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Teach for America Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "Fantastic company with brilliant mission!"

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Lexington, MS
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Lexington, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the community and the overall mission of the organization.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons!


  2. "Excellent work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits and people are amazing

    Cons

    High stress at times which can be hard

  3. Helpful (475)

    "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.


  4. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people, hard working, dedicated to mission, good energy among co-workers

    Cons

    Time-demanding environment. can be a little cult-like and people burn-out (though management does take some care to have people pace themselves).


  5. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Got me into the field

    Cons

    Wish there was more training


  6. "Great organisation to work for !!"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing personal and professional life balance.
    Passionate people about the mission.
    Given the freedom to work and innovate.
    Work recognition.

    Cons

    Slightly less pay but that's okay as it is a Non Profit Organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing the great work.


  7. "Excellent experience"

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Denver, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Meaningful mission, great alternative path to education, growth focussed

    Cons

    First year is very demanding and tiring

  8. "Great network, opportunity to learn various cross-functional skills, compensation not great"

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    Current Employee - Director of Development in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Director of Development in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Values driven work
    Great employee benefits (health, retirement)
    Opportunities to build cross-functional leadership skills

    Cons

    Compensation is not great
    Work-life balance great, but workplace benefits are few
    At times resource constrained


  9. "Good co-workers & great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - MTLD in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - MTLD in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Sustainable work. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Limited upward ability. Organization priorities didn't align with mine.


  10. "Great team but proceed with caution"

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

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Committed, hard working colleagues at all levels
    Flexible work schedule
    Core values aligned with personal values

    Cons

    Long hours
    Wear too many hats
    Work/life balance (not sustainable)