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Updated Nov 11, 2021

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Pros
  • "I was able to experience a location of the country and meet some great people.(in 105 reviews)
  • "The benefits are great and working from home is a huge plus.(in 77 reviews)
  • "TFA colleagues are smart, fun, and dedicated.(in 34 reviews)
  • "In addition the staff are friendly and concerned about corps members and their success.(in 31 reviews)
  • "Great culture, positivity and intentionality in leaning in(in 30 reviews)
Cons
  • "work life balance can be difficult with the start up mentality of the organization(in 59 reviews)
  • "Indoctrination of people to believe lies about education and they place you in the toughest schools with little training.(in 58 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 47 reviews)
  • "Nonprofit salary is low for mid to entry level positions(in 29 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Amazing experience

    Apr 23, 2021 - Corps Member 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Professional development, coaching , placing

    Cons

    Testing requirements, test prep materials

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Flexible working environment

    Nov 11, 2021 - Coordinator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, DEI Orientation, Professional Development, Camaraderie, Network

    Cons

    Work-life balance and shifts in leadership

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Continually evolving

    Sep 17, 2021 - Admissions Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits Virtual work options Professional Development Opportunities

    Cons

    Team/org culture Highly competitive opportunities for growth

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Elementary teacher

    Oct 1, 2021 - Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great networking, friendships and professional development.

    Cons

    Overworked, belittled and not much room for personal opinion.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    mission driven organization with tons of professional development opportunities

    Mar 2, 2021 - Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -passionate people working towards a meaningful mission -flexible working hours and ability to work from home -great benefits -lots of professional development

    Cons

    -salaries are non-negotiable and can sometimes be on the lower end of what you might expect based on years of experience and ability to contribute

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Apr 29, 2021 - Director in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great professional development and culture

    Cons

    A lot of managers are inexperienced

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent people

    Mar 30, 2021 - Manager, Teacher Leadership and Development in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Teach For America Regional Team

    Aug 24, 2020 - Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Honorable organization with emphasis on mission

    Sep 10, 2020 - 5th Grade Teacher in Richmond, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Mission oriented. Staff that cares deeply about professional development and training. Collaborative environment.

    Cons

    High teacher turnover. Teachers are underpaid

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    great place to be on staff, highly recommend it if you are aligned with the organizational mission

    Oct 14, 2014 - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    *very intentional and values-driven organization *competitive compensation for non-profit organization * strong benefits package * hardworking, dedicated, fun co-workers * great alumni and staff network and opportunity to learn from very talented, caring people with experiences in a variety of for-profits and non-profits * flexible work hours (long hours, but can work remotely for many national team roles) * opportunities for professional development and taking on big jobs early in one's career

    Cons

    * long work hours - everyone is dedicated to their work and many are young team members without families so sometimes tricky to find balance or you feel like you don't want to say no (although organization is committed to providing tools and resources that support this) * going through organizational transition between regional and national teams so staff experience and strength of your manager / professional development may differ based on specific team * if you are on the national team, may operate in a very virtual way, include several communication loops and checkpoints with a variety of stakeholders before rolling out big projects, and/or have lots of national travel (this could be a pro or con depending on what you are looking for and your work style but good to know)

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