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"Not for most"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time

Pros

Substantial work building efforts to shift structures of cyclical poverty. Great experience working with impressive non-profits.

Cons

Fighting poverty by placing employees in poverty. Inconsideration of time, cost of living, employee benefits. Basically forces you into welfare.

Advice to Management

Provide sufficient healthcare.

Other Employee Reviews for AmeriCorps

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Government bureaucracy at it's worst"

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    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good cause, but horrible execution

    Cons

    I was chosen to be an AmeriCorps Vista member by an org. However, AmeriCorps would not let me work for them because at the time I lived 40 minutes away from where I worked. I was the best member for this assignment by far, but they were interested in immersion: aka my experience rather than what is best for the people I would have been serving.

    Advice to Management

    First of all, get better at communicating. No where was I told about the distance requirement. Second of all, realize that this program should be about helping real people in need, not teaching rich kids what it is like to be poor.


  2. "I enjoyed working with the children"

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    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Martinsburg, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    was able to see change and growth in the majority of the children

    Cons

    the pay wasnt sufficient to really live off

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