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Peace Corps Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
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  • Life-changing experience, ability to learn a new language (in 42 reviews)

  • Life changing experience you can't get anywhere else (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Experience"

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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

    Peace Corps changed the trajectory of my life. I would not be who I am today without that experience.

    Cons

    Toughest job you'll ever love.


  2. "Community HIV Liaison for Ministry of Eduation"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peace Corps as a contractor

    Pros

    Invaluable experience working internationally. Opportunity to develop immense interpersonal and professional skills.

    Cons

    Academic and professional benefits offered to RPCVs are pretty hard to access

  3. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - STRAT Recruiter in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - STRAT Recruiter in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peace Corps part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have very flexible hours to my position.

    Cons

    Too many people to respond to.


  4. "Economic Development Volunteer"

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

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time

    Pros

    Autonomous opportunity to create change

    Cons

    Not for those who are not good as self managing or get discouraged by failed projects

    Advice to Management

    My program director was the best boss I’ve had in my life to date.


  5. "Economic Development Volunteer"

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

    Pros

    It was rewarding and the opportunities afterward are limitless.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy and inefficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Make the application process more competitive.


  6. "Volunteer"

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

    Pros

    Get to do meaningful work

    Cons

    sometimes the peace Corps office can make things complicated


  7. "Peace Corps Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time

    Pros

    learning another culture and language intimately, always encountering new challenges, self-directed projects

    Cons

    Difficulty of usually living on your own, establishing yourself in a new country and community, low ability to save due to stipend pay

  8. "PCV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time

    Pros

    Travel, language, intercultural, resume builder

    Cons

    Difficult to integrate at times

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Volunteer"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    communication
    reliable
    timely
    in country staff
    medical staff
    Georgia in-country program

    Cons

    calling
    recruitment staff
    information provided
    USA staff
    insurance information


  10. "Best experience of my life"

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Learning a new culture and adapting to a new lifestyle
    - Getting to know people I never thought I'd meet
    -Great Benefits!

    Cons

    -There seems to be a disconnect between Washington D.C. and Volunteers on the ground level
    - Student loans are only deferred. There should be loan forgiveness options


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