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Teach For India Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work culture, lots to learn from colleagues and the kids (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people - With a rigourous selection process it is safe to say you will work with the best talent out there (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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

    I worked at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    Scope for work is immense. Good opportunities during and after.

    Cons

    Could get hectic but the opportunities make it worth it


  2. "Teaching Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    Passionate people, inspiring mission, great leadership training

    Cons

    You should know what you're expecting before joining - don't do as a launching pad, do it because you want to be there

  3. "Fellow"

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

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

    Pros

    Heart in the right place; great culture; focus on continuous improvement

    Cons

    sometimes focus is on few fellows only


  4. "Fellow"

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

    I worked at Teach For India full-time

    Pros

    The whole fellowship experience was a great learning opportunity. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to enter the development sector.

    Cons

    There is no fellow accountability. There have been fellows who did bare minimum and got away with it.


  5. "Teach For India"

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    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


  6. "Program Manager"

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    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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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