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"Rewarding but challenging"

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Former Employee - TEFL Volunteer
Former Employee - TEFL Volunteer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Get to live abroad, they really take care of you, get to learn a new language, you'll always have a good story in future interviews.

Cons

You can get stuck in a bad situation. Peace Corps isn't very responsive to individual volunteers needs if their name is on the line.

Advice to Management

There should be better feedback mechanisms for discontent. I and other volunteers felt very shut out at time, especially with legitimate isses.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "A small dysfunctional federal bureaucracy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a staff member, civil service salaries and benefits are the best in the nation. As a volunteer in the field, the experience is usually very positive thanks to host country people.

    Cons

    Too many unqualified political appointees at HQ. Overseas staff not always well-qualified, resulting in hardships for volunteers. Very little oversight in Washington or overseas offices.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to volunteers. Focus on quality management for the long-term. Cut the bs.


  2. "Life changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The opportunity to take time out of your life to learn about others is phenomenal. We're there as ambassadors; learning about the people we're there for. The developing world is doing just that, developing.

    Cons

    The program itself is lacking; being there under the countries expectations is only appropriate if the country wants Peace Corps to develop and support. Not supplement what the country doesn't retain.

    Advice to Management

    Change the program already, JFK understood the importance of change.

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