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"A great-if difficult--experience"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Volunteer in Bashtanka (Ukraine)
Former Employee - Volunteer in Bashtanka (Ukraine)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Service in the Peace Corps allows you to gain a relatively deep understanding of life in a less-resourced country and, as an overall intense experience, can spur tremendous personal and professional growth. Peace Corps provides a time-tested, well-developed (but admittedly imperfect) operational and social support structure for doing this.

Cons

It isn't always easy--often far from it, in fact--adapting simultaneously to an alien culture and language and job, far from family and friends at home and, once you finish your 3-month training and set off to your permanent site, far (to a greater or lesser degree depending on your country) from your fellow volunteers.

Advice to Management

None

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "Mexico is a step away from Paradise"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy and Finance Advisor in Querétaro, Querétaro (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Strategy and Finance Advisor in Querétaro, Querétaro (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with professionals
    Always something to do to help
    Fun people and pretty girls
    Good food and other activities always coming along

    Cons

    Having to be all spiffy when the front office arrives; really not a bad thing but need to get two twenty words.

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of the way: do not think for it will weaken the team. Send all the bullies packing straight away.


  2. "Challenging, yet fulfilling if you keep an open mind about the experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)
    Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Comprehensive and thorough training of the culture and language of your host country post
    - Access to a vault of technical tools to assist you in your work
    - Minimal supervision to allow independence for work

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy of protocols when applying for grants to fund projects
    - Lack of consistent monitoring for the well-being of the volunteer
    - Imperfect ability to match the skill set of the volunteer with the needs of the community

    Advice to Management

    More competent trainings for the local staff to work efficiently with Peace Corps protocols

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