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Teach For India Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work culture, lots to learn from colleagues and the kids (in 9 reviews)

  • The Mumbai office is a great place for working collaboratively with great people (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance, Career Support post fellowship (in 6 reviews)

  • NO cons really enjoyed the work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy, culture of constant feedback

    Cons

    Messy appraisal processes and compensation. Low accountability.

    Advice to Management

    To maintain a balance between a culture of understanding and culture of excellence


  2. "Teach For India"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with students and think about parent engagement

    Cons

    Fellow remuneration is a little low


  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent experience working on staff.

    Cons

    Lots of nepotism in the organisation

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


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  5. "Fellow"

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

    I worked at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Tiring days
    Too much expectations from a starting fellow

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "A must have experience"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Teach For India full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great personality development oppporunity
    -A highly committed CEO
    -Very flexible work culture

    Cons

    -Not all staff members are aligned to the vision
    -Some of them tend to become very mean
    -Loopholes in the management

    Advice to Management

    Recruitment into staff roles needs to be looked at. Having a young crowd in the staff doesnt always bring in progress.


  7. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Teach For India (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Opportunity, Great Learning, Process Driven.

    Cons

    No Issues faced at TFI


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Fellow in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Fellow in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach For India (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture, lots to learn from colleagues and the kids. Autonomy to implement your own creativity. Flat organization structure. One of the most well organized non profits to work for.

    Cons

    Work life is quite hectic

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work


  9. "Fellow"

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

    Pros

    offers a life changing experience, immense satisfaction, inner journey "finding self", quality learning and "personal growth" experience

    Cons

    Deal with gaps in management/organisation set up, lag in processes, minor job expectation/demand issues.

    Advice to Management

    Employ/focus to improve the management process, place more experienced program managers to provide a better quality management team


  10. "fellowship"

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    Current Employee - Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fellow in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach For India (More than a year)

    Pros

    Truly motivated cohort working hard for kids.

    Cons

    management has some inexperienced people.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your Alumni network.


  11. "Better to do straight out of college"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good grassroots experience provided to fellows

    Cons

    Very narrow minded view provided

    Advice to Management

    Set expectations, engage with alumni



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