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"hard working, yet flexible and fun"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Teach for America as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

The vibe is definitely hardworking - leaning towards type A - but still cool and collected, so it makes for a trusting environment. It's also work you can feel good about, has a strong feedback system, diverse, very very flexible working conditions at National HQ and supportive management. It's the gold standard for nonprofits, but be prepared to work long and hard.

Cons

You might end up making less than similar positions in corporate America.

Advice to Management

Sometimes the sheer amount of flexibility made some teams feel disconnected from each other.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "Outstanding Opportunities... Not Perfect, but One of the Best in Meaningful Reform Efforts"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - TFA Corps Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - TFA Corps Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Almost unparalleled network of educators and education professionals
    -Numerous opportunities for professional development
    -Advancement potential far beyond the entry-level "Corps Member" position
    -Highly diverse team of coworkers and partners

    Cons

    -Relocation is often necessary for advancement
    -Stringent/required "buy-in" to TFA best practices leaves little room for personal innovation

    Advice to Management

    -Strengthen the hiring preferences and practices for TFA alums seeking employment in their home regions
    -Expand your staff in each region to include a curriculum and development specialist with specific knowledge in special education


  2. "A life changing experience."

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    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This will give you the skills and life experience you need to be successful in any career path.

    Cons

    Do not go into this thinking you are just going to get by. It didn't work for me.

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