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Teach for America Reviews

Updated November 6, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Corp Member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Idealistic people with a lot of good

    Cons

    Hard to be prepared.


  2. Helpful (407)

    "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. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good experience working as a teacher

    Cons

    I don't really have much negative things to say about the company


  4. "Lovable Environment to work at"

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Teach for America part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management team cares about your well being

    Cons

    A bit disorganized at time


  5. "Challenging but life changing"

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Corps Member in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    TFA is one of those life-changing experiences not many people have. I learned so much, changed so much, and I like to think, made a positive impact on my students/community.

    Cons

    This is well known feedback but I needed more training before entering the classroom. I think this might have changed by now, but having more time teaching students would've made the teaching transition much easier.


  6. "Flexible. Decent Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Flexible with a decent pay.

    Cons

    Limited growth ability, therefore difficult to advance.


  7. "Gratifying non-profit to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High performing individuals, sense of urgency in work

    Cons

    Low pay, poor work/life balance

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worth it for new college grads"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Inez, KY
    Former Employee - Teacher in Inez, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can possibly get a teaching license

    Cons

    Cult-like brain washing. Far left identity politics rules every thought this organization has.

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus more on helping kids compete on a national level and worry less about offending everyone


  9. Helpful (1)

    "TFA-Cleveland"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gaining a network through TFA.N

    Cons

    Not fully being prepared as a teacher.

    Advice to Management

    More teacher training to new members.


  10. "Great People, Flawed Schools"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    At Teach for America, you're surrounded by a bunch of like minded individuals all working towards a common mission.

    Cons

    Though you enter your school with the intent of change, schools can present many barriers to change which make carrying out the TFA mission very difficult in reality.


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