Teach for America Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Pros
  • "Professional development budget(in 122 reviews)

  • "Work with people who are mission driven(in 52 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "difficult to find a work life balance(in 120 reviews)

  • "Long hours, demanding, high stress but still very worth it for me(in 90 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent people

      Mar 30, 2021 - Manager, Teacher Leadership and Development in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      colleagues, learning organization, professional development, benefits

      Cons

      TFA does not aspire to be a top salary provider in their field

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place

      Aug 13, 2017 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and atmosphere to all employees.

      Cons

      I have not encounter one so far.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      An evolving DEI focused org with talent challenges

      Apr 27, 2021 - Senior Managing Director in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Mission oriented, great work flexibility, great benefits. Very diverse and offers DEI training that is very strong for staff. Have made tangible meaningful efforts toward becoming an antiracist org. This org continually adapts and evolve.

      Cons

      Teams can be silo’ed and some teams are far removed from communities tho eg serve which makes it hard for the org to operate with kids/community at the center at times. Talent mobility and career paths are limited so TFA loses a lot of great talent now. Leadership can be a bit inexperienced at the org and some parts of the org are poorly managed.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good culture

      May 6, 2021 - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Work-life balance, good culture

      Cons

      Lack of Promotions/salaries. Lack of growth potential

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Helped me grow

      Mar 30, 2021 - Manager, Teacher Leadership Development 
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      Pros

      Aside from the aim of the organization being near and dear to my heart, I grew a lot in this position. I learned to be incredibly goal oriented, act (not just talk) with equity at the heart of the conversation, and got very comfortable with coaching and facilitating.

      Cons

      It is a high pressure job and you work a ton of hours. It can feel like the weight of the world is on you, and you have to support folks who are sometimes in the hardest moments of their lives (moving away from home, first year teaching, etc).

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      So far so Great!

      Apr 26, 2021 - Corps Member in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Hands on learning experience, caring staff, good benefits

      Cons

      Can be difficult to start their on boarding process if you are still in school, have a job, etc.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Work in Progress

      Apr 26, 2021 - Manager Teacher Leadership Development in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong benefits including unlimited PTO, flexible schedule, opportunity to dictate how to engage with work

      Cons

      Work culture overwhelming and rooted in WSC

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Apr 29, 2021 - Director in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great professional development and culture

      Cons

      A lot of managers are inexperienced

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Apr 27, 2021 - Campus Ambassador in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Good first job, easy and impactful work.

      Cons

      There is a lot of data entry

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Very limited support

      Mar 19, 2021 - Teacher 
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      Pros

      Amazing eye opening experience in a thrown to the wolves sort of way. If teaching is what you want to get into this will get your foot in the door.

      Cons

      Very little in terms of support. Very little actual preparation for teaching. You will have to learn as you go. During their diversity and inclusion trainings they refused to acknowledge mixed people as a separate group. Forcing the people who did not feel they belong in one group or the other to choose. You will not have a life. Obviously a lot depends on the school your sent to, but my and many of my colleagues had no curriculum or anything to go on and had to create everything ourselves.

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