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Teach for America Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

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    "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. "Challenging and fulfilling work"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Rocky Mount, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Rocky Mount, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fulfilling Mission, Great Network, Supportive Peers

    Cons

    Low pay, Regional Variance, Community can feel unwelcoming

  3. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    A wonderful experience all around.

    Cons

    None, I enjoyed my time.


  4. "Manager or above"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Very passionate people. You can tell they really care about the mission.

    Cons

    Be prepared to talk about your feelings. A lot.


  5. "Corps Member"

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

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Able to get in the classroom faster than traditional credentialing program.

    Cons

    The workload is high and stressful.


  6. "Managing Director"

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

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

    Pros

    I love the fact that I am surrounded by like-minded individuals who are driven by a mission. Not only are my colleagues incredibly bright, they care about people.

    Cons

    The organization is currently going through tremendous change. From the National level down to the regions, major shifts are at play. People who don't do well with ambiguity and change would not be happy here right now.


  7. "Consultant"

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

    I worked at Teach for America part-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes feels short staffed. Job responsibilities sometimes unclear.

  8. "TFA Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    I became close with new teachers, similar to me, who were sincere and worked very hard.

    Cons

    The environment was very stressful, and it was difficult to balance work time and free time.

    Advice to Management

    Offer advice for work/life balance.


  9. "Corps Member"

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Memphis had very well done professional development

    Cons

    MTLD's are too stretched thin, little in-classroom support.


  10. "Dedication to inclusive culture."

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    Current Employee - Manager, Operations in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Manager, Operations in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fair pay, investment in professional and personal growth, meaningful mission, amazing network. There is a lot of freedom working at Teach For America. Most of the negative things people experience are isolated events.

    Cons

    Vast organization. You can feel isolated if you work on a national team and work from home. Also, it's difficult to get things moving because some people are stuck in hierarchy.


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