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  • "I was able to experience a location of the country and meet some great people.(in 118 reviews)
  • "The benefits are great and working from home is a huge plus.(in 80 reviews)
  • "Colleagues are smart & genuinely caring people(in 38 reviews)
  • "Great culture, positivity and intentionality in leaning in(in 38 reviews)
  • "In addition the staff are friendly and concerned about corps members and their success.(in 36 reviews)
  • "Indoctrination of people to believe lies about education and they place you in the toughest schools with little training.(in 67 reviews)
  • "No work life balance provided(in 59 reviews)
  • "Hours are long and if you did not study education then you will not feel nearly prepared.(in 57 reviews)
  • "Very low pay compared to any world in the world.(in 50 reviews)
  • "started at a very low salary BUT was given 3 raises over 2 years (I had only asked for one)(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Aug 22, 2023
      Anonymous Employee
      Former Employee, more than 3 years
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      TFA was great with professional development and showed a real commitment to its staff and learning. There is a lot of room to grow and develop skills where you want and need!


      The cons are few and far between for me, and they're changing the internal structure a lot so it might not be relevant but getting help from the national office was often a chore and a half!

      1. 5.0
        Aug 13, 2017
        Current Employee, less than 1 year
        New York, NY
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Great culture and atmosphere to all employees.


        I have not encounter one so far.

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      Teach for America has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 1,871 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at Teach for America to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Teach for America employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Teach for America. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

      71% of Teach for America employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Teach for America 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Teach for America to be senior leadership, benefits, career development and the cons to be management, work life balance, compensation.

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