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Peace Corps Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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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. "Community Health Educator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time

    Pros

    -flexibility
    -opportunity for creativity
    -opportunity to travel

    Cons

    It is what you make of it. Do your research.


  2. "Peace Corps Service"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An experience I will never forget filled challenges and rewards

    Cons

    lack of communication to volunteers

    Advice to Management

    more communication and better managment toward the needs of volunteers

  3. "Good internship program"

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    Former Intern - Communications Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Communications Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at Peace Corps as an intern

    Pros

    Awesome experience! They invest in their interns and truly try to help them grow.

    Cons

    Work flow would ebb and flow
    Unpaid


  4. "Worth it."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn and grow both personally and professionally in ways you never imagined.

    Cons

    There is a lack of structure and the work is success is difficult to measure.


  5. "Be a Volunteer!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging but rewarding life-changing experience.

    Cons

    Far away from home and netflix.


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Peace Corps as a contractor

    Pros

    Excellent working environment. Good Management

    Cons

    Not a cons. Its great place to be there.


  7. "Regional Recruiter and Outreach Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good salary, respect the 40 hour work week, good coworkers.

    Cons

    A lot of travel and change fatigue tends to set in with constantly changing administration.

  8. "Great Place, be ready to work"

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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

    Amazingly dedicated and hard working group of people.

    Cons

    Term limitations impact talent retention.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust the socalled 5-year rule to allow a new clock to start if talent is promoted.


  9. "Volunteer Experience with the Peace Corps in Senegal"

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    Former Employee - Sustainable Agriculture Extension Agent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sustainable Agriculture Extension Agent in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great way to gain international experience in the field while also challenging yourself as an individual and an employee.

    Cons

    Like working for any government agency, the Peace Corps has its own fair share of bureaucracy.


  10. "Peace Corps Volunteer"

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

    I worked at Peace Corps (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being a Peace Corps Volunteer is a life changing experience. You not only learn a new language, learn new technical skills, and expand your education, but you meet new people and gain a new family. After service, there is a large network of RPCVs in the US willing to reconnect with fellow volunteers and share stories.

    Cons

    You might get sick (stomach bugs...)


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