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"One of the most important jobs in the world"

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Former Employee - Corps Member
Former Employee - Corps Member
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I worked at Teach for America (More than a year)

Pros

TFA meetings tend to be very motivational when taken with a grain of salt. I appreciate that they are so passionately mission-driven; too often other companies get bogged down in the little details. Yet, they are scrupulously organized with the little details, too.

Cons

The work-life balance is awful. I also feel that the organization has lost their focus on TEACHING, instead they are distracted by LEADING in every economic sector in the nation, it seems (law, politics, health, educational admin, etc. etc.)... yet all for the mission.

Advice to Management

Remember, we TEACH for America. Teaching is a public service. It's not about you, it's about the kids.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "Great company"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission-oriented, and people care about one another

    Cons

    Lots of discussions before making a decision.


  2. "I really enjoyed the challenge and experience I gained in the program."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is an incredible leadership opportunity.
    It is rewarding to see students improve academically.
    I have a much deeper understanding of education.

    Cons

    Training style is to throw you in the deep end and hope you are capable of taking the initiative to train yourself.

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