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"Guatemala Peace Corps"

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

Pros

Wonderful staff and many opportunities to develop projects and grow professionally

Cons

No work life balance. No freedom. Priorities are on keeping the post open, not on the life of the volunteers or the projects

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "very rewarding - hardships are nuanced and location-specific"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    freedom to develop projects; interesting areas; lots of personal growth; opportunities to travel and meet interesting people

    Cons

    resources, lack of support, very bureaucratic (it's a government agency); high turn-over among leaders and volunteers, often vague and ambiguous expectations

    Advice to Management

    spend more time on the ground with volunteers.


  2. "There's a reason why "the toughest job you'll ever love" is still one of their slogans."

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    Former Employee - Community Economic Development Adviser
    Former Employee - Community Economic Development Adviser
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Apart from being immersed in another culture and language for over two years, I think the main pros are also the cons. This experience will test to to your limits mentally and physically. There was almost no direction in what to do once at site. It can be really difficult, overwhelming, and isolating. But by the end of those 27 months, you can look back at what you've accomplished and say that you made that happen. You initiated meaningful projects and made a real impact on your community not because someone told you to do it, but because you saw that's what needed to be done and did it. And by overcoming those enormous obstacles, it just makes that feeling that much more meaningful.

    Cons

    Other cons were the bureaucracy of decision making from Washington and sometimes volunteers in my country feel as if they weren't supported enough by the medical staff. Keep in mind, however, that I felt very safe and that the medical staff-volunteer relationship will vary drastically within one country, let alone from country to country. It just depends on what your expectations are and the alacrity and American professionalism of your country's medical unit.

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