AmeriCorps Reviews

Updated Mar 3, 2021

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AmeriCorps Director Rosie K. Mauk
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  • "Bi-weekly living stipend- difficult to live off(in 74 reviews)

  • "Long hours, some members are not fully committed mentally or physically which makes it difficult(in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Great job and service work, not enough pay"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AmeriCorps part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to help people; great experience; resume booster

    Cons

    the bi-monthly stipend was not enough to live on, even in a rural area.

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  2. "Take the good for the bad"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    Current Employee - VISTA Volunteer Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meet some good people, able to network if you don't have much experience. You get nce after your term service that will help you get a federal position.

    Cons

    Some organizations are new with using Americorps like the one I'm working at so you'll definitely be working hard than vistas who are with organizations that have been using americorps for years.

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  3. "Good place to work at"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor/Mentor in Carbondale, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AmeriCorps part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Satisfying work that is meaningful to the country. You also get a good education stipend for a full year of service

    Cons

    Don’t make much money at all

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  4. "Good volunteer position"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding work with kids, CEO and management is committed to DEI

    Cons

    Pay is low for DC especially

  5. "Educatoe"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They care about employees overall well being

    Cons

    We were not able to serve others in person due to covid

  6. "Get your foot in the door in public or non profit sectors."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gain experience in your chosen field.

    Cons

    You're working a full-time job for less than min. wage. AmeriCorps is kidding itself when it says it's alleviating poverty. Non-accessible to many folks from low-income backgrounds because the pay is so little.

  7. "AmeriCorps Review"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grants Coordinator 

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time

    Pros

    AmeriCorps VISTA positions are a great way to get your foot into the door of entry level positions in the nonprofit sector.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

  8. "Americorps"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Corps Member 

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great leader and team experience

    Cons

    Experience depends on TL only

  9. "Great Mission and Meaningful Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist 

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life benefits and strong mission-oriented agency

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow here.

  10. "Rewarding but difficult"

    4.0
    Former Employee - AmeriCorp VISTA 

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Rewarding work, hands on experience

    Cons

    difficult to live on salary

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