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Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Over 10 years with this org"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission driven organization that is working to solve for one of the most pressing social justice issues in our time. Inclusive organization and is reflective and seeks to continuously improve.

    Cons

    Undergoing quite a bit of change in recent years which can cause unrest and lack of clarity for employees.


  2. "Excellent organization, motivated people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Passionate co-workers and support staff

    Cons

    Sometimes the values the claim to hold dear seem to be very different from the values of their donors

  3. "Recruitment Manager"

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

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the people. I was surrounded by hard working, mission driven colleagues and it was an inspiring place to work.

    Cons

    I came in at a tough time for recruitment and goals were set too high to make them motivating.


  4. "Good JOb"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    They were good, and helped a lot

    Cons

    nothing at all, I enjoyed working there.


  5. "Corps Member"

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    Current Employee - Corps Member in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunities in the Education Field
    -Strong network

    Cons

    - Work Life Balance
    - Low Pay

    Advice to Management

    -More relevant pedagogy and classroom management training for corps members


  6. "Corps Member"

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    Former Employee - 2015 Corps Member
    Former Employee - 2015 Corps Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Substantial teacher training, strong relationships, and sense of urgency and teamwork

    Cons

    Can spend too much time discussing rather than acting.


  7. "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, people, vision, etc

    Cons

    Insufficient training provided, awful work/life balance if you want to excel

  8. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Roanoke Rapid, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Roanoke Rapid, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support and leadership training; encourages a growth mindset; puts you in an experience you would not have otherwise.

    Cons

    Unless you are self-driven and motivated, expect to fail at this job

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Corps Member"

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    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Elite organization, fast paced, thorough training, talented coworkers, AmeriCorps funding, ability to obtain masters defree, part of a team or a cohort

    Cons

    Work life balance, support during the process, unrealistic expectations, unqualified superiors, clashing with the school system, inability to change ineffective policies,

    Advice to Management

    Stopping putting unrealistic expectations on your corps members and understand that they are working for a seperate school system and pushing your agenda might be hard.


  10. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    rewarding experience, especially if committed to social justice

    Cons

    If you won't want to be a teacher, don't do it.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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