Compare Teach for America vs Achievement First BETA

See how working at Teach for America vs. Achievement First compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Teach for America vs. Achievement First. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Teach for America

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Achievement First

Employee Ratings

  • Teach for America scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and CEO Approval.
  • Achievement First scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 1210 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 443 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
4.1
Achievement First employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than Teach for America employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Achievement First employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Teach for America employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.6
Achievement First employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Teach for America employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Teach for America Ceo Elisa Villanueva Beard
94%
94%Elisa Villanueva Beard
Teach for America employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Achievement First employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Achievement First Ceo Dacia Toll and Doug McCurry
86%
86%Dacia Toll and Doug McCurry
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Achievement First employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Teach for America employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Achievement First employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 28% higher than Teach for America employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Teach for America has 907 more total submitted salaries than Achievement First.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Teacher135 Salaries
$44,618/yr
Director78 Salaries
$71,332/yr
Manager, Teacher Leadership Development46 Salaries
$58,259/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Teacher96 Salaries
$68,374/yr
Student Services Manager14 Salaries
$64,115/yr
Learning Specialist5 Salaries
$63,453/yr

What Employees Say

  • Teach for America had 43 more reviews than Achievement First that mentioned "Professional development" as a Pro.
  • Teach for America had 11 more reviews than Achievement First that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
  • Teach for America had 16 more reviews than Achievement First that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Mission driven"(in 47 reviews)
Pros
"Scholars"(in 21 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 117 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 85 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 106 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 69 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Fellow

I worked at Teach for America

Pros

Work with diverse educational organizations, work was challenging, excellent team-building and professional development

Cons

I would have preferred the fellowship to be longer or the number of projects reduced to two

Current Employee - Teacher In Residence

I have been working at Achievement First full-time for less than a year

Pros

Transparency, Fair Pay, Good Leadership, Anti-Racist

Cons

There are some weird tendencies and practices due to it being a private charter.

Job Postings

Teach for America has 11 more recently posted open jobs than Achievement First.