- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Peace Corps (More than 5 years)
Great opportunity to travel the world and learn
No pay and not a comfortable job!
I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (More than 3 years)
Work/life balance is valued
Training and Development is not a focus for staff
I worked at Peace Corps full-time
Got to work on a wide variety of projects with many different types of organizations. Discovered a fascinating, new area of the world and learned a new language. Staff friendly, responsive and open to new project ideas.
Sometimes sites can be very remote, with limited access to Internet, running water and/or electricity. Traveling can also be a hassle, with roads and/or cars not being in great condition.
Advice to Management
With Peace Corps looking to expand, it's important to hire more staff/support assistants, which are currently being overworked.
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I worked at Peace Corps full-time
Meaningful work. Immersion into a new culture and way of life. Lots of time for personal development.
Must be a self starter. Can be isolating and difficult to get projects off the ground.
I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)
Great cultural experience
Opportunity to gain many cross-cultural and technical skills.
Administration can be authoritarian in there rules and expectations of volunteers
I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than 5 years)
Initiatives move fast. Charismatic and caring leadership. Great clan feel. They make every member of staff feel valued and important. Access to directors and leaders and political appointees are truly open door. The closest this to a flat agency within the government.
5 year rule (can't work longer that 5 years).
In and out rule, (You have to be out as long as you're working in there)
I worked at Peace Corps (More than a year)
In a position to work on an important mission for American volunteers and host country nationals in over 60 countries.
The position is demanding and can require working past standard hours.
I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)
Learn a lot professionally about yourself, the values learns will impact you for the rest of your life. Very independent work, great network you will have for the rest of your life.
Government very vertical, black and white when you love in such a grey situation. It's vey difficult to be alone so many months. It is a very difficult job.
Quite the growing up experience. Peace Corps will challenge you - mentally, physically. You'll really discover who you are in all types of situations.
Safety was a bit of a concern. I spoke elementary spanish and was sent out the furthest from Peace Corps headquarters. My site was very dangerous to get into - no roads, cliffsides w out barriers, landslides, etc. Surprised they had sent me there in all honesty. But, happy I spent my time in central america w out incident. Best advice I can give someone is to be safe! Although the risk is well worth the reward, you are still traveling to another country w poverty, violence, disease, etc. Be smart!!
Benefits: vacation time, medical insurance, flexible schedule
variety of job duties
5 year rule
constantly re-inventing the wheel
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