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"It truly is the toughest job you'll ever love."

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Former Employee - Volunteer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Volunteer in Austin, TX
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I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Learn a new language, live in a new culture, be challenged to solve problems in ways you never expected. Service in a small village in southern Mali, but Glassdoor doesn't even have Bamako as an option for location.

Cons

It can be lonely. There will be challenges: communication, plumbing, and transportation come to mind.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "Eye-opening meaningful opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    First hand experience with project development, coordination and management
    Lots of responsability - sink or swim!
    Supervisors are host country nationals!

    Cons

    Community buy-in - free-hand out mentality
    Sustainability can be ignored in favor of implementing projects - money should come from within not internationally for most types of projects volunteers work with.
    PC mission is outdated and does not reflect needs of developing world - goals 2 and 3 happen as a result of living in a community for 2 years.
    Many Americans are unaware of what Vols do.

    Advice to Management

    PC mission is outdated!


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    "Service with a mission"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to work remotely, good location, special federal hiring status after 3 years of employment, great mission, fun Peace Corps Third Goal activities throughout year.

    Cons

    Five-year rule causes too much turn over, you need to be looking for a new job when you walk in the door. No diversity in experience or skills, no child care.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the five year rule and just make everyone up for reappointment every 5 years. Clear out the old be keep the good.


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