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Updated Aug 17, 2022

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Found 1,553 of over 2K reviews
3.8
69% Recommend to a Friend
73% Approve of CEO

Found 1,552 of over 2K reviews

3.8
69%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
Approve of CEO
Teach for America CEO  Elisa Villanueva Beard  (no image)
Elisa Villanueva Beard
357 Ratings

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "I was able to experience a location of the country and meet some great people.(in 104 reviews)
  • "The benefits are great and working from home is a huge plus.(in 73 reviews)
  • "In addition the staff are friendly and concerned about corps members and their success.(in 34 reviews)
  • "Colleagues are amazing and committed to the mission(in 33 reviews)
  • "Great culture, positivity and intentionality in leaning in(in 32 reviews)
Cons
  • "Indoctrination of people to believe lies about education and they place you in the toughest schools with little training.(in 61 reviews)
  • "work life balance can be difficult with the start up mentality of the organization(in 60 reviews)
  • "Hours are long and if you did not study education then you will not feel nearly prepared.(in 57 reviews)
  • "Very low pay compared to any world in the world.(in 43 reviews)
  • "started at a very low salary BUT was given 3 raises over 2 years (I had only asked for one)(in 33 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place!

    Aug 17, 2022 - Corp Member in New Orleans, LA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Network New challenges Team of support Independent growth

    Cons

    Time consuming Sometimes stress inducing

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Flexible, mission driven

    Aug 8, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible with great benefits, lots of work from home, generally positive work environment, genuine desire and drive to improve educational outcomes for students.

    Cons

    Lots of change from year to year, can take a while to move up depending on your skillset and position.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    New compensation packages as of 2022

    Aug 7, 2022 - Vice President 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home. Strong DEI mindset in management

    Cons

    Brand is undergoing a turnaround

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    No thanks

    Aug 6, 2022 - Manager of Teacher Leadership and Development (MTLD) in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate people to work with

    Cons

    Centering buzzwords over impactful action

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    good

    Aug 5, 2022 - High School Teacher in Jackson, MS
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    TFA does a good job of keeping up with/checking in with corps members

    Cons

    The training program for TFA is not great

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Best of luck everyone

    Aug 4, 2022 - Online Quran and Arabic Teacher in Islamabad, Islamabad
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    To introduce Islamic language Arabic

    Cons

    Best for ever for learning

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great

    Aug 2, 2022 - Corps Member 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun and good to be around people

    Cons

    Daunting and couldn’t find time for self care

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Brilliant teammates, mission driven work

    Aug 1, 2022 - Managing Director in Denver, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work with brilliant, passionate colleagues who share a reason for being there.

    Cons

    Pay is not what you'd get at a corporate job for same work.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good and bad

    Aug 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission, great benefits, wonderful team of leaders

    Cons

    Leadership seems very confused, everything changes all of the time without clear reasoning

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee

    N/a

    Jul 22, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Job placement Stipend Make connections

    Cons

    The education system is poor. No support

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Teach for America has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,697 reviews left anonymously by employees. 69% of employees would recommend working at Teach for America to a friend and 46% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Teach for America employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Teach for America. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

69% of Teach for America employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Teach for America 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Teach for America to be senior leadership, benefits, career development and the cons to be management, compensation, work life balance.

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