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"Do NOT Work in Information Technology Here"

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Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Might be better than being unemployed. Might not. Depends on how abusive your manager is.

Cons

The IT Department is an absolute mess with an awful culture. In my 15 year career, it's the worst I've ever seen. Incredibly low morale. Incredibly high turnover. Verbal and psychological abuse from middle managers. Zero leadership from upper management who should step in and fire abusive people. I worked here for 4 (very long) months before returning to my former employer (a major university in NYC). During my 4 months, about 10 people left IT who worked in my area out of 50 people. Those who didn't leave were trying to leave. Now that I'm gone, former co-workers are asking me if there are any openings where I work.

Advice to Management

You need to change the awful culture in IT. People talk to each other like they're dirt. Make an example out of one of the abusive people and everyone else will fall in line. The worst part is that the abusive people are absolutely replaceable. They're not even talented.

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  1. "Core experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Affecting the state of education and making major/positive impacts on young minds in high-need/lower-income communities

    Cons

    At times certain obligations are unnecessarily demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication processes.


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    "Life changing experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The insight and skills you gain through TFA are so incredibly valuable, whether one decides to stay in education or not. Not to mention, it is an incredibly eye-opening experience that will challenge you in every way possible.

    Cons

    Working to close the education gap is a vocation and not just a job. Prepare to dedicate your life to your classroom while working in the corps.

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