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Teach For India Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
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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 (more than an 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.  

    Teach For India Fellowship experience review for potential applicants

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fellow, Teach for India in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Fellow, Teach for India in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at Teach For India full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Organization. Lot of independence. Entrepreneurial. Great cohort.
    If you are looking to be more entrepreneurial and have the drive to do good for society and do it your way, tthis i the palce

    Cons

    Low salaries. two year fellowship. No commercial experience.
    If you are looking for a career in business, this may not be the most ideal place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    As a Campus Ambassador, I fell in love with TFI

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campus Ambassador in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Campus Ambassador in Delhi (India)

    I worked at Teach For India as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work culture is excellent, and you work under very inspiring managers. The work Teach for India does is life-changing and makes you feel good about working for a cause bigger than yourself.

    Cons

    Being a teacher is not everyone's calling, even though in Teach for India, you're more of a leader than a teacher. The compensation, too, is not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could work on the compensation packages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Being a fellow appeared to be the most rewarding role within Teach for India

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Teach For India as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a laid back environment, as long you finished the work that had to be done, no one was keeping tabs on what time you're in or out. For those genuinely interested in education especially in the disadvantaged areas of India, this is a great opportunity to see first hand what that is like

    Cons

    Nothing beats being a Fellow, though. You get real, daily, first-hand experience on what it is like to deal with a class of students and be their everything for a period of 2 years. Very challenging and not for the faint hearted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to do good and learn if you are able to turn a blind eye towards management practices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fellow, Teach for India in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Fellow, Teach for India in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Being in school, teaching, working with school management, learning from other fellows
    Good place to be for two years. Look at it as a learning opportunity and not a path to get into B-schools, then you will do good

    Cons

    Nepotism and Favouritism prevalent
    Otherwise no major problems
    Focus on out of class activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top management should be fair
    Ensure fellows focus on classroom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Amazing Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fellow 2011-13 in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Fellow 2011-13 in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Teach For India full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1) Ownership over the work. 2) Proper support provided for personal and professional development.

    Cons

    1) High growth has led to lower quality levels.

  9.  

    Awesome Culture. Life Changing experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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

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