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Peace Corps Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
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Pros
  • "Build life skills, the opportunity to learn a new language" (in 45 reviews)

  • "life changing experience, great people" (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "Far away from home for two years" (in 15 reviews)

  • "The five-year rule for employees insures a constant staff turn-over" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Most Challenging Job You'll Ever Love"

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    Former Employee - Community Health Educator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Community Health Educator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience and immerse yourself in a new culture.

    Cons

    Extended time away from home and family.
    Physical challenges associated with living and working in a developing country


  2. "Education Volunteer"

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

    Pros

    invaluable experience, great support from Peace Corps staff, and full medical coverage

    Cons

    long commitment with limited vacation days

  3. "Incredible Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Peace Corps gives volunteers the tools they need to be successful during their service
    - Unique opportunity to work with and be immersed in a culture
    - Incredible values and goals for the organization and volunteers

    Cons

    - Disorganized and underfunded
    - Lack of direction from management


  4. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Peace Corps part-time

    Pros

    I loved my experience, my site, and everything about it. Yes, it was challenging, as many new experiences are. I felt supported at site by PC staff and I was able to do any projects I desired.

    Cons

    Isolation is a real thing. Be sure to connect with locals and make friends early.


  5. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peace Corps (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can do meaningful work, helping other people

    Cons

    Many times not a lot of support


  6. "PCV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time

    Pros

    Greatest prospective broadening experience I have ever had!

    Cons

    There is a different perception of time in some countries than in the US.


  7. "Amazing experienxe"

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

    Pros

    Amazing experience, I would not change it for anything.

    Cons

    Sometimes being idle and not having work to do

  8. "Ups and Downs"

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

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Rude employees won't last long there.

    Cons

    Sometimes the excessively collaborative efforts stymie progress

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it.


  9. "Peace Corps Volunteer (Namibia)"

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

    Pros

    Medical Coverage. The job is fulfilling and I was happy with my experience.

    Cons

    Peace Corps can be somewhat unorganized. They are trying but there was a lot of mismanagement and staff turnover while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    They are getting better. Keep up the improvement!


  10. "Content Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting mission and international reach

    Cons

    Constant turnover, lack of institutional memory