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"Wall Street meets Woodstock"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Teach for America full-time

Pros

Phenomenal mission and set of core values and competencies drive the work in a manner that is aligned to all systems through talent acquisition to alumni support.

Cons

Focused on the PC agenda to the point of detriment, prevents real dialogue and scares employees.

Advice to Management

Embrace individualism through released autonomy - rely on your field operatives to guide support structures.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "Very pleasurable and able to make a difference"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Making a difference in low-income areas, extremely hard program to get into and great resume builder

    Cons

    teacher pay is not always the best, but definitely enough to survive


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Developing the "leaders" to close the achievement gap, but instead feels disorganized, disconnected, and disconnected."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Where there has been the introduction of great teachers into the profession and great leaders of schools and systems who would otherwise not have considered education, that's a benefit to the students in high needs communities who might not otherwise have access to that talent.

    Cons

    Incestuous. Lacks understanding about developing SMART goals. At the regional level puts leaders in place who may be smart, but who are not managers and then fails to develop them. Insular -- actions demonstrate that non-alumni have little value internally or externally.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage, develop your managers, recognize that you do not know everything and that others might have valuable insight.

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