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Teach for America Reviews

Updated January 11, 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. "Manager, Unified Communications Engineer"

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

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Great Company. Executive love and want to see you grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Increase man power in the Networking/Unified Communications team

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more open to employers Ideas.

  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. "Great Organization"

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for continuous learning and great team culture.

    Cons

    Changes in staff retention rates.


  5. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administration/Finance Staff
    Former Employee - Administration/Finance Staff

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefit and flexible schedule

    Cons

    short of staff resulting to working long hours


  6. "TFA teacher review"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher

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

    Pros

    There were plenty of professional development opportunities

    Cons

    not a lot of diversity in thought

    Advice to Management

    More diversity


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of moving pieces"

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    Former Employee - Secondary Teacher in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Secondary Teacher in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume
    Good pay

    Cons

    You are NOT guaranteed a placement which isn’t something they tell you from the beginning. You will go through an intensive 6 week training over the summer and it will barely prepare you for the actual school year. There is little to no training on Special Education and in the schools you could possibly be placed in majority of your students will require some sort of differentiation and modification. They expect you to have 1.5 years growth with your students which is hard to do when they 3-5 years behind grade level. The coaches do the best they can to support you but are spread so thin that they barely have time to coach everyone when everyone would like coaching. Depending on the region you’re in they require you to be in grad school while you are struggling to be a successful first year teacher. The grad school isn’t watered down either. The work takes hours! Then you also have all these required meetings and retreats for Teach for America on your days off. The company stresses how important it is to take time for yourself but it’s impossible to do when you have to lesson plan, grade, go to meetings, do your own homework, and meet district requirements. If you love a high stress work environment where work becomes your life this is for you!

  8. "Corps Member"

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

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Leadership preparation, meaningful work, lead-in to many opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficulty, work hours, stress.


  9. "Great place to begin a career making a positive impact in the lives of students."

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission driven organization, invested in teacher development, ample opportunities to network and connect with other like-minded, ambitious individuals. Great Americorps benefits.

    Cons

    Very “one size fits all” teacher development to certification, not many opportunities to engage experienced teachers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Corps Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    The impact and Professional development

    Cons

    Short training time before teaching