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"Knowing all I know now, If I could do it again, I would"

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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Working at the Peace Corps led me onto my current career path, which I continue on today. I am grateful for the experience and still think that no other organization compares

Cons

There can, at times, be too much bureaucracy and red tape. At the same time, it is a government run organization so some of that is to be expected.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "Community Development Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Veles (Republic of Macedonia)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Veles (Republic of Macedonia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, not employee, and it was great. If you have ever thought about joining I would wholeheartedly recommend it. You have enough autonomy to work on projects that interest you but are given a base to build from by Peace Corps.

    Cons

    27 months is a long time commitment but in the end it is worth it and I think that it takes that long to really hit your stride.


  2. "Lots of opportunities and challenges"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Mokolo, Far North (Cameroon)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Mokolo, Far North (Cameroon)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Both personally and professionally challenging, lots of opportunities for growth, a real learning experience, significant leadership responsibilities, personally rewarding, develop strong personal relationships and lifelong friends

    Cons

    Limited resources and support, some annoying bureaucratic regulations, a lot of luck with regard to posting (country, city, local counterpart and/or supporting organization)

    Advice to Management

    Many, but not all, APDC's seem to lack strong management skills and the ability to effectively prioritize PC goals

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