Teach for America Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Matthew Kramer & Elisa Villanueva Beard
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Pros
  • opportunities for professional development and taking on big jobs early in one's career (in 52 reviews)

  • It's nice to know that you're making a difference in people's lives (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance involved in the corps commitment is a significant challenge (in 45 reviews)

  • Long hours and work/personal life balance can be difficult as a first year (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Corps Member

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Pros

    Very supportive staff and grounded in provided students the opportunities that they deserve

    Cons

    None. Everyone is grounded in the vision of the organization.

  2. Excellent learning experience, This job will change your life

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Teach for America (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I got to work with some of the most talented, creative, and kind individuals here.

    Cons

    It's a lot of work. You need to be extremely dedicated and passionate to take on this type of work.

  3. It is wonderful to be working with incredible mission-aligned individuals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Mission-aligned, focus on students' success, very high-functioning nonprofit

    Cons

    there is a lot of work to get done and working many hours is common, but over time you develop your personal strategies for success

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  5. Great people at great mission oriented place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America

    Pros

    Mission
    Growth opps
    Leadership development
    Compensation

    Teach For America is an incredible place to work and learn how to get to results through obstacles.

    Cons

    Work life balance

    The intensity of the work can feel all encompassing at times. It is very hard to create boundaries.

    Advice to Management

    Stay grounded.

  6. Production Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    I only worked with them for a short period

  7. Corps Member

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corps Member
    Current Employee - Corps Member

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very clear expectations, best two years

    Cons

    Long process, depends on city placement and school placement

  8. Recruiting at TFA

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Talent Recruitment in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Talent Recruitment in New York, NY

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong team culture and work enviornment

    Cons

    Overall non at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Challenging Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely meaningful work for those with a passion for social justice and education. Great network and fellow corps members.

    Cons

    Hard to imagine the work being sustainable long term

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    Current Employee - Managing Director, Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director, Development in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of wonderful colleagues.

    Cons

    Work non-stop. Lots of work all the time.

    Advice to Management

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  11. This experience truly changed my life. In a good way.

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    Former Employee - Corps Member
    Former Employee - Corps Member

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Great experience.

    Cons

    You'll work really, really hard and that comes with long hours.

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