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Peace Corps Seattle Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
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  1. "Get busy making a difference"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Regional Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits being in the federal government. Great mission, people and inspiring work to be a part of making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Change fatigue...good and bad. The wheel is always being reinvented due to the 5 year rule for employing staff. That being said PC employees are passionate an inclusive people to work with...a very supportive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure leadership in regional offices have oversight. HQ doesn't always know when there are poor managers or supervisors located in isolated regional offices.


  2. "Must Have Personal Convictions to Make it Ultimately Worth it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organizing body that takes care of basic safety and health needs while you work in (sometimes) remote and (always) resource-limited environments, sense of "belonging" to a legacy and camaraderie with other PCVs, opportunity to travel abroad (within and outside your country assignment), HUGE opportunity for personal growth, great for resume building if you understand how to articulate your service

    Cons

    It is working for the US government-- lots of reporting (quarterly) that involves you supposedly being able to measure your work in ways that are typically discussed in much more formal and Westernized environments (i.e. outcome measures), often felt like in-country staff were very unempathetic, treated volunteer's concerns as if were whiney, lack of concern for mental health, very poor training (the best training I had, other than the language teachers, were the presentations made by other PCVs, not the paid staff)

    Advice to Management

    Seriously rework your mental health/psycho-social support training and programming. It is VITAL to success.


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