> Training
    --> Organization values
    --> Aligned, realistic mission that motivates you every minute

    Cons

    -- Salary
    -- Pretty hectic
    -- May become difficult at times (inspite of all the formal and informal support)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great working with kids, city management team can be very corporate

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    Former Employee - Fellow, Teach for India  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Fellow, Teach for India in Pune (India)

    I worked at Teach For India full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to develop yourself personally. You learn patience, answering questions of kids makes you question your own prejudices

    Cons

    The higher management have also quit corporate after around 10 working and wish for similar functioning which doesn't go well with teaching as it cannot follow corporate procedures as each child and each classroom is different

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher management should become humble and receptive of fellows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    A fulfilling, exciting fellowship with amazing work culture and a lot to learn.

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    Former Employee - Fellow, Teach for India  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Fellow, Teach for India in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Teach For India as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    *Exposure and Learning - Immense Personal Growth
    *Great Work Culture
    *Challenging
    *Excellent support to fellows

    Cons

    Teaching can be frustrating sometimes, but the support and feedback makes up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about adapting to the existing curriculum instead of implementing

    Recommends
  7.  

    Enriching, Satisfying

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fellow, Teach for India  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Fellow, Teach for India in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Teach For India as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Here you just don't work for the sake of it. You work for a cause (bridging the educational inequity). It is a reason enough to to be part of this organization (it is actually a movement)

    Cons

    Difficult to find appropriate post fellowship opportunities based on this 2 years of fellowship experience and convince prospective employers of the things learnt during the fellowship.Maybe slowly other organizations will recognize the quality of the work every fellow does during these 2 years. I am pretty optimistic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Fellow

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    Current Employee - Fellow, Teach for India  in  New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Fellow, Teach for India in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Teach For India as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    good learning experience
    proper training

    Cons

    Not as such. If you are passionate about working in education sector then this is the place you can try.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Teach For India as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Encouraging seniors and co-operative peers.

    Cons

    Data collecting could be physically taxing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Experience as TFI Fellow

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    Former Employee - Fellow, Teach for India  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Fellow, Teach for India in Pune (India)

    I worked at Teach For India as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good work culture. People from various background. Enough pay to maintain decent living standard and also making impact on society. The 'Be the Change' project give opportunity for social entrepreneurship. Ample opportunities for leadership seminars, workshops and committee roles. Good opportunity to grow within the company. Professionalism.

    Cons

    Many placement opportunities, but mostly in education and social sector. The organisational goals are prioritized over individual goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve systems and relationship with government schools. Keep the awesome culture and senior management. Maintain good mix of Indian and Foreign staff. Earlier, it was mostly foreigners. Involve candidates from smaller cities and govt teachers as fellows.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Very few exit opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach For India

    Pros

    Good experience if you like children

    Cons

    No support for career progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your alumni

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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