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"Wonderful organization"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director, Strategy in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Director, Strategy in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Mission-driven, smart and motivated people

Cons

Low salary but there are decent benefits

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "Great Support"

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    Current Employee - Corps Member in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teach For America is full of people who are driven and passionate for education. The regional staff teams provide excellent service and support.

    Cons

    Long hours, tough schools requires Corps Members to really have a passion for what they are doing. If you don't have a passion for education, do something else. Do not apply to TFA if you are looking to build your resume and do something else after, it isn't worth it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Went in blind. If you see yourself in education, please go the traditional route!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ~The cause is amazing.

    ~The passion and enthusiasm that staff and corps members have is so great that it makes you want to vomit sometimes.

    ~The support, though sometimes annoying and over the top, is generally helpful if you're willing to take it and have the time to listen to it.

    ~Great stepping stone for educational leadership, policy, etc.

    Cons

    ~For 2 years TFA practically owns your life. The possibility of being very good at your job and keeping a social life (and sanity) are very unlikely.

    ~All corps, meetings, check ins, phone calls, text messages, pop-ins, observations = No normal day. Every single day is surrounded by TFA no matter how hard you try to just relax

    ~The "rigorous" training, known as institute, prepares you for next to nothing but how to not sound like a racist or degrade your students for being low-income.

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