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"Great way to get started in education."

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Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Boston, MA
Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Boston, MA

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

Pros

TFA gives you high quality training and access to an amazing network of educators. Use it as a springboard to do great things in ed!

Cons

TFA placements are truly challenging, and sometimes the support systems don't seem strong enough. That said, they are what you make of them!

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "Former Corps Member Experience"

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience working for a reputable organization in the education reform field
    Professional development opportunities
    Strong alumni network
    Real-world teaching experience
    Opportunity to truly impact the lives of the students you teach and the community in which you are placed

    Cons

    Support is provided more readily and proficiently in certain areas, but not all (i.e. special education, early childhood education, etc.)
    Many members only join for resume-building purposes and aren't fully committed to the mission
    Data-driven, which isn't entirely a con, but sometimes it seems TFA loses sight of the individuals and sees only numbers (how many people a recruiter can get to apply, how many corps members are retained for the full 2-year commitment, student achievement data, etc.)


  2. "Inspiring"

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    Former Employee - Aed in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Aed in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TFA is a great organization. The salaries are outrageous. The time off is ridiculous. The amount of time and effort they put into developing each employee is amazing. "Most" people that work there are very nice folks. Everyone has at least a BA degree, they are huge on education. It's a great place to work if you value professional development, and life-work balance, some positions allow you to work from home

    Cons

    Everyone is underpaid. As they are a non-profit. Most of the folks in management have no prior work experience at all. This limits their capacity to manage fairly. Management sometimes acts like a cult, meaning if you don't fit because x, y, or z, they'll find a way to make you quit. Rarely they fire anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Please expose your most valuable talent to real corporate life experience. Management has a very limited vision on how to handle employees that are not your typical "star" employees.

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