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"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PC mission is outdated and does not reflect needs of developing world - goals 2 and 3 happen as a result of living in a community for 2 years.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PC mission is outdated!

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. "Met interesting people"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Washington, DC
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity. You get to meet people from all across the united states. This makes the work place such an enjoyable place. Opportunities for international travel to field offices is also a benefit of working at Peace Corps.

    Cons

    Some people are lazy, especially in the field offices. They give the peace corps such a bad name. The organisation should filter out volunteers without a strong sense of purpose. This will improve the image of the organisation

    Advice to Management

    increase diversity of the recruits


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