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"Excellent"

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Former Employee - Country Desk Assistant/Officer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Country Desk Assistant/Officer in Washington, DC
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Neutral Outlook

I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Colleagues work hard and there is a real sense of shared mission that is difficult to find in most other places of employment. The work at Peace Corps HQ is fast-paced and new ideas are promoted. The organization also instituted a comprehensive leadership development program a few years ago.

Cons

There is a five-year rule in place which means most who work for Peace Corps cannot make a long-term career out of it. Regardless of performance, you are out after 5 years, with a small number extended for an additional year or two. Politics are also present. Most of the department heads are political appointees. Though I worked under a republican administration and a democratic administration and did not notice a great difference in the day to day business of the work.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "Intern at the Peace Corps - Office of Overseas Programming and Training - Information Collection and Exchange"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Peace Corps part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, laid back, friendly people, tons of multicultural aspects since it is the peace corps after all. As an intern, I did a lot of legit work, like managing the library and helping with official significant project. I did not xerox at all.

    Cons

    Honestly there really isn't anything that bad about when I was working there...I really like it there.


  2. "Temp Position in recruiting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Recruitment Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Recruitment Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Peace Corps as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with people committed to the cause of global development
    Good location in Washington, DC

    Cons

    Top positions are politically appointed
    USG hiring practices

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