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Teach for America Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Corps Member and Elementary Literacy Instructional Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Out of the multiple interview processes I have been through (post-grad, applying for business school, applying for internships, and post-MBA), TFA has far and away struck me as the most thoughtful and intentional interview process. When I was applying to be a corps member back in 2009, the interview process was a day-long affair and included 1:1 interviews, a group interview, teaching a sample lesson plan, and doing a case study. When I was applying to work at a national Institute for the summer, it was a couple of hour-long phone calls.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the AMAZING work!


  2. Helpful (346)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and atmosphere to all employees.

    Cons

    I have not encounter one so far.

    Advice to Management

    none.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Inspiring education non-profit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at TFA is rewarding because the employees are motivated by the mission and look to cooperate and do what is best for the children being taught by the TFA corps members. Staff are typically talented and engaged. Solid team culture. There is a lot of opportunity for gregarious and talented leaders. They have been flexible in the past with remote work arrangements.

    Cons

    As a non-profit, the salaries are not on the high end of the spectrum concerning typical back office roles. Due to the inherent struggle of raising money as a non-profit, the organization runs a very tight ship and has been slowly shrinking its central office in order to become leaner.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Teach for America"

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

    Pros

    Great young youth great time

    Cons

    Not that competitive more money

    Advice to Management

    Work on training


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Commitment to mission; Strong network and support team

    Cons

    High stress during first year of teaching


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America part-time

    Pros

    Student demographic is awesome. Love the students who we work with.

    Cons

    The upper levels are difficult to work with.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "7th grade math teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secondary Math Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Secondary Math Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America (More than a year)

    Pros

    -plenty of resources
    -frequent observations/feedback
    -intense summer institute training with lesson planning/class management instruction
    -steep learning curve; loads of opportunities to learn
    -strong alumni network

    Cons

    -long hours
    -work is never ending
    -not a lot of choice in grade level within secondary subject
    -complex multi-tiered interview

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cult"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Many of the people are great, there is a lot of opportunity to do meaningful work, the mission is important.

    Cons

    Organizational narcissism and leadership who have not had jobs outside of TFA contribute to an environment that is perfectionist and out of touch with reality beyond the organization


  9. "Good work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and community engagement

    Cons

    Don't stay too long. Career starter at best!


  10. "Managing Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Remote working option; values driven organization; great team culture

    Cons

    Compensation and work life balance


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