Peace Corps Reviews

Updated Mar 3, 2021

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Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
Carrie Hessler-Radelet
528 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredible experiences learning a new language and being immersed in a new culture(in 95 reviews)

  • "Immersion in a new culture and language, doing work that makes a tangible positive impact(in 58 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Feelings of isolation, often on your own(in 55 reviews)

  • "Stipend might be hard to adjust to(in 35 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome!

      Mar 3, 2021 - Tefl Instructor 
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      Pros

      Loved my experience ! It was awesome.

      Cons

      Nothing bad to say about it

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love

      Mar 3, 2021 - Literacy Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Experience. Highly recommend joining the Peace Corps.

      Cons

      Isolation, health issues, and low pay.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great job ever!

      Mar 1, 2021 - Regional Recruiter in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      It is a great work environment, wonderful team makes and it federal agency has some great benefits.

      Cons

      Being field based, not as many offices in the U.S, so the team environment is a bit lacking

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good hearted organization

      Feb 27, 2021 - Country Desk Officer in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are passionate about what they do

      Cons

      Don’t want to share now

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Volunteer

      Feb 26, 2021 - Volunteer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      International experience in development work

      Cons

      Can be very difficult at times and don't always have much support

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Depends on the Individual

      Feb 26, 2021 - English Education Volunteer 
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      Pros

      For me, I loved Peace Corps for the cultural immersion. This will really depend on the individual and you have to come to this job with an open-mind.

      Cons

      For me, the con was that sometimes its hard to understand why are where you are as you, the volunteer, will most likely be the least qualified individual in the room when at your permeant site (there are some exception). Over time, you'll also begin to grow aware of inherent issues/ themes within Peace Corps that will impact your initial enthusiasm-- or so it did for me.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It was life changing

      Feb 3, 2021 - Volunteer 
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      Pros

      I got a lot of skills

      Cons

      It was hard all the time

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Peace Corps is a fun place to work

      Feb 1, 2021 - Evaluator in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Friendly environment, mission-driven workforce, good work/life balance, government benefits

      Cons

      mid-level managers are hit or miss in terms of competence

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Peace Corps

      Jan 29, 2021 - Graduate Student in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      No one else gives you the autonomy that Peace Corps gives you, and your experience is what you make of it.

      Cons

      There is no choice of site, and the pay is negligible. If you want to save the world, you will be disenchanted quickly.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Experience varies based on Post Leadership

      Feb 19, 2021 - Peace Corps Volunteer 
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      Pros

      You can make the experience what you want.

      Cons

      Terrible post leadership that did not listen to volunteers and did not provide resources

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