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Teach for America Employee Reviews about "mission driven"

Updated Jan 11, 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
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Mission drive, great benefits

      Jun 4, 2020 - Manager in New Orleans, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission driven, great benefits, outstanding drive, dedication, and passion for the work

      Cons

      My three years at the org were great - no complaints

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing people, amazing mission

      Jan 11, 2021 - Director, Talent Recruitment in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is a clear connection between your work and the impact TFA is making on students. If making an impact is important then this is a great place to work. You will love the people that you work with as everyone here is a hard worker and mission-driven

      Cons

      Salary is a little below what you would expect in similar roles at other organizations

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great benefits, long hours

      Nov 16, 2020 - Manager, Onboarding and Program Support in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      mission driven organization, good pay for a nonprofit, great benefits, flexibility

      Cons

      Extremely long working hours, understaffed

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Mission Driven

      Nov 1, 2020 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission driven organization with many dedicated staff members

      Cons

      Challenges defining and communicating coherent organizational strategy, lack of transparency from senior leaders

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Teach For America Regional Team

      Aug 24, 2020 - Manager in Memphis, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with people who are mission driven Have good work life balance Unlimited PTO Professional development budget

      Cons

      Lower pay because it's a non-profit Wait 1 year until retirement match No clear path for promotion

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good people

      Aug 25, 2020 - Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, flexibility, mission driven

      Cons

      mismatched priorities, no monetary incentive (e.g., bonus)

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good first job

      Apr 6, 2020 - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission driven, highly fulfilling work

      Cons

      Tough job with lots of responsibilities beyond role description

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      great place to work

      Apr 15, 2019 - Director in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission driven work with dedicated people and a chance to support amazing teachers.

      Cons

      Change fatigue from frequent strategic shifts. Can be difficult to have a clear picture of your results.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

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

      Dec 26, 2018 - Corps Member in Tulsa, OK
      Recommend
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      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.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      General organization feedback and perspective

      Nov 29, 2018 - Recruiting Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Mission driven organization comprised of highly intelligent people. -Very diverse work force and rather diverse resources and support structures in place.

      Cons

      -While the mission is front and center, the organization tends to rely on people's commitment to the mission to rationalize disregarding employee needs.

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